THE DEATH OF STALIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Armando Iannucci Stars: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Olga Kurylenko, Adrian McLoughlin, Rupert Friend, Dermot Crowley, Paul Chahidi, Karl Johnson. Armando Iannucci is best known for his work on political satires like the Emmy award winning Julia Louise Dreyfuss sitcom Veep, and The Thick Of It and In The Loop, both of which featured the foul mouthed political fixer Malcolm Tucker (played with savage glee by Continue reading

A PERFECT DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fernando Leon de Aranoa Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Eldar Residovic, Melanie Thierry, Fedja Stukan. M*A*S*H in Bosnia? This black comedy centres around Mambru (Benicio del Toro) and B (Tim Robbins), a couple of aid workers in the Balkans during the conflict of the 90s. Working with an NGO known as Aid Across Borders, they deal with the horrors of the war and the vicious consequences of ethnic hatred almost on a daily basis. The film begins with the pair trying to raise a morbidly obese body from a well Continue reading

OBLIVION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joseph Kosinski Stars: Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau. The visually stunning sci-fi drama Oblivion is the sophomore film from director Joseph Kosinski, who previously gave us the equally dazzling Tron: Legacy. Although hailing from a background as a visual artist and an architectural professor, Kosinski is a natural filmmaker who has a bold imagination and a distinctive eye for visuals and compositions which serves him well here. He is more than comfortable with the Continue reading