BABY DRIVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Edgar Wright Stars: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Bernthal, Flea, Lanny Joon, C J Jones.   British director Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, etc) was raised on a diet of Hollywood genre films, but his quirky sensibility and sense of humour subverts the usual tropes of the genre. His Hot Fuzz was a loving homage to those American crime films he loved watching. A decade on he returns to the crime genre with Baby Driver, an immensely entertaining and fast paced heist Continue reading

THE ACCOUNTANT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gavin O'Connor Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J K Simmons, Jon Bernthal, John Lithgow, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert C Treveiler, Seth Lee, Jake Presley, Mary Kraft, Jason Davis, Jeffery Tambor, Jean Smart. The title may not sound like the basis for a very exciting film, but Christian Wolff, the title character, is not your average accountant; not only does he crunch numbers but he also crunches bodies. He's the kind of superhero that exists in the wet dreams of H & R Block employees. Wolff (played by Ben Affleck) is a Continue reading

SICARIO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennis Villeneuve Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Victor Garber, Daniel Kaluuya, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Trujillo. In Spanish, "sicario" means hitman or assassin. In 2013 Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve gave us the tough and taut claustrophobic thriller Prisoners (starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal), which made many critics' lists of the best films of the year. He returns with this powerful, hard hitting and gritty new thriller that takes a look at the US's war on drugs. It is a war that the US Continue reading

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Max Joseph Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer, Jon Bernthal. Recently we saw Eden, Mia Hansen-Love's drama following an aspiring young DJ pursuing success and tracing the rise of Daft Punk and the development of garage dance music in France, which left me a little cold. This low budget feature from America also looks at an aspiring DJ who is aiming to make a name for himself in the cut throat world of the LA club scene. As with Eden though this is a film of limited appeal and Continue reading

FURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Ayer Stars: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Alicia von Rittberg, Jason Isaacs, Xavier Samuel, Jim Parrack, Scott Eastwood, Kevin Vance, Anamarie Marinca. This powerful and intense World War Two drama sees Brad Pitt back killing Nazis, something he did so effectively in Tarantino's bloody and violent Inglorious Basterds. But there is little of the tongue in cheek humour or cinematic references that shape his revisionist take on that war. Rather this is a more straightforward tale of heroism and Continue reading