BRIGSBY BEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dave McCary Stars: Kyle Mooney, Greg Kinnear, Mark Hamill, Jane Adams, Michaela Watkins, Matt Walsh, Claire Danes, Ryan Simpkins, Jorge Lendeborg jr. An inventive, original oddball and quirky independent film from first time feature filmmaker Dave McCary (better known as an Emmy nominated writer on SNL), Brigsby Bear deals with themes of family, friendship, the loss of innocence, love, the indelible impact of pop culture, nostalgia, and the power of movies to heal and transform. James Pope (Kyle Mooney) has led a rather Continue reading

LITTLE MEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ira Sachs Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Talia Balsam, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri. Ira Sachs is better known for his queer themed films like Keep The Lights On and the wonderful Love Is Strange, starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow. His latest film isĀ  a subtle, accessible, enjoyable and charming New York set coming of age story exploring the blossoming friendship between two thirteen year old boys from different backgrounds. Jake (a great performance from newcomer Theo Taplitz) is a shy sensitive kid Continue reading

WE WERE SOLDIERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Randall Wallace Stars: Mel Gibson, Barry Pepper, Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Greg Kinnear, Saving Private Ryan set a new standard for war films with its gritty realism, while the recent Black Hawk Down raised the bar for the depiction of the intensity and brutality of conflict. We Were Soldiers again raises the bar for realism and graphic combat scenes in a war film, but it is also at times a moving tale of heroism under fire. Based on a true story written by Lt Col. Harold Moore, We Were Soldiers depicts the first Continue reading

YOU’VE GOT MAIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nora Ephron Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Greg Kinnear, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Dave Chappelle, Heather Burns, Dabney Coleman, John Randolph. With the charming Sleepless In Seattle, writer/director Nora Ephron successfully remade the '40's tear jerker An Affair To Remember, as a vehicle for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Ephron attempts to recapture much of that same magic with this pleasant enough remake of Ernst Lubitsch's 1940 comedy The Shop Around The Corner. Based on Nikolaus Laszlo's play Parfumerie, the film has Continue reading