A MONSTER CALLS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: J A Boyona Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Kebbell, Geraldine Chaplin. The films of Spanish filmmaker J A Bayona have dealt with families in crisis and children in peril, and they have always had a strong emotional subtext running through them. His previous films have included the horror film The Orphanage, and The Impossible, which told the story of a family affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. His third feature film is A Monster Calls, a mix of horror and complex coming of age Continue reading

JULIA’S EYES

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Guillem Morales Stars: Belen Rueda, Luis Homar. Julia’s Eyes is a strong but cliched and rather generic Gothic suspense thriller that closed the Spanish Film Festival. Julia (Belen Rueda, from The Orphanage, etc) is gradually going blind from a degenerative disease. It is the same disease that plagued her twin sister. But when her sister is found dead as the result of a suspected suicide, Julia cannot accept the truth and begins her own investigation. Julia believes that her sister was murdered, but she finds it hard Continue reading