CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon M Chu Stars: Henry Golding, Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Pierre Png, Ken Jeong, Jimmy O Yang, Ronny Chieng, Lisa Lu, Harry Shum jr, Chris Pang, Nico Santos, Janice Koh. A contemporary fairy tale set in Singapore, Crazy Rich Asians is a feel good crowd pleasing romcom, and more significantly it is one of the first films from a major Hollywood studio since The Joy Luck Club 25 years ago to feature an all Asian cast. Rachel Chu (Constance Wu, from Fresh Off The Boat, etc) is an economics professor at a Continue reading

JUSTIN BEIBER’S BELIEVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jon M Chu. Is this the revealing, candid, warts-and-all documentary about the precocious 19-year-old pop star the world has been waiting for? Unfortunately, no! Rather than explore Beiber's bizarre behaviour on tour, the drug busts and the partying lifestyle, this is a lightweight hagiography, a puff piece squarely aimed at his legion of breathless and devoted prepubescent fans for whom he can do little wrong. Shot during his recent extensive world tour, Believe is essentially another concert film, albeit interspersed with a Continue reading

JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Jon M Chu, Davis Guggenheim. Canadian teenager Justin Bieber is something of a pop sensation – a self taught musical prodigy who launched his music career through the social networking site YouTube. From those beginnings he has, in a couple of short years, grown into an international star, selling millions of records. Never Say Never offers a rather superficial portrait of Bieber; there are not a lot of startling revelations here, but there is plenty to provide instant gratification for his fan base of Continue reading