OUR KIND OF TRAITOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Susanna White Stars: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Jeremy Northam, Matt Gattis, Khalid Abdalla, Alicia Von Rittberg, Saskia Reeves, Alec Utgoff, Dolya Gavanski, Pawel Szajda, Velibor Topic, Marek Oravec. John Le Carre is the modern master of spy thrillers. A former intelligence agent himself, he knows the territory and his novels are infused with authenticity and detail about spy craft, the morally ambiguous and murky world of international intrigue where nothing is ever black or Continue reading

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Brown Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam, Devika Bhise, Arundhati Nag, Richard Johnson, Malcolm Sinclair,  Stephen Fry, Anthony Calf. There have been a few films exploring the lives of flawed genius mathematicians - from the Oscar winning A Beautiful Mind, a biopic about bipolar mathematician John Nash and his inner turmoil, through to The Imitation Game, a true life drama about Alan Turing, who helped crack Germany's unbreakable Enigma Code thus turning the tide of WWII. Turing is regarded as the father of Continue reading

AN IDEAL HUSBAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Oliver Parker Stars: Cate Blanchett, Minnie Driver, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Jeremy Northam, John Wood, Peter Vaughan, Lindsay Duncan, Jeroen Krebbe, Michael Culkin. Oscar Wilde's sophisticated wit, genial bon mots and acerbic one liners shine in Oliver Parker's solid, if somewhat uninspired screen adaptation of his play An Ideal Husband. Parker seems more comfortable with the demands of adapting Wilde's quaintly old fashioned, Victorian-era drawing room comedy than he did with his recent version of Shakespeare's Othello Continue reading