SUNDOWN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michel Franco Stars: Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Samuel Bottomley, Iazua Larios, Albertine Kotting McMillan, Henry Youngman. This slow-moving existential drama set in Mexico stars Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg.   Roth plays Neil Bennett, who is spending a relaxing holiday in an exclusive resort in Acapulco with his sister Alice (Gainsbourg) and her two teenaged children Colin (Samuel Bottomley) and Alexa (Albertine Kotting McMillan). Neil is the scion of a family that built its fortune on abattoirs. But Neil seems Continue reading

BERGMAN ISLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mia Nasen-Love Stars: Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Mia Wasikowska, Anders Danielsen Lie. The spirit of the late great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman permeates this gentle but ambiguous drama from French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Love (The Father Of My Children, etc) which blurs the line between fiction and reality.   Filmmaking couple Chris (Vicky Krieps, from Phantom Thread, etc) and Tony (Tim Roth) arrive on Faro Island, located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden, hoping to find inspiration for their latest projects. They Continue reading

MR RIGHT

Reviewed by Greg King Director: Paco Cabezas Stars: Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Tim Roth, James Ransome, Anson Mount, RZA, Kate Nehas, Michael Eklund. This romcom/action comedy with a high body count depicts the whirlwind relationship that develops between a deadly efficient hitman and a ditzy girl. There have been a couple of other romantic comedies involving hitmen, including Mr And Mrs Smith, Killers with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl, the dire Gigli, the low point of Ben Affleck's career, and even Prizzi's Honour, with Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner Continue reading

THE HATEFUL EIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Quentin Tarantino Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Demian Bechir, Channing Tatum, Zoe Bell, James Parks. Quentin Tarantino returns to the wild west for his eighth film. But he also tries to return to the epic style of cinema popular in the 50s and 60s, shooting in the long dormant 70mm format. He also includes a rousing orchestral overture at the start, a glossy souvenir program with notes about the production, and an intermission break to try and recreate Continue reading

GRACE OF MONACO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Dahan Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Parker Posey, Paz Vega, Derek Jacobi, Andre Penvern, Milo Ventimiglia, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Geraldine Somerville, Robert Lindsay, Nicholas Farrell. Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts are two of our most talented actresses, but recently they have both found themselves starring in misguided biopics about beloved royal figures who died tragically young. For Watts it was the dire, critically maligned biopic Diana; but even though she didn't physically resemble Diana she made an Continue reading