A DOG’S PURPOSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Dennis Quaid, Josh Gad, Peggy Lipton, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Bryce Gheisar, K J Apa, Britt Robertson, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Pooch Hall, Logan Miller.   What is a dog’s purpose? Is it to provide companionship, to help us overcome grief and loneliness, or is it to help us find fulfilment and purpose in our own lives? These questions will be answered in this heart-warming and slightly mawkish feel good family friendly film based on the 2010 bestseller by W Bruce Cameron, best known for his book 8 Continue reading

BIRTH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jonathan Glazer Stars: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston, Cameron Bright, Anne Heche. A haunting meditation on love, loss and grief, with supernatural undertones, Birth continues the eclectic range of roles that Nicole Kidman seems attracted to since her Oscar-winning turn in The Hours (Dogville, etc). Kidman plays Anna, a wealthy New York widow celebrating her engagement to her future husband (Danny Huston). The party takes a turn into weird territory when ten-year-old Sean (new comer Cameron Bright) turns up, Continue reading