AMERICAN MADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright Olsen, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Lola Kirke, E Roger Mitchell, Mauricio Mejia. Thirty years ago, Tom Cruise played a cock-sure, gung-ho naval pilot in the classic Top Gun. Now he plays another hot shot pilot in this bizarre story about drug smuggling, gun running and money laundering that again proves that quite often truth is far stranger than fiction. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a disenchanted pilot with TWA who uses his position to Continue reading

THE WALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli. Iraq 2007. America's war on terror in Iraq is supposedly over, yet the bloody fighting continues in rural outposts where militant insurgents still hold power. A vital desert pipeline has come under fire from an unseen enemy sniper. Two US soldiers are sent to investigate this attack on the pipeline, but find they have been drawn into a trap. They find the contractors dead, and before too long they also come under fire from the rogue sniper. While sniper Shane Continue reading

EDGE OF TOMORROW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Jonas Armstrong, Tony Way, Franz Drameh, Dragamir Mrsic. Like him or hate him, there is no denying that Tom Cruise has good commercial instincts that have rarely let him down. Vanilla Sky was a rare failure, but it allowed him to work with director Cameron Crowe, and Knight And Day was a routine action comedy that hardly stretched his talents. And Cruise seems to have found a niche for himself in special effects heavy sci-fi action thrillers Continue reading

SWINGERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Doug Liman Stars: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, Alex Desert, Heather Graham, Deena Martin, Katherine Kendall, Brooke Langton, Blake Lindsley Running Time: 96 minutes. Shot on the smell of an empty gin bottle and utilising a number of cool back alley LA lounges and night clubs in which the spectres of smooth latter day crooners like Sinatra still reign supreme, Swingers typifies the creative spirit of American independent low budget film making. Director Doug Liman, who shot Swingers for a mere Continue reading