THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Yorick van Wageningen, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visjnic, Donald Sumpter. Americans don’t particularly like subtitles, which is why we have this remake of the compelling Swedish thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first instalment of Stieg Larsson’s best selling Millennium trilogy. Oscar winning writer Steven Zaillian has drawn closely upon the novel itself, and has made the complex plot Continue reading

ARRIETTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Stars: voices of Tom Holland, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman, Saoirse Ronan, Geraldine James. Arrietty is the latest film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and it maintains the high standards we have come to expect following such superb animated films as Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, etc. However, studio veteran Hayao Miyazaki has not directed Arietty. Rather he has left the chores to his protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, a former animator who makes his feature debut here. Nonetheless, Miyazaki’s fingerprints are Continue reading

ARTHUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jason Winer Stars: Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, Geraldine James, Jennifer Garner, Jill Eikenberry, Luiz Guzman. At the start of the early 80’s, British comic Dudley Moore had something of a purple patch with his movie roles. First there was his scene stealing antics in a supporting role in the comic thriller Foul Play. Then there was his role as a philanderer obsessed with Bo Derek in Blake Edwards’ 10. And of course there was his signature role as Arthur, the drunken millionaire playboy who had to make the choice Continue reading