Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gray Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, Anthony Hopkins, Banks Repeta, Jaylin Webb, Ryan Sell, John Diehl, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Polk, Tovah Feldshuh. A semi-autobiographical and deeply personal coming of age tale set in New York at the beginning of the 1980s, Armageddon Time is loosely based on director James Gray’s own childhood experiences which helped shape him. And while the film explores many themes that have been typical of his canon, this one builds a strong emotional response from the audience.   Gray’s Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gray Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquim Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk, Antoni Corone, Robert Clohessy, Angela Sarafyan. Set in New York in 1921, this is a tale of heartache and heartbreak, and also looks at the hardscrabble existence and struggle to survive as part of the wave of new migrants arriving in America after the Great War, hoping to start a new life in the land of hope and opportunity. It explores issues of class, social status, crime, and the experience of newly arrived immigrants who were ripe for exploitation Continue reading