INFERNO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Howard Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Xavier Laurent, Ana Ulara, Ida Darvish. Inferno is the third film adapted from the series of novels written by Dan Brown featuring the religious symbologist Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks). A symbologist is the type of arcane profession that only exists within the cloistered world of academia or the pages of thriller novels. Although the second novel in the series, it was the bestselling The Da Vinci Code, which has sold Continue reading

THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Strickland Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna. Fifty shades of bland? This offbeat film explores a sadomasochistic relationship between two women who are testing the limits of that relationship. The Duke Of Burgundy is largely set within the crumbling country estate owned by Cynthia (played by Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen, best known to audiences for her role in the gritty tv series Borgen), a lepidopterist who enjoys a strange relationship with her assistant Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna, from Strickland's Berberian Sound Continue reading