THE AGE OF ADALINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lee Toland Krieger Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, Ellen Burstyn, Cara Richardson, Anada Crew, Richard Harmon. Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively, from the tv series Gossip Girl, etc) is 29. Adaline Bowman has been 29 for the past seven decades. Unlike Dorian Grey though who had an oil painting in the attic growing old and decrepit while he retained his youth and vigour, Adaline's unchanging age is the result of a more scientific incident. During an unusual snowfall late one night Adaline's car skidded Continue reading

INTERSTELLAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Timothee Chalamet, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, William Devane, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, Josh Stewart, David Gyasi. I must admit I was slightly disappointed with Interstellar, probably because Christopher Nolan has set up huge expectations with his body of work, including Memento, Inception, and the darker vision of the mythology of a popular comic book hero in his Batman Continue reading

REQUIEM FOR A DREAM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Christopher McDonald, Louise Lasser, Sean Gullette. Darren Aronofsky first burst onto the scene with Pi, his visually exciting but virtually incomprehensible thriller mixing mathematics and paranoia. His second film deals with more emotionally involving material, but is just as visually stunning and disturbingly nihilistic piece of cinema that will shock and confront audiences, much as A Clockwork Orange did thirty years ago. Based on a 1978 Continue reading