THE CONJURING 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Simon McBurney, Franke Potente, Madison Wolfe, Benjamin Haigh, Lauren Esposito, Patrick McAuley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Simon Delaney, Bab Adrian. Having established himself as one of the top directors of horror films working in Hollywood at the moment, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, etc) continues to mine the exploits of real life paranormal ghost hunters Ed and Lorraine Warren in this sequel to the 2013 box office hit The Conjuring. The Warrens made their reputation after Continue reading

THE HUNTER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Nettheim Stars: Willem Dafoe, Frances O'Connor, Sam Neill, Morgana Davies. The Hunter is a character driven drama set against the majestic backdrop of Tasmania’s wilderness forests. Martin David (Willem Dafoe) is a mysterious mercenary who is sent to Tasmania by Redleaf, a biotech company, to capture a Tasmanian tiger. Although long thought to have been extinct there have been recent sightings, and David is supposed to capture one and bring DNA samples back home to be cloned. David’s mission is complicated when he meets Continue reading

BEDAZZLED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Harold Ramis Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor, Miriam Shor, Orlando Jones, Paul Adelstein, Toby Huss, Gabriel Casseus, Brian Doyle-Murray. The old aphorism about being careful what you wish for is at the centre of this new comedy from Harold Ramis (Analyze This, etc). Working with co-writers Peter Tolan (Analyze This) and Larry Gelbart (creator of the brilliant, long running sitcom MASH, etc), Ramis brings a contemporary and blackly comic edge to this funny and efficient remake of the 1967 Peter Continue reading