THE GOLDFINCH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Crowley Stars: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhart, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Sarah Paulson, Aneurin Barnard, Dennis O'Hare, Robert Joy, Ashleigh Cummings, Willa Fitzgerald, Boyd Gaines. This lacklustre adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2013 novel, which spent 30 weeks at the tops of the best seller lists, is something of a massive misfire. The Dickensian novel was essentially a coming of age tale that spanned nearly a decade and followed the troubled journey of its protagonist Continue reading

PETE’S DRAGON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Lowery Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock jr, Marcus Henderson. Disney seem intent on remaking live action versions of their back catalogue of animated classics, and we've had the likes of The Jungle Book, Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and even Beauty And The Beast undergo this treatment. For the most part they have been very successful and put a new spin on familiar stories. And now we get this live action treatment of the forgettable and Continue reading