THOR: RAGNAROK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Taika Waititi Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Taika Waititi, Rachel House, Clancy Brown, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Sam Neill, Luke Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Shari Sebbens. The 17th feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the third film in the Thor series is lighter in tone and lots of fun. For those who have grown a little tired on the usual formula and destructive set pieces of Marvel this will be Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom McCarthy Stars: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d'Arcy James, Live Schreiber, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci, Paul Guilfoyle, Len Cariou, Jamey Sheridan, Neal Huff. All the bishops men? A powerful drama, Spotlight is based on the true story of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize winning series of articles from 2002 exposing the sytematic molestation of young children by Catholic priests and the cover-up orchestrated by the Catholic Church. The revelations were particularly shocking in this strong Continue reading

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Maya Forbes Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, Ashley Aufderheide, Keir Dullea. Mental illness is a difficult subject to tackle, but it has often been explored in films, with the Oscar winning Rain Man, A Beautiful Mind, etc, being some of the standouts. But it seems that Infinitely Polar Bear sometimes hits a few false notes, and is never as engaging nor as confronting as it should have been, especially since it is based on the filmmaker's own experiences. Filmmaker Maya Forbes has drawn upon her own unconventional Continue reading

FOXCATCHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bennett Miller Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Anthony Michael Hall, Vanessa Redgrave, Guy Boyd. This bizarre story of the relationship between an Olympic wrestler and a psychopathic billionaire and philanthropist proves once again that the truth is often stranger than fiction. Mark Schultz (played by Channing Tatum) was an Olympic champion wrestler who won a medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Games, along with his brother Dave (played by Mark Ruffalo). But because of the amateur nature of the sport back Continue reading