OCEAN’S EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gary Ross Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham-Carter, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Minday Kaling, James Corden, Richard Armitage, Elliott Gould, Griffin Dunne, Dakota Fanning, Richard Robichaux, Marlo Thomas, Dana Ivey, Elizabeth Ashley. Last year we had the all-female remake/reboot of the 80s cult comedy Ghostbusters, which opened to lacklustre reviews and box office returns. And now we get this all-female reboot of the comic crime caper Ocean’s Eleven. Continue reading

SUFFRAGETTE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sarah Gavron Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Finbar Lynch, Meryl Streep, Samuel West, Adrian Schiller, Natalie Press. Sisters are certainly doing it for themselves in this earnest drama about the early suffragette movement. Part earnest historical drama, part political drama and part character driven historical drama Suffragette looks at the struggle of British women to gain universal suffrage in the early part of the twentieth century. London in 1912 became the Continue reading

CINDERELLA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kenneth Branagh Stars: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Derek Jacobi, Stellan Skarsgaard, Nonso Anozi, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Chaplin, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon. This is a superb and visually stunning live action retelling of the classic and timeless fairy tale that has become one of Disney's most enduring and beloved animated films. But will this version stand the test of time like Disney's animated classic and still be fondly remembered when it is over 60 years old? There have been Continue reading

NIGHT WILL FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Andre Singer. What a powerful, moving but grim film to start the day with! When the allied troops liberated the concentration camps in 1945 Allied soldiers, who had been specially trained as cameramen, filmed the stark conditions as a record of the atrocities committed by the Nazis. They captured some horrific and deeply disturbing images of malnourished and emaciated bodies, mass graves, the sick and elderly who had almost given up hope, and survivors who were too listless and weak to move. And the soldiers talked about Continue reading

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T S SPIVET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Stars: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Dominique Pinon, Richard Jutras, Jakob Davies. Tecumseh Sparrow Spivet is something of a mouthful of a name. But then again T S Spivet (played by newcomer Kyle Catlett) is not your normal 10 year old boy. A precocious genius from a rather unusual and eccentric family that live on a farm in the American midwest, T S has an interest in cartography and inventing things. His father (Callum Keith Rennie) wanted to be a cowboy, but was Continue reading