JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J A Bayona Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Ted Levine, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Isabella Sermon, Geraldine Chaplin, Toby Jones, Daniella Pineda, B D Wong, Jeff Goldblum. Like so many other long running and successful film franchises before it, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fifth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, delivers diminishing returns. And while the special effects and CGI technology that brought dinosaurs to life on the big screen has advanced markedly Continue reading

THE PROMISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry George Stars: Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, Marwan Kenzari, Shorheh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Tom Hollander, Angela Sarafyan, Numan Acar, Igal Naor, Tamer Hassan. Political filmmaker Terry George delves into the mass murder of Armenian citizens in his new film The Promise. George wears his heart on his sleeve, and has tackled big subjects before, such as the issue of IRA hunger strikers in his 1996 drama Some Mother’s Sons and the 1994 mass genocide in Rwanda in his 2004 drama Hotel Rwanda. His Continue reading

SECRETARIAT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Randall Wallace Stars: Scott Glenn, Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Nestor Serrano, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, James Cromwell, Fred Dalton Thompsonl. Australia has already immortalised its champion race horse Phar Lap on film, and now it’s Hollywood’s turn to celebrate one of its favourite race horses on screen. Secretariat was the last horse to win racing’s fabled Triple Crown, way back in 1973, and its winning margin and time in the Belmont Stakes has never been bettered. However, Secretariat is not as much about the champion Continue reading