THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Newell Stars: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Matthew Goode, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Katherine Parkinson, Kit Connor, Bronagh Gallagher. Adapted from the 2008 best selling novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer (who died before the novel was completed) and her niece Anne Barrows, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical romance set in the aftermath of World War Two. This quintessential British drama centres around writer Juliet Continue reading

HIDDEN FIGURES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirtsen Dunst, Glen Powell, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Kimberly Quinn, Olek Krupa, Ken Strunk, Kurt Krause. The Help at NASA? Of all the nine films nominated for Best Film at this year’s Oscars, the inspirational and feel good true life drama Hidden Figures is also the biggest crowd pleaser and the most accessible. Based on Margot Lee Shatterly’s non-fiction book about a trio of African-American women who worked on the NASA Continue reading

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, Juston Street, Will Brittain, Wyatt Russell, Austin Amelio, Temple Baker, Glen Powell. Not as ambitious in scope and scale as his previous film Boyhood, which was filmed over a period of twelve years, Richard Linklater's latest film has been touted as "a spiritual sequel" to his 1993 slacker classic Dazed And Confused. While steeped in a strong sense of nostalgia for the early 80s, it also explores some familiar themes to Boyhood as it explores the journey of young Continue reading