THE AGE OF ADALINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lee Toland Krieger Stars: Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker, Ellen Burstyn, Cara Richardson, Anada Crew, Richard Harmon. Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively, from the tv series Gossip Girl, etc) is 29. Adaline Bowman has been 29 for the past seven decades. Unlike Dorian Grey though who had an oil painting in the attic growing old and decrepit while he retained his youth and vigour, Adaline's unchanging age is the result of a more scientific incident. During an unusual snowfall late one night Adaline's car skidded Continue reading

INVENTING THE ABBOTTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Pat O'Connor Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, Kathy Baker, Billy Crudup, Joanna Going, Jennifer Connelly, Barbara Williams Running Time: 105 minutes. For some reason I was expecting Inventing The Abbotts to be a comedy. However, this new film from Pat O'Connor, director of Circle Of Friends, etc, is a rather dark-edged, albeit clichéd, coming of age melodrama set in small town America in the late 1950's. Adapted from a short story written by Sue Miller (The Good Mother, etc), Inventing The Abbotts deals with a Continue reading