A DOG’S PURPOSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Bryce Gheisar, K J Apa, Britt Robertson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Pooch Hall, Logan Miller.   What is a dog’s purpose? Is it to provide companionship, to help us overcome grief and loneliness, or is it to help us find fulfilment and purpose in our own lives? These questions will be answered in this heart-warming and slightly mawkish feel good family friendly film based on the 2010 bestseller by W Bruce Cameron, best known for his book 8 Continue reading

TAKE THIS WALTZ

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sarah Polley Stars: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby. Canadian actress Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter, Go, etc) has always brought a fierce intelligence and compassion to her sensitive portrayals of wounded and conflicted women, and she brings the same qualities to her films behind the camera as a director interested in personal and very human stories. As a director she makes some interesting and challenging choices. Away From Her was a touching drama about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. Take This Waltz is a drama about Continue reading