LOCKE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Knight Stars: Tom Hardy, voices of Olivia Colman, Ben Daniels, Andrew Scott, Ruth Wilson, Tom Halland. It takes a compelling solo presence on screen to hold the audiences attention for the duration of a film. Recently Robert Redford did just that in the engaging drama All Is Lost, and before that Ryan Reynolds similarly held us in suspense as a man buried alive in the 2010 thriller Buried. And now it is the turn of Tom Hardy (Bronson, The Dark Knight Rises, etc) who is charged with the task of holding us enthralled on screen in Continue reading

ARRIETTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Stars: voices of Tom Holland, Mark Strong, Olivia Colman, Saoirse Ronan, Geraldine James. Arrietty is the latest film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and it maintains the high standards we have come to expect following such superb animated films as Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, etc. However, studio veteran Hayao Miyazaki has not directed Arietty. Rather he has left the chores to his protégé Hiromasa Yonebayashi, a former animator who makes his feature debut here. Nonetheless, Miyazaki’s fingerprints are Continue reading