DEMOLITION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Smith, Heather Lind. Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a hot shot financier whose wife is killed in a car crash. He goes into denial and his life goes into melt down and he begins to alienate everyone around him. Including his father-in-law Phil (Chris Cooper), who also happens to be his boss. A minor incident involving a vending machine in the hospital though is the real catalyst for his frustration. He writes complaint letters to the company, which attract Continue reading

WHILE WE’RE YOUNG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Noah Baumbach Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Grodin, Adam Horowitz, Maria Dizzia. "Every generation blames the one before." While We're Young is the latest film from writer/director Noah Baumbach (The Squid And The Whale, etc) and it is a smart, intelligent social satire about generational conflict, mid-life crises, the malaise of middle age, the failure to realise one's full potential, and middle aged soul searching. These are themes that are common to Baumbach, who makes intelligent and sharply Continue reading

ST VINCENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Theodore Melfi Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O'Dowd, Jaeden Lieberher, Ann Dowd, Terrence Howard, Nate Cordrry, Ron McLarty, Dario Barosso, Scott Adsit. St Vincent is a slightly predictable, surprisingly upbeat, and genuinely feel good comedy/drama and coming of age tale about an unlikely friendship. And it is, arguably, one of the better films of Bill Murray's career. It is also good to see him return to his comedic roots for a chance. Vincent McKenna (played by Murray) is a former Vietnam vet who Continue reading

J EDGAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Ken Howard, Jeffrey Donovan. For nearly fifty years, J Edgar Hoover was the most powerful man in American law enforcement. Not only did he establish the FBI and its well respected forensics laboratories and impressive data bases, but he was also a power hungry, paranoid and ambitious man who gathered secret files on the sex lives of everyone prominent in public life. For Hoover, secrets and information represented power, and he used those files to Continue reading

A DESTINY OF HER OWN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marshall Herskovitz Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Moira Kelly, Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett, Fred Ward, Jake Weber, Jeroen Krabbe, Joanna Cassidy, Daniel Lapaine, Simon Dutton, Peter Eyre, Justine Miceli. In overseas markets, A Destiny Of Her Own is also known as Dangerous Beauty, a stronger and far more appropriate title. This elaborate historical melodrama is set in the decadent Venice of the late 16th century, when women were still treated as second class citizens. Only the courtesans, in essence Continue reading