FIFTY SHADES FREED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Bruce Altman, Luke Grimes, Victor Rusak, Max Martini, Jennifer Ehle, Callum Keith Rennie, Tyler Hoechlin, Arielle Kebbel. Fifty Shades Blander? One of the trashiest film trilogies in recent memory reaches its (ahem) climax with the dull and leaden final instalment of the franchise based on E L James’ best-selling erotic novels about a relationship based around consensual BD&SM. The Fifty Shades Continue reading

FIFTY SHADES DARKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Bruce Altman. The original Fifty Shades Of Grey was based on E L James’ trashy best seller about the torrid and kinky sexual relationship between a handsome billionaire businessman with a B&D fetish and a naïve publishing assistant. It gave us a bit of a tantalising glimpse into the subculture of S&M and B&D. It was controversial and heavily Continue reading

THE FINEST HOURS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Garinger, Kyle Gallner, John Magaro, Graham McTavish, John Ortiz, Eric Bana, Michael Raymond-James, Josh Stewart, Beau Knapp, Keiynan Lonsdale, Rachel Brosnahan, Abraham Benrubi. This earnest but somehow old fashioned seeming drama is based on an inspiring true story about what is regarded as the Coast Guard's most daring sea rescue. It occurred off the east coast of America in 1952 during one of the worst storms encountered when a turbulent storm struck the oil Continue reading