THE OUTFIT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Graham Moore Stars: Mark Rylance, Dylan O'Brien, Johnny Flynn, Zoey Deutch, Simon Russell Beale, Nikki Amuka-Bird. Not to be confused with the 1973 crime drama of the same name that was based on a novel by Donald E Westlake and which starred Robert Duvall as a former prisoner out for revenge against the mob that double crossed him. This is an intelligent and literate, yet claustrophobic drama in which the action is confined to the backroom of a bespoke tailor’s shop in Chicago in the late 50s. The film has been written and Continue reading

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Josie Rourke Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Ian Hart, Joe Alwyn, Simon Russell Beale, Jack Lowden, Ismael Cruz Cordova. The tale of the rivalry between Scottish queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I, has been told on screen many times before, most notably in the lavish but dull 1971 film Mary, Queen Of Scots, which starred Oscar winners Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave. This latest version is something of a revisionist take on the story as it suggests that Elizabeth and Mary actually met while she Continue reading

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Armando Iannucci Stars: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Olga Kurylenko, Adrian McLoughlin, Rupert Friend, Dermot Crowley, Paul Chahidi, Karl Johnson. Armando Iannucci is best known for his work on political satires like the Emmy award winning Julia Louise Dreyfuss sitcom Veep, and The Thick Of It and In The Loop, both of which featured the foul mouthed political fixer Malcolm Tucker (played with savage glee by Continue reading