THE SENSE OF AN ENDING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ritesh Batra Stars: Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Joe Alwyn, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Freya Mayo. Based on the 2011 novel written by British author Julian Barnes, The Sense Of An Ending is a meditation on memory, guilt, regret, secrets and repressed emotions and the dark unreliability of nostalgia. The drama was driven by an unreliable narrator and offered up a distorted view of its narrator's personal history. Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (Iris, etc) plays Tony Webster, a Continue reading

SELF/LESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tarsem Singh Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Gerber, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynn Kinchen, Melora Hardin, Michelle Dockery, Sam Page, Brandan McCarthy. What starts out as a slick high concept sci-fi thriller and morality tale slowly deteriorates into a formulaic and routine action thriller by the end. Damian Hart (Ben Kinglsey) is a ruthless billionaire real estate mogul who has been given a death sentence when he is diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. He is estranged from his only daughter Continue reading

NONSTOP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Linus Roache, Corey Stoll, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o, Scoot McNairy, Omar Metwally. Nonstop is not the type of film you want to sit through if you're planning on flying anywhere in the near future. But otherwise it is a slick, efficiently directed suspense thriller set on a trans-Atlantic flight. An aeroplane makes for a claustrophobic and unsettling setting for a thriller, and has been used before in films like Passenger 57, Red Eye, Flightplan, even the superbly titled Continue reading