HOTEL RWANDA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry George Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix Irish writer/director Terry George (Some Mothers' Sons, etc) is a film maker with a conscience and is not afraid of courting controversy. His latest film is a powerful and potent drama set against the background of one of the bloodiest episodes of recent African history - the Rwandan genocide of the mid-'90's, an incident that garnered very little interest in the western media at the time. Following the assassination of the country's President in Continue reading

INVENTING THE ABBOTTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pat O'Connor Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, Kathy Baker, Billy Crudup, Joanna Going, Jennifer Connelly, Barbara Williams Running Time: 105 minutes. For some reason I was expecting Inventing The Abbotts to be a comedy. However, this new film from Pat O'Connor, director of Circle Of Friends, etc, is a rather dark-edged, albeit clichéd, coming of age melodrama set in small town America in the late 1950's. Adapted from a short story written by Sue Miller (The Good Mother, etc), Inventing The Abbotts deals with a Continue reading