NERVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Juliette Lewis, Machine Gun Kelly, Brian Marc, Marc John Jeffries. Nerve is a popular on-line social media game in which competitors are set challenges, a bit like an internet version of Fear Factor. The more dangerous the challenge the more money a person can make, but if you fail to complete the challenge you get nothing. All of the challenges have to be filmed using the competitor's mobile phones. There are two categories of people Continue reading

MONEY MONSTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jodie Foster Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito, Dominic West, Dennis Boutsikaris, Christopher Denham, Lenny Venito, Chris Bauer, Emily Meade, Aaron Yoo. This thriller about an unusual hostage situation is a sort of Dog Day Afternoon for the post GFC crowd. It also plays to our own innate suspicion and distrust of financiers, bankers and corporate executives who deal in hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, both large and small, but who are rarely held accountable when it Continue reading