DARKEST HOUR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Wright Stars: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Samuel West, Adrian Rawlings, David Strathairn. Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour is the second high profile film this year to explore the controversial war time record of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who has been regarded as one of the greatest Britons ever in history. We first saw Brian Cox play him in Churchill, which was set around the lead up to the D-Day invasion of France, in which Churchill was consumed by Continue reading

PAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Wright Stars: Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara, Levi Miller, Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Adeel Akhtar, Bronson Webb, Cara Delvingne, Paul Kaye. J M Barrie first created the character of Peter Pan, the boy who could fly and who never grew up, back in 1902. He then featured the character in the 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, which enjoyed incredible success. Since then the character has featured in several stories, and been filmed many times, firstly in a silent film in 1924, but most Continue reading

HANNA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joe Wright Stars: Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Saoirse Ronan, Tom Hollander. If there was a genre for art house action movies, then Hanna would stand as the definitive example. This bruising, intelligent, suspenseful, visceral and fast-paced spy thriller from British director Joe Wright (best known for his art house hits Atonement and Pride And Prejudice) comes across as a frenetic blend of the punishing physical action of the Bourne series and the kinetic energy of Run Lola Run. And all set to the pulsating, driving score from the Continue reading