CAPTAIN FANTASTIC

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Ross Stars: Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Frank Langella, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Nicholas Hammond, Anne Dowd, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Trin Miller. Despite the title this is not a superhero movie. Captain Fantastic is a quirky mix of comedy, drama, journey of self discovery, and coming of age story and something quite different from the usual mainstream fare. Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) and his wife Leslie have left behind civilization, living off the grid and raising their kids in Continue reading

PRIDE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matthew Warchus Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Faye Marsay, Freddie Fox, Lisa Palfrey, Jessica Gunning, Menna Trussler. Politics often makes for strange bedfellows, and so it is with this true story about two opposite communities drawn together by a common cause and a struggle against injustice an bullying. The crippling miners strike in Britain in 1984, brought about as a result of Thatcher's closure of the pits, produced a reluctant alliance Continue reading

SUNSHINE ON LEITH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dexter Fletcher Stars: George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Jason Flemyng. Sunshine On Leith is the second film from Scottish actor turned director Dexter Fletcher (from the tv series Press Gang, etc), whose first film Wild Bill screened at MIFF in 2012. This feelgood musical drama is a marked contrast to that dour, gritty drama, and it takes its title from the second album for cult Scottish band The Proclaimers, best known for their 1988 hit I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). It also does for Continue reading