FOLIES BERGERE – interview with Marc Fitoussi

by GREG KING Folies Bergere is the fourth feature film from French writer/director Marc Fitoussi, who studied English and art history before studying screenwriting at the European Conservatory for screenwriting. He made several short films before making his first feature, La Vie d'artiste in 2007. Folies Bergere is a romantic drama about Brigitte (Isabelle Huppert), a fiftysomething farmer's wife in Normandy who is undergoing something of a midlife crisis. She flirts with an attractive young man who has come to an adjoining farm house for the weekend, and then on Continue reading

JOHN WICK

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: David Leith and Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Lance Reddick, Adrianne Palicki, Iam McShane, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Omer Bernea, Keith Jardine. A cool, stylish and ultra violent action thriller with a high body count, John Wick is another variation on the revenge seeking vigilante film, but it doesn't merely rehash the familiar tropes of some recent similarly themed films. Written by Derek Kolstad, this adrenaline charged and and testosterone fuelled action movie Continue reading

THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Alfredson Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michale Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl, Micke Spreitz. The final instalment in the series of films based on Stieg Larsson’s best-selling Millennium series brings the trilogy to a satisfying conclusion and ties up many loose ends. This is in many ways the weakest of the three films as it is much more political in nature than the first two and is heavy on plot exposition. If you haven’t read the books or seen the first two films, then a lot of what happens here will be hard to Continue reading

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Daniel Alfredson Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Georgi Staykov, Micke Spreitz The Girl Who Played With Fire is the second film in the hugely popular Millennium series from Swedish author Stieg Larsson. The novels explore the dark underbelly of Swedish society, and deal with murder, corruption and conspiracy that dates back decades. Although Larsson died before their publication, they have become some of the most popular novels of the 21st century, with some 40 million copies in print. Like its acclaimed predecessor The Continue reading