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

LITTLE MEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ira Sachs Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle, Paulina Garcia, Talia Balsam, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri. Ira Sachs is better known for his queer themed films like Keep The Lights On and the wonderful Love Is Strange, starring Alfred Molina and John Lithgow. His latest film is  a subtle, accessible, enjoyable and charming New York set coming of age story exploring the blossoming friendship between two thirteen year old boys from different backgrounds. Jake (a great performance from newcomer Theo Taplitz) is a shy sensitive kid Continue reading

A LITTLE CHAOS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alan Rickman Stars: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory, Steven Waddington, Jennifer Ehle, Danny Webb, Phyllida Law. This gorgeous looking but ultimately dull period drama is set in France in 1682. A Little Chaos is the sophomore feature for Alan Rickman (from the Harry Potter series, etc), better known as an actor with an imperious manner. His last feature as a director was the 1997 drama The Winter Guest, so it has been a long time between drinks. This is something of a labour of love for Continue reading