HOLMES & WATSON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Etan Cohen Stars: Will Ferrell, John C Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Macdonald, Pam Ferris, Ralph Fiennes, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Noah Jupe, Lauren Lapkus, Michael Culkin. My list of the worst films of 2018 has just had a late addition with Holmes & Watson, an execrable and terribly unfunny piece of nonsense that will have Sir Arthur Conan Doyle spinning in his grave. Conan Doyle’s estate gave permission for the filmmakers to use the famous characters, but in hindsight they should sue! This dire comedy about the Continue reading

THE BFG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader. Roald Dahl is an author who has an innate understanding of the inner mind of children and a great imagination that has shaped his popular children's tales like Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James And The Giant Peach, The Fantastic Mr Fox, etc. His stories have sold over 200 million copies, and many of them have been filmed. With an often mischievous sense of humour, his tales appeal to children, but Continue reading

THE GIFT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Joel Edgerton Stars: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tollman, Tim Griffin, Beau Knapp, Wendell Pierce, Mirrah Foulkes, Nash Edgerton, David Denman. Joel Edgerton has proven himself a talented writer of dark thrillers full of tension and suspense, having written the scripts for the thriller The Square and more recently the morally ambiguous Felony. Now Edgerton makes an impressive directorial debut with the unsettling and increasingly creepy psychological thriller The Gift, which he also wrote. His script contains a Continue reading