22 JUMP STREET

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Chris Miller and Phil Lord Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas, Craig Roberts, Caroline Aaron, Marc Evan Jackson, Dave Franco, Dax Flame, Richard Grieco, Dustin Nguyen. More often than not sequels are disappointing. They are often a quick attempt to cash in on the success of the original film and rushed into production, merely repeating the winning formula without any real inspiration. And sometimes they are made without many of Continue reading

THE ZERO THEOREM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry Gilliam Stars: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Ben Wishaw, Rupert Friend, Peter Stormare. Terry Gilliam is a former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, but as a filmmaker he doesn't seem to care much for commercial success or conventional stories. He is an audacious filmmaker with a vivid imagination and flamboyant visual style who packs more head-scratching wtf moments into his films than any other six pack of visionary directors combined. But he is also quite Continue reading

CHOCOLAT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Juliette Binoche, Victoire Thivisol, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Peter Stormare, John Wood, Leslie Caron, Johnny Depp Here we go again! Another charming fable that explores the magical healing powers of food, Lasse Hallstrom's Choclat follows in the same vein as the wonderful Like Water For Chocolate, although there is a harder edge here. Audiences may also find this film more nourishing and stimulating than the recent Woman On Top. C hocolat is set in the quaint, pictureque Continue reading

THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wim Wenders Stars: Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Mel Gibson, Jimmy Smits, Amanda Plummer, Peter Stromare, Gloria Stuart, Harris Yulin,Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Julian Sands, Bud Cort, Tim Roth. In recent years German director Wim Wenders has turned his cynical outsider's eye on Los Angeles, showing us a sleazy and seedy side to the city of dreams that not many people would recognise. Based on a story written by U2 singer Bono and script writer Nicholas Klein, The Million Dollar Hotel continues to develop Wenders' obsession with Continue reading

8MM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquim Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare, Catherine Keener, Anthony Heald, Chris Bauer, Myra Carter, Amy Morton. This violent, confronting and unrelentingly sleazy crime thriller ultimately seems like Hardcore crossed with the more violent elements of Death Wish. Pennsylvania based private investigator Tom Welles (Nicolas Cage) is hired to investigate a spool of 8mm film that turns up in the belongings of a dead industrialist. The film is a "snuff" movie, in which a young girl is Continue reading