12 STRONG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicolai Fuglsig Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban, Numan Acar, Trevante Rhodes, William Fichtner, Rob Riggle, Austin Stowell, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Hebert, Ben O'Toole, Kenneth Miller, Kenny Sheard, Jack Kesy, Elsa Pataky, Arshia Mandavi. A very different dirty dozen for the war on terror? In the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks on the US, a small force of twelve Green Berets (all volunteers) were dropped into Afghanistan in a Continue reading

IN THE FADE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fatih Akin Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Ulrich Friedrich Brandhoff, Ulrich Krisch, Hanna Hilsdorf, Rafael Santana. Filmmaker Fatih Akin (Head On, etc) understands the prejudice that Turks and other immigrants experience in Germany. It is this understanding that shapes In The Fade, his latest film, a powerful, challenging and confronting drama about terrorism and prejudice. Europe is in the grip of a rise in terrorism, fundamental religion, and extremism, and Germany particularly seems to be experiencing a Continue reading

THE PROMISE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry George Stars: Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, Marwan Kenzari, Shorheh Aghdashloo, James Cromwell, Jean Reno, Tom Hollander, Angela Sarafyan, Numan Acar, Igal Naor, Tamer Hassan. Political filmmaker Terry George delves into the mass murder of Armenian citizens in his new film The Promise. George wears his heart on his sleeve, and has tackled big subjects before, such as the issue of IRA hunger strikers in his 1996 drama Some Mother’s Sons and the 1994 mass genocide in Rwanda in his 2004 drama Hotel Rwanda. His Continue reading