VENOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ruben Fleischer Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Woody Harrelson, Peggy Lu. Yet another superhero movie, this one featuring a second-tier character from the Marvel stable. Or should that be a super-anti-hero, because Venom is not your usual superhero? We first met Venom in the Sam Raimi-helmed Spiderman 3, when he was played by Topher Grace. And despite its origins with Spiderman, Venom clearly sits outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film itself has been produced by Sony Continue reading

DUNKIRK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, B arry Keoghan, Tom Glynn-Carney, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Jack Lowden. Films like Saving Private Ryan and Hacksaw Ridge have given us gritty, visceral and harrowing depictions of the horrors and carnage of war, and the senseless loss of young lives, and they have raised the bar of the war movie genre. With his latest film Dunkirk, writer/director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, etc) again Continue reading

THE REVENANT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Lukas Haas, Paul Anderson, Brendan Fletcher, Javier Botet, Kristoffer Joner. Oscar winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu follows up his acclaimed Birdman with this visually stunning but bleak, grueling and brutal revisionist western based on a true story of survival and revenge and the resilience of the human spirit. And he has given us what should be an early contender for one of the films of the year! The Revenant Continue reading

LONDON ROAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rufus Norris Stars: Olivia Colman, Kate Fleetwood, Paul Thornley, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy, Eloise Laurence, Phillip Howard, Jenny Galloway, Paul Hilton. Britain's National Theatre has established a reputation for their impressive staging of some of the finest works of notable playwrights as well as some more quirky theatre pieces. And in recent years they have taken these plays to the world via the cinema screening through a series of National Theatre Live screenings, which captured a live performance on film and beamed it into cinemas Continue reading

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: George Miller Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, John Howard, Josh Helman, Zoe Kravitz, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Richard Carter, Angus Sampson, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer, Gillian Jones, Joy Smithers, Quentin Kenihan, Richard Norton. It's been thirty years since we last heard from "Mad Max" Rockatansky, in the average Beyond Thunderdome, the final film in George Miller's post-apocalyptic trilogy. That film was more memorable for Tina Turner's anthemic theme song rather than anything else. The second Continue reading