ROBIN HOOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Otto Bathurst Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan, Paul Anderson, Tim Minchin, F Murray Abraham, Ian Peck, Cornelius Booth. The legend of Robin Hood, the roguish outlaw with a strong sense of justice who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor, takes a bit of a battering in this largely unnecessary and messy cinematic outing. There have been many versions of the colourful, iconic character, with Errol Flynn probably best capturing his swashbuckling nature and heroic swagger. Then there was the Continue reading

FIFTY SHADES FREED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Bruce Altman, Luke Grimes, Victor Rusak, Max Martini, Jennifer Ehle, Callum Keith Rennie, Tyler Hoechlin, Arielle Kebbel. Fifty Shades Blander? One of the trashiest film trilogies in recent memory reaches its (ahem) climax with the dull and leaden final instalment of the franchise based on E L James’ best-selling erotic novels about a relationship based around consensual BD&SM. The Fifty Shades Continue reading

FIFTY SHADES DARKER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Bruce Altman. The original Fifty Shades Of Grey was based on E L James’ trashy best seller about the torrid and kinky sexual relationship between a handsome billionaire businessman with a B&D fetish and a naïve publishing assistant. It gave us a bit of a tantalising glimpse into the subculture of S&M and B&D. It was controversial and heavily Continue reading

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Hardin, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Max Martini. If you threw Pretty Woman, 9 1/2 Weeks and Secretary into a blender, you'd probably end up with something like Fifty Shades Of Grey, a phenomenally successful piece of chick lit and soft core porn based on the best selling novel by E L James. There's been plenty of hype about this film version, which tells of the relationship between handsome millionaire businessman Christian Continue reading