RED SPARROW

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francis Lawrence Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Shoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, Ciaran Hinds, Joely Richardson, Bill Camp, Mary-Louise Parker, Douglas Hodge, Sergei Polunin, Thekla Reuten. A violent and brutal spy thriller, Red Sparrow follows quickly on the heels of last year’s tough Atomic Blonde, and serves up another strong female centric spy story. But there’s also a touch of Luc Besson’s La Femme Nikita to Red Sparrow. The violence here is brutal almost Continue reading

A CURE FOR WELLNESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gore Verbinski Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Celia Imrie, Ivo Nandi, Harry Groener, Adrian Schiller, Ashok Mandanna, Magnus Krenner. Visionary filmmaker Gore Verbinski has a wonderfully diverse filmography that includes the very funny slapstick nonsense of Mousehunt, the first three film in the successful Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise that was based on a Disneyland ride, the animated spaghetti western Rango, the drama The Weatherman with Nicolas Cage, the Americanised version of the Japanese horror film Ring, Continue reading