THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir, Channing Tatum, Zoe Bell, James Parks. Quentin Tarantino returns to the wild west for his eighth film. But he also tries to return to the epic style of cinema popular in the 50s and 60s, shooting in the long dormant 70mm format. He also includes a rousing orchestral overture at the start, a glossy souvenir program with notes about the production, and an intermission break to try and recreate Continue reading

DONNIE BRASCO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mike Newell Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, Anne Heche, James Russo Running time: 126 minutes. Proving once again that truth is often stranger than fiction, Donnie Brasco tells the story of an idealistic young FBI agent who spent three years undercover with the mob in order to gain evidence on their activities. In 1978, FBI agent Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) assumed the alias of a small time thief and jewel fence, Donnie Brasco, and developed a friendship and bond of trust with small time gangster and Continue reading