THE 15:17 TO PARIS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Spencer Stone, Alex Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Judy Greer, Thomas Lennon, Jenna Fischer, William Jennings, Bryce Gheisar, Paul-Mikel Williams. In August 2015 a heavily armed terrorist named Ayoub El-Khazzani boarded the titular express train from Amsterdam to Paris with the intent of opening fire on the passengers. He had over 500 rounds of ammunition in his possession. Luckily three American servicemen, and life-long friends who had been on a once in a lifetime holiday in Europe, managed to tackle the Continue reading

SULLY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Mike O'Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Anna Gunn, Chrise Bauer, Michael Rapaport. On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 took off from New York's Laguardia Airport. A few minutes after takeoff the plane was struck by a flock of geese, which disabled both engines. Veteran pilot Chesley Sullenberger (played here by Tom Hanks) was forced to make an emergency landing, bringing the plane, carrying 155 passengers and crew, to rest in the middle of the Hudson River. Despite the Continue reading

AMERICAN SNIPER

  Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Keir O'Donnell, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Sammy Sheik, Navid Negahban, Eric Close, Owain Yeoman. In the late 70s and 80s, many filmmakers took an opportunity to revisit America's involvement in Vietnam and used their fresh perspective to criticise the country's involvement in the unpopular and bitterly divisive campaign. And now it seems that the unpopular war raging in Iraq and Afghanistan is providing similar fuel for filmmakers. The latest is Continue reading

JERSEY BOYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Johnny Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Christopher Walken, Mike Doyle, Joey Russell, Steve Schrippa, Donnie Kehr, Barry Livingston, Freya Tingley, Renee Marino. "I'm gonna be as big as Sinatra," a young Frank Valli boasts to Mary, who becomes his first wife. And he did become famous as the front man for The Four Seasons, a band from New Jersey that hit it big in the 60s with hits like Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry. While their hits may be familiar from classic hits radio, the backstory Continue reading

J EDGAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Ken Howard, Jeffrey Donovan. For nearly fifty years, J Edgar Hoover was the most powerful man in American law enforcement. Not only did he establish the FBI and its well respected forensics laboratories and impressive data bases, but he was also a power hungry, paranoid and ambitious man who gathered secret files on the sex lives of everyone prominent in public life. For Hoover, secrets and information represented power, and he used those files to Continue reading