CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Forster Stars: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Oliver Ford Davies, Adrian Scarborough, Orton O'Brien, voices of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Mohammed. This is the second film this year to focus on A A Milne’s enduring and endearing creation of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh and the other creatures that inhabited the fictional Hundred Acre Wood. It follows Goodbye Christopher Robin, a drama that explored how Milne’s classic children’s tale stole Continue reading

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Kent Stars: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Emily Watson, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, Colin Morgan, Miranda Richardson, Hayley Atwell, Henry Garrett. Vera Brittain is one of the foremost figures of the pacifist movement of the twentieth century. Her views on the horrors of war and the waste of a generation of young men were formed and shaped by her experiences as a nurse at the front during some of the bloody battles of WWI. Her outspoken views though were not always readily welcomed by a public clamouring for retribution and Continue reading

CAPTAIN AMERICA THE FIRST AVENGER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Johnson Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci,Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Dominic Cooper . This superb comic book adaptation completes the jigsaw for Marvel’s upcoming blockbuster Avengers movie, which will feature Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941 Captain America is one of the original heroes from the Marvel stable, and has been played previously by Dick Purcell in 1944, Arthur Pierce in a 1966 tv series, Reb Brown, and Matt Continue reading