THE EQUALIZER 2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Pedro Pascal, Orson Bean, Jonathan Scarfe, Sakina Jaffrey. Denzel Washington has certainly starred in his fair share of remakes lately, with Man On Fire, The Manchurian Candidate, The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 and The Magnificent Seven to name a few. But in his storied career he has never appeared in a sequel to one of his hits – until now. The Equalizer 2 is of course a follow up to his 2014 film which was a reboot of the popular television series, Continue reading

SNOWDEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Oliver Stone Stars: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quino, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Olyphant, Scott Eastwood, Ben Schnetzer, Ben Chaplin, Logan Marshall Green, Joely Richardson. Dual Oscar winning filmmaker Oliver Stone is a polarising figure with a strong political conscience whose films often shake up the establishment. His films have often explored themes of power and corruption and complex issues about American values in the modern world. He has explored some of the darker Continue reading

THE EQUALIZER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antoine Fuqua Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloe Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Johnny Skourtis, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, Haley Bennett, David Meunier. The Equalizer, which ran from 1985-1989 , gave the late Edward Woodward a second hit tv series to follow the bleak, downbeat British spy series Callan. In the tv show Woodward played Robert McCall, a former intelligence agent who drew upon his unique skill set to help people who couldn't find justice through the usual channels. But fans of the original series may be appalled Continue reading

OBLIVION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joseph Kosinski Stars: Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau. The visually stunning sci-fi drama Oblivion is the sophomore film from director Joseph Kosinski, who previously gave us the equally dazzling Tron: Legacy. Although hailing from a background as a visual artist and an architectural professor, Kosinski is a natural filmmaker who has a bold imagination and a distinctive eye for visuals and compositions which serves him well here. He is more than comfortable with the Continue reading

RED STATE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Smith Stars: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman, Michael Angarano, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner. Red State is heady mix of sex, politics, terrorism, religious fundamentalism and violence, and seems unusual subject matter for writer/director Kevin Smith, who is better known for his slacker comedies like Clerks, Chasing Amy, and edgy, subpar romantic comedies full of puerile humour (Jersey Girl, etc). This is probably bis most interesting, ambitious and morally challenging film since Dogma. Three horny teenagers Continue reading