EXODUS GODS AND KINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kinglsey, Ben Mendelsohn, Hiam Abbas, Indira Varma, Maria Valverde, Golshiftah Farahani. Here are a couple of new commandments for filmmakers - Thou shalt not remake a classic film, especially if you have nothing new or fresh to bring to the table. And thou shalt not make it in 3D. Following on from films like the Oscar winning Gladiator, Kingdom Of Heaven and his messy Robin Hood, prolific director Ridley Scott makes another huge Continue reading

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Yorick van Wageningen, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Joely Richardson, Geraldine James, Goran Visjnic, Donald Sumpter. Americans don’t particularly like subtitles, which is why we have this remake of the compelling Swedish thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the first instalment of Stieg Larsson’s best selling Millennium trilogy. Oscar winning writer Steven Zaillian has drawn closely upon the novel itself, and has made the complex plot Continue reading

THE INTERPRETER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sydney Pollack Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Earl Cameron, Sydney Pollack, Jesper Christensen, Maz Jobrani, Yusef Gatewood, Byron Utley, Clyde Kusatsu, David Zayas. Sylvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) is an interpreter at the UN. One night she accidentally overhears an assassination plot aimed at a President Zuwanie (played by Briton Earl Cameron, who had a small role in Thunderball before living in a self-imposed semi-retirement in the Solomon islands), a controversial African dictator from the African nation of Continue reading

HANNIBAL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Giancarlo Giannini. It's been ten years since the thriller Silence Of The Lambs cleaned up at the Oscars, and caused some controversy because of its sympathetic treatment of the character of Hannibal Lecter, a notorious and unrepentant serial killer and cannibal. This much anticipated sequel is unfortunately somewhat disappointing, and falls short of the standard set by the original. However, it will draw its fair share of controversy given the censor's Continue reading