MY COUSIN RACHEL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Michell Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen, Pierfrancesco Favino. The novels of British author Daphne Du Maurier have provided a great source of material for filmmakers with their deft mix of intrigue, mystery, murder, obsession, mistrust and romance. Alfred Hitchcock captured the gothic atmosphere of her novel Rebecca, while he brought a sense of unease and menace to his adaptation of The Birds, a tale in which nature seemed to take vengeance on mankind. Nicolas Roeg turned her story Don’t Look Continue reading

MORNING GLORY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Michell Stars: Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson. Morning Glory is a snappy comedy set against the background of a low rating morning television news show which is hoping to turn its fortunes around. When Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is sacked from her job as executive news producer at a third rate New Jersey television station she lands on her feet when she is offered the job of turning around the ratings of struggling morning show Daybreak on the independent IBS network. "Half the people Continue reading