STEVE JOBS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Danny Boyle Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston, John Ortiz, Sarah Snook, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ripley Sobo, Makenzie Moss, Adam Shapiro. We have already had a couple of films about the late Steve Jobs, the iconic and revered founder of technology giant Apple who revolutionised the world of computers. We have had Alex Gibney's revealing documentary Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine, which screened at MIFF in 2015, and the recent biopic Jobs, starring a miscast Ashton Continue reading

DUMB AND DUMBER TO

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Peter and Bobby Farrelly Stars: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Rob Riggle, Laurie Holden, Rachel Melvin, Kathleen Turner, Steve Tom, Don Lake, Bill Murray, Tembi Locke, Brady Bluhm, Patricia French. In 1994 Jim Carrey dominated at the box office with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb And Dumber, deliberately lowbrow comedies which used his rubbery face and manic energy to good effect. More recently though Carrey seems to have lost his box office clout (indeed he backed out of promoting his Kick-Ass sequel due to concerns over Continue reading

HOWL

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Freidman Stars: James Franco, David Strathairn, Mary Louise-Parker, Treat Williams, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm, Bob Balaban. "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness." Allen Ginsberg was one of the most famous and revered poets of the 20th century, and one of the most iconic writers of the so-called "Beat Generation," who were rebelling against the hypocrisy and the conservative nature of 1950s America. In 1957, his seminal poem Howl and its publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti were put on trial Continue reading