THE SNOWMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tomas Alfredson Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J K Simmons, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones, Michael Yates, David Dencik, Jonas Karlsson, James D'Arcy, Jakob Oftebro, Adrian Dunbar, Chloe Sevigny, Ronan Vibert, Genevieve O'Reilly.   Nordic noir tends to be darker and bleaker than your typical Hollywood crime thriller, probably because they spend so much time in the dark, with long, bleak winter months. But unfortunately, The Snowman is a lesser example of the genre. This subpar thriller is based Continue reading

DUNKIRK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, B arry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden. Films like Saving Private Ryan and Hacksaw Ridge have given us gritty, visceral and harrowing depictions of the horrors and carnage of war, and the senseless loss of young lives, and they have raised the bar of the war movie genre. With his latest film Dunkirk, writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, etc) again Continue reading

LET’S BE COPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Greenfield Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans jr, Nina Dobrev, Andy Garcia, Rob Riggle, James D'Arcy, Keegan Michael Key, Tom Mardirosian, Joshua Ormond, Jonathan Lajoie, Natasha Legerro. Let's Be Cops combines elements of the slacker comedy with the familiar formula of the odd couple cop buddy comedies, popularised through the likes of 48 Hours, Lethal Weapon, Midnight Run, Stakeout, Bad Boys, etc. It aims for a similar vibe that the recent 21 Jump Street and its sequel had, although it falls short of the achievements of Continue reading