GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:Rob Reiner Stars:Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Craig T Nelson, William H Macy, Lucas Black, Jerry Levine, Margo Martindale, Terry O'Quinn, Bill Smitrovich, Lloyd "Benny" Bennett, Michael O'Keefe, Brock Peters, Wayne Rogers, Bill Cobbs, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Andy Romano Running Time:130 minutes Rob Reiner returns to the courtroom for the first time since A Few Good Men, but with a legal thriller of a different kind. Based on the true story of the fascinating trial of Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods), a bigoted Continue reading

SLING BLADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Billy Bob Thornton Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Natalie Canerday, J T Walsh, Robert Duvall, James Hampton, Rick Dial, Jim Jarmusch, Christy Ward Running Time: 135 minutes. Actor/writer Billy Bob Thornton's screenplays for the tense and violent thriller One False Move and the wonderful but largely ignored drama A Family Thing essentially explored themes of reconciliation with the past. Thornton makes his directorial debut with Sling Blade, a perceptive but grim tale of redemption and small Continue reading