A WRINKLE IN TIME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director Ava DuVernay Stars: Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Pena, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Andrew Holland, Rowan Blanchard, David Oyelowo, Daniel MacPherson, Tim Kang. Madeleine L’Engle’s popular 1962 YA fantasy novel A Wrinkle In Time has long been considered difficult to adapt to the screen. There was a four-hour television miniseries made for Canadian tv in 2004 which featured some shoddy special effects and ordinary performances. This version has Continue reading

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon. We've already had a tasty mix of spicy Indian food and a tantalising romance earlier in the year with the low key drama The Lunchbox, and we had the irresistible foodie delight with Jon Favreau's Chef. Now we get another winning combination of mouthwatering food and romance in the latest film from Swedish born director Lasse Hallstrom (My Life As A Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, etc). Hallstrom creates generally feel good films and romantic dramas like Continue reading

THE ARMSTRONG LIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Alex Gibney. Lance Armstrong is something of a modern American hero. A former teenage cycling champion and cancer survivor he won an unprecedented seven consecutive Tours de France before retiring from the sport in 2005. However, his achievements were always surrounded by whispers of banned substances, illegal drugs and blood transfusions aimed at sustaining his endurance during the most famous and gruelling of bicycle races. But Armstrong was always able to use his wealth, power and celebrity status to deflect these rumours Continue reading

THE HELP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Alison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Mary Steenburgen. There is already plenty of early Oscar buzz for this moving, poignant, powerful and impressive drama about racism in America in the 1960s. The Help is based on the best selling novel written by Kathryn Stockett, who drew upon her own experiences to shape this very humanistic and moving tale. The Help deals with some important themes, and is the type of book that would Continue reading