BOOK CLUB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bill Holderman Stars: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergin, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T Nelson, Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Wallace Shawn, Ed Begley jr, Alicia Silverstone. Four lifelong female friends have formed their own book club as an excuse to get together regularly, taste some wine, swap stories and enjoy some good literature. Diane (Diane Keaton, from The Godfather trilogy and Oscar winner for Annie Hall) is recently widowed, and her daughters want her to move to Arizona to be closer to them as they fear that she Continue reading

YOUTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paolo Sorrentino Stars: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Alex MacQueen, Roly Serrano, Ed Stoppard, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Paloma Faith. Music and images have always played an important part in the films of Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, who won an Oscar for his grandiose and occasionally self-indulgent Felliniesque The Great Beauty, a film that divided audiences. These elements also play an important role in his latest film Youth, which is a surreal, melancholy, bittersweet, visually sumptuous, poetic Continue reading

WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Gillian Armstrong. Orry-Kelly was born in the NSW town of Kiama in 1897, and made his reputation as a costume designer in Hollywood during its Golden Age. He designed costumes for some 300 films, including enduring classics like Casablanca, Some Like It Hot, etc. He won three Oscars along the way. And in the 20s he roomed with a young actor named Archibald Leach in Greenwich Village. But despite all of this Orry-Kelly is not that well known. This fascinating, informative and entertaining documentary from Gillian Armstrong Continue reading

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer, Ben Schwartz. Life is occasionally messy, and so is this film. When the Altman family patriarch dies, the four children return to their home town in Connecticut for the funeral. According to his final wish have to sit the traditional Shivah for seven days, but for much of the time they sit in awkward silence or rehash old wounds. But for some of the Continue reading