THE IMMIGRANT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Gray Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquim Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk, Antoni Corone, Robert Clohessy, Angela Sarafyan. Set in New York in 1921, this is a tale of heartache and heartbreak, and also looks at the hardscrabble existence and struggle to survive as part of the wave of new migrants arriving in America after the Great War, hoping to start a new life in the land of hope and opportunity. It explores issues of class, social status, crime, and the experience of newly arrived immigrants who were ripe for exploitation Continue reading

8MM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquim Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Catherine Keener, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, Myra Carter, Amy Morton. This violent, confronting and unrelentingly sleazy crime thriller ultimately seems like Hardcore crossed with the more violent elements of Death Wish. Pennsylvania based private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is hired to investigate a spool of 8mm film that turns up in the belongings of a dead industrialist. The film is a "snuff" movie, in which a young girl is Continue reading