HOUSE OF GUCCI

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Jack Huston, Reeve Carney, Camille Cottin. Trashy melodrama about the downfall of the luxury fashion house of Gucci.   In March 1995 Maurizio Gucci, the CEO of the famous fashion house, was shot dead on the steps outside his Milan office by a couple of assassins hired by his estranged wife and her tv psychic and spiritual advisor. Prolific filmmaker Ridley Scott gives us a detailed forensic examination of the events leading up to this Continue reading

THE LAST DUEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck, Harriet Walter, Marton Csokas, Zeljko Ivanek, Alex Lawther, Clare Dunne, Clive Russell, William Houston, Nathaniel Parker.   Acclaimed director Ridley Scott made his directorial debut 44 years ago with the visually sumptuous The Duellists. Set during the Napoleonic era, the drama starred Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine as a couple of lieutenants in the French army who fought several duels over the course of many years. The film established Scott’s reputation Continue reading

ALIEN COVENANT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Demian Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Carmen Ejogo, Guy Pearce, James Franco. With 2012’s Prometheus, director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien universe that he created way back in 1979 with the claustrophobic and terrifying Alien. The concept has undergone a number of permutations with various sequels and different directors stamping their mark on the series over forty years. Prometheus was a prequel to Alien Continue reading

MORGAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luke Scott Stars: Kate Mara, Rose Leslie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Paul Giamatti, Michelle Yeoh, Boyd Holbrook, Vinette Robinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Cox, Chris Sullivan, Michael Yare. Morgan: A Suitable Case For Termination? In a remote laboratory, a team of scientists have artificially created a young girl who has highly developed mental faculties. Morgan (played by Anya Taylor-Joy) has largely been raised in isolation and has little outside stimulation to shape her understanding of the world. She is confined to a Continue reading

EXODUS GODS AND KINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kinglsey, Ben Mendelsohn, Hiam Abbas, Indira Varma, Maria Valverde, Golshiftah Farahani. Here are a couple of new commandments for filmmakers - Thou shalt not remake a classic film, especially if you have nothing new or fresh to bring to the table. And thou shalt not make it in 3D. Following on from films like the Oscar winning Gladiator, Kingdom Of Heaven and his messy Robin Hood, prolific director Ridley Scott makes another huge Continue reading