HOME AGAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, Jay Rudnitsky, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Eden Grace Redfield, Lola Flanery. Between them, the husband and wife team of writer/director Nancy Meyers and director/producer Charles Shyer produced many of the popular but formulaic romantic comedies of the 80s and 90s - films like Baby Boom, the remake of Father Of The Bride, It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, The Intern, etc - many of which starred Diane Keaton. Now their daughter Hallie Continue reading

THE INTERN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nancy Meyers Stars: Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Anders Holm, Rene Russo, Nat Wolff, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman, Celia Weston, Linda Lavin, Jojo Kushner, Christina Scherer. Robert De Niro is one of the most dynamic and intense actors of his generation and he has appeared in classics like The Godfather Part II, Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. Thirty years ago the thought of De Niro playing the lead in a lightweight romantic comedy would have been anathema, but as he is now over 70 he seems to slip comfortably into these sorts of roles. And Continue reading

PAPER TOWNS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Schreier Stars: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevigne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Cara Buono, Griffin Freeman. It's good to come across a Young Adult tale that is actually grounded in a reality that audiences can relate to rather than being taken to a dystopian futuristic society or some fantasy world populated by wizards, witches, dungeons and dragons. Paper Towns is a mix of road journey, teenage romance and coming of age tale, but it cleverly avoids many of the usual cliches of the genre. The film is based on the novel Continue reading

PALO ALTO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gia Coppola Stars: Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, James Franco, Zoe Levin, Val Kilmer, Talia Shire, Olivia Crocicchia, Colleen Camp, Claudia Levy, Don Novello, Chris Messina. The Coppolas are obviously an extremely talented family, with three generations of Oscar winners, and a younger generation of emerging filmmakers leaving their mark behind the camera. The latest exciting young filmmaker to make her directorial debut is Gia Coppola, the grand daughter of Oscar winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. Palo Alto is based on the Continue reading