THE JUDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Dobkin Stars: Robert Downey jr, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton, Vera Farmiga, Dax Shapard, Jeremy Strong, Ken Howard, Grace Zabriskie, Ken Howard, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Denis O'Hare, Leighton Meester, Emma Tremblay. The Judge is the first film produced under the auspices of Robert Downey jr's own fledgling production company, and this tale of a former bad boy finding redemption and forgiveness has palpable echoes of Downey's own true life fall from grace and eventual return to favour as a bona fide Continue reading

THE SKELETON TWINS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Craig Johnson Stars: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, Joanna Gleason A rather bleak and black comedy about dysfunctional family and sibling relationships and mental illness, The Skeleton Twins was one of the hits of this year's Sundance Film Festival, with the script from director Craig Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman (the psychological drama Black Swan)winning the prestigious Waldo Salt screenplay award. The film reunites SNL alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, who both appeared in the great coming of Continue reading