ZOLA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Janicza Bravo Stars: Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Colman Domingo.   Filmmakers have drawn inspiration from lots of different sources, from novels and plays through to television shows, magazine or newspaper articles, historical events and biographies, but Zola is the first film to be inspired by a viral twitter feed.   In 2015, A’Zia King, a waitress working at Hooters in Detroit, took a weekend road trip to Florida to earn some extra cash by stripping at a nightclub, but Continue reading

AMERICAN HONEY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrea Arnold Stars: Sasha Lane, Shia LeBeouf, Riley Keough. British filmmaker Andrea Arnold has given us a sometimes bleak view on listless British youth with films like Fish Tank, but with her latest film she has turned her discerning view on America. We are introduced to a motley crew of youngsters who travel around America's midwest selling magazine subscriptions door to door. It is a scam of sorts, but the kids at least get to travel around and see some of the country, earn a little money and party hard. They get to keep 25% Continue reading