YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lynne Ramsay Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Minette, Judith Roberts, John Doman. Glaswegian filmmaker Lynne Ramsay’s moody and grim films have always dealt with damaged characters (We Need To Talk About Kevin, etc) and difficult and confronting subject matter. Her fourth feature is no different. You Were Never Really Here is based on the slim tome from Jonathan Ames (Bored To Death, etc), a twisted noir about Joe (Joaquin Phoenix, from Walk The Line, Gladiator, etc) a damaged former soldier and FBI agent who Continue reading

THE EXTRA MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, John C Reilly, Katie Holmes   The Extra Man is a so-so comedy enlivened by Kevin Kline’s energetic performance. Kline proved his ability on being able to deliver great comic timing and play lovable eccentrics with his Oscar winning turn in A Fish Called Wanda, and he is very good here in a role seemingly tailor-made for him. Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) plays Louis Ives, an aspiring writer who is sacked from his teaching position at a posh Continue reading