THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY – interview with Mike Newell

by GREG KING The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is based on the best selling novel written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This romantic mystery follows Julie Ashton, a best-selling author who journeys to the windswept island of Guernsey in 1946 after receiving a letter from one of the inhabitants which piques her curiosity. She meets the titular oddball group that was formed during the German occupation of the island and learns about their hardships. This story of courage and loyalty has been directed by Mike 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