THE COMMUTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Jonathan Banks, Florence Pugh, Elizabeth McGovern, Shazad Latif, Dean-Charles Chapman, Andy Nyman, Killian Scott, Clara Lago, Roland Moller. Non-stop on a train? Ever since he reinvented himself as the vengeful father out to rescue his daughter from kidnappers in the 2008 action thriller Taken, Liam Neeson has been pigeonholed as the go-to man to play the aging hero with a particular skill set who is able to take down the bad guys. He has basically Continue reading

LADY MACBETH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: William Oldroyd Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank, Bill Fellows, Golda Roshuevel. Nothing to do with Shakespeare’s classic Scottish play about murder, intrigue and regicide, Lady Macbeth is actually an adaptation of Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk District, a nineteenth century novella written by Russian author Nikolai Leskov. The novella has been adapted as an opera in 1934 and was previously filmed in 1962 by the late Polish director Andrez Wajda. But this period drama does share a Continue reading