ISLE OF DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Anderson Stars: voices of Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Bob Balaban, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, F Murray Abraham, Tilda Swinton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe. Isle of Dogs is the new stop-motion animated film from idiosyncratic director Wes Anderson, who previously ventured into this field with The Fantastic Mr Fox in 2009. The film features some great, visually edgy and very Continue reading

MADAME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Amanda Sthers Stars: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma, Michael Smiley, Tom Hughes. This slightly disappointing romantic comedy explores themes of class, status, prejudice, family, societal privilege, romance and the possibility of happy endings in real life. Anne (Toni Collette) and Bob (Harvey Keitel) are a married couple who divide their time between New York and their lavish home in Paris. But times are tough for the former golf instructor, and Bob is being forced to reluctantly sell a Continue reading

YOUTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paolo Sorrentino Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Alex MacQueen, Roly Serrano, Ed Stoppard, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Paloma Faith. Music and images have always played an important part in the films of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, who won an Oscar for his grandiose and occasionally self-indulgent Felliniesque The Great Beauty, a film that divided audiences. These elements also play an important role in his latest film Youth, which is a surreal, melancholy, bittersweet, visually sumptuous, poetic Continue reading

BE COOL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: F Gary Gray Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric The Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Christina Milian, Harvey Keitel, The Rock, Robert Pastorelli, James Woods, Steve Tyler, Danny De Vito. One of the more iconic moments in recent cinema history was when John Travolta and Uma Thurman took to the dance floor in Pulp Fiction. The producers of Be Cool, a disappointingly light-weight sequel to 1995's smooth crime caper Get Shorty, have cleverly paired Travolta and Thurman again, and have incorporated an almost Continue reading

LITTLE NICKY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Brill Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Allen Covert, Reese Witherspoon, Tiny Lister jr, Michael McKean, Rodney Dangerfield, Jon Lovitz, Henry Winkler, Rob Schneider, Ozzy Osbourne. Adam Sandler is one of those comics that you either love or hate, with his whining persona and scrappy humour based on flatulence, homophobic jokes, bodily functions, and other gross out moments that even the Farrelly brothers wouldn’t touch. However, he has managed to create a couple of genuinely entertaining Continue reading