BLOOD FATHER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Francois Richet Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, William H Macy, Michael Parks, Miguel Sandoval, Diego Luna, Dale Dickey, Raoul Max Trujillo. This gritty and brutal action thriller is a pulp tale of redemption and an interesting father/daughter dynamic, and it marks a return to form of sorts for troubled actor Mel Gibson. He has had smaller roles playing the over the top villain in films like Machete Kills and The Expendables 3, but this is his first leading role since 2011's Get The Gringo. Gibson stars a Link, an ex-con Continue reading

TUSK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Smith Stars: Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Johnny Depp. Kevin Smith burst onto the scene in 1994 with his low budget slacker comedy Clerks, which was shot in the convenience store where he worked, which went on to be come a cult favourite. Since then though his subsequent output has been pretty much hit and miss. Chasing Amy and the raunchy Zack And Miro Make A Porno have been hits, while the romcom Jersey Girl was one of the misses. And the awful odd couple cop buddy comedy Cop Out was aptly 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