ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer, Timothy Hutton, Andrew Buchan, Charlie Shotwell, Stacy Martin. All The Money In The World is prolific filmmaker Ridley Scott’s dramatization of the real-life kidnapping of J Paul Getty III, the 16-year-old grandson of oil magnate J Paul Getty, the richest man in the world (played here by Christopher Plummer). In 1973 the teenaged Getty was living in Rome when he was snatched off the city streets by Continue reading

SNATCHED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Levine Star: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Wanda Sykes, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz, Tom Bateman, Christopher Meloni, Oscar Jaenada, Bashir Salahuddin, Randall Park. Following her big screen debut in 2015 with Trainwreck, comedian Amy Schumer hits the screen for her second outing. But this time around the results are a little substandard. Emily Middleton (Schumer) is an obnoxious, vulgar and self-obsessed thirtysomething who has basically wasted her life. On the eve of a dream vacation to Ecuador she finds herself dumped Continue reading

KIDNAPPING MR HEINEKEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Alfredson Stars: Jim Sturgess, Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten, Anthony Hopkins, David Dencik, Mark van Eeuwen, Thomas Cocquerel. In 1983, five financially strapped businessmen and friends kidnapped Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, the Dutch brewing tycoon and held him for ransom. At the time, the $21 million ransom was the highest ever paid for an individual. To help finance their kidnapping though the five men first robbed a bank in a daring daylight robbery. They constructed a couple of soundproof chambers at the back of a Continue reading

LIFE OF CRIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Schecter Stars: Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Mark Boone Junior, Will Forte, Charlie Tahan. The gritty crime novels of the late, great and prolific Elmore Leonard feature a colourful cast of inept, low life crooks who are usually out of their depth and caught up in ambitious but half-baked crooked enterprises that inevitably go awry. Leonard's dialogue is droll and snappy and his prose style is inherently cinematic, which means they should lend themselves to the big screen. But it takes a Continue reading