HEREDITARY

by GREG KING Director: Ari Aster Stars: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd. We’ve recently seen a number of horror films that have effectively relied on suspense and a creeping sense of dread rather than out right gore to scare audiences – films like It Follows, It Comes At Night, the recent A Quiet Place, etc - and now we get Hereditary. Following its screenings at the Sundance Film Festival in January where it has been acclaimed as one of the scariest films of all time, Hereditary reaches our screens, but it seems that it has Continue reading

TRIGGER HAPPY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Larry Bishop Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Diane Lane, Larry Bishop, Kyle MacLachlan, Gregory Hines, Burt Reynolds, Billy Idol, Henry Silva, Michael J Pollard, Christopher Jones, Richard Pyor, Rob Reiner, Angie Everhart, Billy Drago, Paul Anka, Joey Bishop Running Time: 97 minutes. This bizarre, bloody yet perversely funny homage to the tough gangster movies of the '40's heralds the directorial debut of writer/actor Larry Bishop, son of comedian Joey Bishop and godson of Frank Sinatra. During Continue reading

SMILLA’S SENSE OF SNOW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Billie August Stars: Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Robert Loggia, Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Bob Peck, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Emma Croft, Tom Wilkinson, Mario Adorf, Jurgen Vogel Running Time: 121 minutes. Fans of Danish author Peter Hoeg's acclaimed novel Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow may be a little disappointed by this workmanlike screen adaptation, which has drastically changed the thrust of the book. Screenwriter Ann Biderman (Copycat, Primal Fear, etc) has transformed Hoeg's colorful novel into a more Continue reading