NEVER LOOK AWAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Stars: Tom Schilling, Paula Beer, Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci. Epic in scope and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, Never Look Away spans some thirty years of German history and dramatic social change. It is loosely based on the life of renowned German artist Gerard Richter, widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary artists who produced photorealistic paintings. The film opens in Dresden in the 1930s, where we first meet Kurt Barnert (played Continue reading

WOMAN IN GOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Curtis Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Pryce, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu, Allan Coruner, Henry Goodman, Tom Schilling, Charles Dance. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) is an elderly Jewish refugee who, with the help of her tyro lawyer, takes on the intractable might of the Austrian Government in a protracted legal battle to regain possession of a valuable painting and family heirloom that was confiscated by the Nazis during Continue reading