DEVIL’S KNOT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Aton Egoyan Stars: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Elias Koteas, Alessandro Nivola, Dane DeHaan, James Hamrick, Seth Meriwether, Kris Higgins, Rex Linn, Bruce Greenwood, Amy Ryan, Robert Baker, Stephen Moyer, Martin Henderson, Kevin Durand, Mireille Enos. In 1993, three young boys were brutally murdered in the town of West Memphis, Arkansas. In the deeply religious town in America's south, superstition ran strong, and it was suspected that the murder involved satanic rituals, witchcraft and the occult. Because three local teenagers - Continue reading

COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Davis Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cliff Curtis, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas In the wake of the events of September 11 and the US sanctioned war on terrorism, a number of films with terrorist themes, including Tim Allen's Big Trouble and Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest, became collateral damage as nervous studio executives pulled them from their release schedule. In the case of Schwarzenegger's action thriller Collateral Damage it was something of a knee jerk reaction as this is certainly not one of big Arnie's better Continue reading

LIVING OUT LOUD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard LaGravanese Stars: Holly Hunter, Danny De Vito, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan, Richard Schiff, Elias Koteas, Mariangela Pino, Suzanne Shepherd, Clark Anderson. Writer Richard LaGravenese (The Bridges Of Madison County, The Fisher King, etc) makes his directorial debut with this edgy romantic comedy about a pair of middle aged divorcees looking to put a spark of romance back into their lives. He understands the demands of his perceptive and intelligent script, and probes the quiet desperation of his central characters with a Continue reading

APT PUPIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Bruce Davison, Elias Koteas, Joe Morton, Joshua Jackson, David Schwimmer, Jan Triska, Michael Byrne, Heather McComb, Ann Dowd. There were high expectations for Bryan Singer's follow up to his Oscar winning crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and Apt Pupil doesn't disappoint. Apt Pupil is the third story from Stephen King's Different Seasons anthology to be filmed, following both Stand By Me and the brilliant The Shawshank Redemption. This is a superb and unsettling psychological Continue reading