BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ang Lee Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Mason Lee, Arturo Castro, Beau Knapp, Makenzie Leigh, Tim Blake Nelson. This new film from three time Oscar winning director Ang Lee is a bit of a disappointment given his impressive resume that includes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the heartbreaking gay romance Brokeback Mountain, and the visually impressive Life Of Pi. Based on the acclaimed 2012 satirical novel written by Ben Fountain, and adapted by first time screenwriter Continue reading

ONLY THE DEAD – interview with Michael Ware

by GREG KING Only The Dead is a confronting and harrowing look at the war in Iraq from journalist Michael Ware, who spent seven years documenting the carnage and chaos of the war. Greg spoke to Michael about the film. http://www.mediafire.com/listen/2tyzyy47wz8583u/201006_001.MP3 Continue reading

AMERICAN SNIPER

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Keir O'Donnell, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Sammy Sheik, Navid Negahban, Eric Close, Owain Yeoman. In the late 70s and 80s, many filmmakers took an opportunity to revisit America's involvement in Vietnam and used their fresh perspective to criticise the country's involvement in the unpopular and bitterly divisive campaign. And now it seems that the unpopular war raging in Iraq and Afghanistan is providing similar fuel for filmmakers. The latest is Continue reading