LUCY

Director: Luc Besson Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min Sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek, Analeigh Tipton. Action cinema does not have that many positive and strong heroines - there has of course been Sarah Connor from The Terminator, Ellen Ripley from Alien, Milla Jovovich in the Resident Evil series, Luc Besson's Nikita, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, and Angelina Jolie in Salt. Now joining them is Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, a kick-arse action heroine in a role originally intended for Jolie. But Continue reading

HER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Spike Jonze Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams. Former music video director Spike Jonze is a visionary filmmaker who has done some of his best work when working with off beat scripts penned by the eccentric and imaginative Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation), which incorporate elaborate special effects and emotional truths. Her is only the second film he has written for the screen as well as directed, following his adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are, and it is his most personal film Continue reading