THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Marsh Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewlis, Harry Lloyd, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, Enzo Cilenti, Maxine Peake. This biopic looks at the extraordinary life of iconic astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who was, at the age of 21, diagnosed with the terminal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - the fatal degenerative motor neurone disease (aka Lou Gehrig's disease) - and given only two years to live. But Hawking had a determination and a never say die attitude, and was determined to prove much in the short time Continue reading

PROJECT NIM

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: James Marsh. Oscar winning British film maker James Marsh follows up his documentary Man On Wire which chronicled the efforts of French high wire walker to cross between the two towers of the World Trade Centre in 1974, with the moving and provocative Project Nim. The film looks at Nim, a chimpanzee who was taken from his mother and raised as part of a university research project trying to teach him how to communicate via sign language. In 1973, Columbia University professor Herbert Terrace embarked on an Continue reading