BEAUTIFUL BOY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Felix van Groeningen Stars: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kue Lawrence, Jack Dylan Grazer. Sharing the same title as a John Lennon song (which Richard Dreyfuss sang to his hearing impaired son in Mr Holland’s Opus), this is a downbeat and grim, but ultimately inspiring cautionary tale of drug addiction, rehabilitation, relapse, and the huge emotional toll that addiction takes on the family of the victims. We’ve seen a number of films dealing with drug addiction, including Otto Preminger’s 1956 drama The Continue reading

LIAR LIAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom Shadyac Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilley, Maura Tierney, Cary Elwes, Justin Cooper, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Anne Haney, Mitchell Ryan, Jason Bernard, Eric Pierpoint, Randall "Tex" Cobb. Following the mixed response to the disappointing black comedy The Cable Guy, Jim Carrey bounces back to the outrageous form his fans expect with his new film Liar Liar. A film designed to showcase Carrey's uniquely physical brand of comedy, Liar Liar has been one of the biggest successes so far this year, grossing over $165 million at Continue reading