THE HELP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Alison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Mary Steenburgen. There is already plenty of early Oscar buzz for this moving, poignant, powerful and impressive drama about racism in America in the 1960s. The Help is based on the best selling novel written by Kathryn Stockett, who drew upon her own experiences to shape this very humanistic and moving tale. The Help deals with some important themes, and is the type of book that would Continue reading

THE TREE OF LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Hunter McCracken. Maverick director Terrence Malick is not exactly a prolific filmmaker, and this is only his fifth film in a thirty-year career. Malick is best known for films like Badlands and Days Of Heaven, which are memorable for their striking images, elegiac quality, and meditative tone. The Tree Of Life, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, is his most ambitious undertaking yet. This is a film that sees Malick combine an exploration of religious values with Continue reading