WONDER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Chbosky Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin, Noah Jupes, Bryce Ghesiar, Daveed Diggs, Millie Price, Nadji Jeter, Danielle Rose Russell. Based on the best-selling 2013 young adult novel written by R J Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year old August Pullman (played by Jacob Tremblay, who was so good in Room), a sensitive and intelligent boy who was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disfiguring craniofacial abnormality. He underwent 27 Continue reading

ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lenny Abrahamson Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen, William H Macy, Wendy Crewson, Tom McCamus, Amanda Brugel, Cas AnvarĀ . Golden Globe winner Brie Larson (Short Term 12, etc) gives the performance of a lifetime in this dark, disturbing and emotionally affecting psychological drama that is also one of the films of the year. Larson plays a woman known only as Ma, who has been held prisoner for seven years in a backyard garden shed converted into a small 10 by 10m room by an abusive captor known only as Old Continue reading