BLACK SEA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin MacDonald Stars: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Smiley, Tobias Menzies, Bobby Schofield, Jodie Whittaker, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabensky, Daniel Ryan, David Threlfall, Sergey Puskepolis, Sergey Kolesnikov. Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald (One Day In September, The Last King Of Scotland, etc) takes us on a voyage to the bottom of the sea in this tense and claustrophobic thriller set aboard a submarine. There have been a few movies set aboard submarines, such as Das Boot, The Hunt For Red October, Continue reading

FRANK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lenny Arbrahamson Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Francois Civil, Carla Azar, Tess Harper. This original but decidedly off beat comedy garnered plenty of plaudits following its screening at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year, but it is a film that is likely to bemuse as many people as it pleases. This is the film in which the very busy Michael Fassbender, the star of such diverse films as Hunger, the Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave and the big budget special effects driven X-Men: Continue reading

NONSTOP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Linus Roache, Corey Stoll, Michelle Dockery, Lupita Nyong'o, Scoot McNairy, Omar Metwally. Nonstop is not the type of film you want to sit through if you're planning on flying anywhere in the near future. But otherwise it is a slick, efficiently directed suspense thriller set on a trans-Atlantic flight. An aeroplane makes for a claustrophobic and unsettling setting for a thriller, and has been used before in films like Passenger 57, Red Eye, Flightplan, even the superbly titled Continue reading