ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, Bruce Dern, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Madsen, Damian Lewis, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Hammond, Margaret Qualley, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Rafal Zawierucha, Maya Hawke. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film is a love letter to movies and the golden years of Hollywood and television. But as the title suggests it is also something of a fairy tale. Set against the backdrop of Hollywood in 1969, this sprawling Continue reading

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir, Channing Tatum, Zoe Bell, James Parks. Quentin Tarantino returns to the wild west for his eighth film. But he also tries to return to the epic style of cinema popular in the 50s and 60s, shooting in the long dormant 70mm format. He also includes a rousing orchestral overture at the start, a glossy souvenir program with notes about the production, and an intermission break to try and recreate Continue reading

THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Morgan Spurlock. Rabble rousing Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has tackled the issue of obesity in Super Size Me, and looked at terrorism and the cult of personality in Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? Like Michael Moore, Spurlock is a shameless showman who loves attention-getting stunts to illustrate his viewpoint, even if his subject matter is more lightweight and seemingly trivial by comparison. In his latest documentary he turns his attention to the potent power and insidious Continue reading

LITTLE NICKY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Brill Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Allen Covert, Reese Witherspoon, Tiny Lister jr, Michael McKean, Rodney Dangerfield, Jon Lovitz, Henry Winkler, Rob Schneider, Ozzy Osbourne. Adam Sandler is one of those comics that you either love or hate, with his whining persona and scrappy humour based on flatulence, homophobic jokes, bodily functions, and other gross out moments that even the Farrelly brothers wouldn’t touch. However, he has managed to create a couple of genuinely entertaining Continue reading