Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones, Colin Firth, Tanya Moodie, Tom Brooke, Hannah Oslow. The latest film from Oscar winning director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, 1917, etc) is something of a love letter to the cinema and the effect of films on our lives. But it is something of a tepid love letter when compared to films like the glorious Cinema Paradiso and the like.  The film is set in the dreary coastal town of Margate, which has seen better years, and most of the drama centres around the art deco Empire Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Rory Kinnear, Monica Belluci, Jesper Christensen. I thought that Skyfall was one of the best Bond movies of the past fifty years, so I was eagerly looking forward to the latest instalment in this long running franchise. After all, Skyfall director Sam Mendes was back at the helm. But Spectre was a little disappointing by comparison. At 148 minutes, it is over long and there are a few spots where the pace Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jeremy Whelehan. At the height of his Hollywood career, dual Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey left Tinseltown to pursue a role as the artistic director of London's famous Old Vic Theatre, where he trod the boards in the shadows of illustrious giants of the theatre such as Gielgud and Olivier. He relished the physicality of the return to performing on stage. One of the many achievements of his return to the theatre was The Bridge Project Company, a trans-Atlantic theatre company combining actors from America and Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sam Mendes Stars: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Mena Suvari, Wes Bentley, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Scott Bakula,Sam Robards. Yet another biting satire that savagely deconstructs the notion of wholesome family values in the heartland of American suburbia. As an exploration of dysfunctional families, the erosion of family values and the souring of the American dream, American Beauty is a fascinating and insightful character driven piece that explores similar territory to films like The Ice Storm and Continue reading