SAMBA

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano Stars: Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Tahar Rahim, Youngar Fall, Izia Higelin, Isaka Sawadogo, Helene Vincent. The wonderful, upbeat and life affirming comedy drama The Intouchables, about the relationship between a paraplegic and his carer from the wrong side of the tracks, was one of my favourite films from 2011. And it seems that the rest of the world loved it too, as it grossed over $440 million. However, the follow up film from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, which also looks at an Continue reading

THE EAGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Macdonald Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Tahar Rahim. Kevin Macdonald’s sword and toga saga ventures into similar territory as the recent bloodthirsty Centurion. Based on the 1954 Boys’ Own adventure novel written by Rosemary Sutcliffe, The Eagle is set in Roman occupied Britain in 140AD. Twenty years before, the legendary Ninth Legion of nearly 5,000 men disappeared without a trace after marching into hostile territory in Scotland. Now Marcus Aqila (Channing Tatum), the son of the legion’s leader Continue reading