BLADE RUNNER 2049

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Denis Villeneuve Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Ana De Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, Dave Bautista, Hiam Abbass, Mackenzie Davis, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James. Blade Runner 2049 is the latest film from Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who has an impressive track record that includes Incendies, the psychological thriller Prisoners, the war on drugs thriller Sicario, and the sci-fi drama Arrival. Here he returns to the sci-fi genre, with this visually stunning and stylish long Continue reading

SUICIDE SQUAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Ayer Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Carla Delevinge. Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Kevin Vance, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Corina Calderon. A motley collection of psychopathic killers are released from prison to form a special team and sent on a suicide mission. No, this is not the classic 1967 World War Two action film The Dirty Dozen, but rather Suicide Squad, a superhero Continue reading

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Griffin Dunne. Matthew McConaughey continues the career renaissance that began with the courtroom drama The Lincoln Lawyer and continued with Killer Joe, The Paperboy and Mud, and a brief but telling appearance in Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street. And now the heart throb actor, once renowned for his bland lightweight romantic comedies, delivers one of the more impressive performances of his career in this dramatised true story of Ron Woodroof, a hard drinking and Continue reading

TT 3D: CLOSER TO THE EDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Richard De Aragues. Every year since 1907 the Isle of Man has hosted the Tourist Trophy, a motorcycle endurance race that has been recognised as the greatest motorcycle road race in the world. Competitors race around 60 miles of winding roads and small villages at speeds of up to 250km/h. The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is also amongst the most dangerous motorsport events, as over 200 people have died during the race or its practice runs, with many more being injured. This staggering statistic hangs over the film, Continue reading

PANIC ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Dwight Yoakum With its plot of a resourceful woman defending her house against three vicious thugs, Panic Room shares some similarities with classic claustrophobic thrillers like Wait Until Dark and Lady In A Cage, etc. Claustrophobic, recently divorced Meg Altman (Jodie Foster, in a role originally intended for Nicole Kidman) and her diabetic, tomboyish daughter Sarah (Kristen Stewart) move into their new home, a sprawling four storey brownstone Continue reading