PEPPERMINT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pierre Morel Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher jr, John Ortiz, Annie Ilonzeh, Juan Pablo Raba, Jeff Hephner, Cailey Fleming, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Eddie Shin, Tyson Ritter, Jeff Harlan. Jane Wick? This violent vigilante thriller with a high body count is like a cross between Keanu Reeves’ ultra-violent John Wick and Death Wish, albeit with a strong female protagonist. Peppermint stars Jennifer Garner, who really came to prominence with her role as international spy Sydney Bristow, who was recruited straight out of Continue reading

BLOOD FATHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Francois Richet Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, William H Macy, Michael Parks, Miguel Sandoval, Diego Luna, Dale Dickey, Raoul Max Trujillo. This gritty and brutal action thriller is a pulp tale of redemption and an interesting father/daughter dynamic, and it marks a return to form of sorts for troubled actor Mel Gibson. He has had smaller roles playing the over the top villain in films like Machete Kills and The Expendables 3, but this is his first leading role since 2011's Get The Gringo. Gibson stars a Link, an ex-con Continue reading

SICARIO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennis Villeneuve Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Victor Garber, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo. In Spanish, "sicario" means hitman or assassin. In 2013 Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve gave us the tough and taut claustrophobic thriller Prisoners (starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal), which made many critics' lists of the best films of the year. He returns with this powerful, hard hitting and gritty new thriller that takes a look at the US's war on drugs. It is a war that the US Continue reading