BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, Matt Malloy. In 1973, former Wimbledon champion and first-rate serial tennis hustler, gambling addict and sexist braggard Bobby Riggs played women's champion Billie Jean King in a spectacular Continue reading

THE THING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Stars: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ulrich Thomsen, Joel Edgerton, Eric Christian Olsen. It’s Aliens on ice! This is the third version of The Thing, and follows the 1951 Howard Hawks/Christian Nyby thriller, adapted from the novella Who Goes There? by John W Campbell, Jr, and which was laden with Cold War undertones, and more particularly John Carpenter’s chilling 1982 cult favourite. The Thing is a retread of Carpenter’s film, thinly disguised as a prequel that gives us the backstory of a team of Norwegian Continue reading