SNOWPIERCER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bong Joon-Ho Stars: Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho, Ewen Bremner, Ah-sung Ko, Alison Pill, Luke Pasqualino, Vlad Ivanov, Adrian Haskovic, Emma Levie. Cult Korean director Bong Joon Ho (the creature feature The Host, the more subtle Hitchcock like thriller Mother, etc) gives us his most ambitious film to date with this allegorical, dystopian sci-fi action thriller set in the not too distant future. Snowpiercer is also his biggest budget film to date, and he stretches the Continue reading

THE ZERO THEOREM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry Gilliam Stars: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Ben Wishaw, Rupert Friend, Peter Stormare. Terry Gilliam is a former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, but as a filmmaker he doesn't seem to care much for commercial success or conventional stories. He is an audacious filmmaker with a vivid imagination and flamboyant visual style who packs more head-scratching wtf moments into his films than any other six pack of visionary directors combined. But he is also quite Continue reading

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Apted Stars: Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter, Ben Barnes, Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Gary Sweet, Bruce Spence, Terry Norris. This third and possibly final installment in the cinematic adaptation of C S Lewis’ fantasy series about Narnia is disappointing. This film is fairly weak and dull, and fails to live up to the expectations established by the superb The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. This time around it is the two younger and less charismatic Pevensie children Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy Continue reading

VANILLA SKY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cameron Crowe Stars: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Timothy Spall, Jason Lee, Kurt Russell, Tilda Swinton, Noah Taylor. A remake of the Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes), Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky is a bewildering, existential sci-fi thriller that will be mainly remembered as the film that led to the split in the fairy tale marriage between Hollywood's favourite son Tom Cruise and red hot flavour of the year Nicole Kidman. The attendant publicity surrounding the breakup and the subsequent romance between Continue reading