HOSTILES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Scott Cooper. Stars: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Jonathan Majors, Rory Cochrane, Scott Shepherd, David Midthunder, Stephen Lang, Wes Studi, Ben Foster, Jesse Plemons, Timothée Chalamet, Adam Beach, Scott Wilson, Q’orianka Kilcher, Tanaya Beatty, Ryan Bingham. Christian Bale returns to the western genre for the first time since the remake of 3.10 To Yuma in 2007. Hostiles also reunites him with director Scott Cooper, who put him through his paces in the gritty urban drama Out Of The Continue reading

DON’T BREATHE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fede Alvarez Stars: Jane Levy, Stephen Lang, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto. This tense, claustrophobic thriller cleverly inverts the premise behind such thrillers as Wait Until Dark and Blind Terror, in which a vulnerable blind woman was terrorised by killers until she fought back. Here though it is a blind person who is doing the terrorising. And it is a surprisingly effective thriller that grips until the very end. It will also invite comparisons with the recent tense and claustrophobic thriller Green Room. Detroit is an Continue reading

CONAN THE BARBARIAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marcus Nispel Stars: Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, Rachael Nichols, Morgan Freeman. Long before he was the Terminator, or even the governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger played the role of Conan the Cimmerian warrior first created by Robert E Howard in a series of fantasy novels in the 1930s. Schwarzenegger made the role his own in both Conan The Barbarian (1982), directed by John Milius, and the 1984 sequel Conan The Destroyer, directed by Richard Fleischer. In this unnecessary and misguided remake Continue reading