FIVE FEET APART

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Justin Baldoni Stars: Hayley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse, Moises Arias, Kimberley Hebert Gregory, Claire Forlani, Parminder Nagra. Love means having to stay five feet apart? If you loved other examples of so-called "sick lit" such as the 1970s classic weepie Love Story or the more recent 2014 YA tearjerker The Fault In Our Stars then you will certainly enjoy this bittersweet, overly manipulative romantic drama about a pair of terminally ill teens who meet and fall in love in a hospital. Seventeen-year old Stella Continue reading

THE SPACE BETWEEN US

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Peter Chelsom Stars: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery, Colin Egglesfield, Peter Chelsom. The kid who fell to Earth? In 2018 a small group of astronauts head off to live on Mars in an experimental colony known as East Texas. This space mission is the brainchild of Nathaniel Shepherd (Gary Oldman), a billionaire entrepreneur clearly modelled on Richard Branson, who is the CEO of Genesis Space Technologies. But unknown to the mission organisers until it is too late, Sarah Continue reading

PAPER TOWNS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jake Schreier Stars: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevigne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith, Halston Sage, Cara Buono, Griffin Freeman. It's good to come across a Young Adult tale that is actually grounded in a reality that audiences can relate to rather than being taken to a dystopian futuristic society or some fantasy world populated by wizards, witches, dungeons and dragons. Paper Towns is a mix of road journey, teenage romance and coming of age tale, but it cleverly avoids many of the usual cliches of the genre. The film is based on the novel Continue reading

THE BEST OF ME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Hoffman Stars: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Jon Tenney, Sean Bridgers, Sebastian Arcelus, Gerald McRaney, Caroline Goodall, Clark Peters. The melodramatic The Best Of Me is the latest adaptation of a novel from Nicholas Sparks, a bestselling author best known for The Notebook. Sparks writes overly sentimental romantic novels to a well established and increasingly predictable formula - rain drenched passionate kisses and young lovers from different social classes kept apart by family, prejudice, Continue reading