GAME NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lomorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Michael C Hall, Jeffery Wright. This enjoyable mix of action and comedy from the team behind films like Horrible Bosses is like David Fincher’s The Game crossed with Date Night. A group of friends regularly meet every Saturday night for some old-fashioned fun, playing old school board games and charades. Continue reading

DOCTOR STRANGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Derrickson Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mads Mikkelsen, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, Michael Stuhlbarg, Scott Adkins. For a long time the DC comic book adaptations have been rather dark and grim, both in content and look, while the Marvel comic adaptations have been lighter in tone and more colourful and creative, boasting some great special effects and strong characterisations. And this is indeed true of Doctor Strange, which gives us yet another origins story for a Marvel Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom McCarthy Stars: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d'Arcy James, Live Schreiber, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, Stanley Tucci, Paul Guilfoyle, Len Cariou, Jamey Sheridan, Neal Huff. All the bishops men? A powerful drama, Spotlight is based on the true story of the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize winning series of articles from 2002 exposing the sytematic molestation of young children by Catholic priests and the cover-up orchestrated by the Catholic Church. The revelations were particularly shocking in this strong Continue reading

ALOHA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cameron Crowe Stars: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, Joh Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Camp, Danielle Rose Russell. Former Rolling Stone journalist turned filmmaker Cameron Crowe has made a handful of great films in his career, including the charming Say Anything, the semi-autobiographical Almost Famous, and Jerry Maguire with a cocky Tom Cruise. But his latest film is another misstep in his career, and follows the box office flops that were Vanilla Sky and Elizabethtown. Aloha Continue reading

A MOST WANTED MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anton Corbijn Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl, Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Mehdi Debhi, Herbert Gronemeyer. The spy thriller A Most Wanted Man marks one of the final screen appearances of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar winning actor who died earlier this year. It is a fitting epitaph for this chameleon-like actor who totally inhabited the characters he played on screen. A Most Wanted Man is set in Hamburg, a city on high alert. There are numerous reminders that it Continue reading