THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Fede Alvarez Stars: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, Sylvie Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Lakeith Stanfield, Claes Bang, Vicky Krieps, Mikael Persbrandt, Christopher Convery. The Girl In The Spider’s Web is the fourth installment in the Millennium series of dark and misogynistic Scandinavian crime thrillers created by the late Stieg Larsson, who died of a heart attack in 2004. The novels centred around Lisbeth Salander, an unlikely anti-heroine for the twentieth century – a tattooed and heavily pierced computer hacker who had survived Continue reading

PHANTOM THREAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville. Phantom Thread is the eighth film from revered filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master, etc), and it reunites him with Daniel Day-Lewis, whom he directed to an Oscar in There Will Be Blood. Anderson’s films have always been meticulous in their construction, even though some, like Inherent Vice, have left audiences cold and perplexed as they have become increasingly incoherent and indulgent. And Anderson Continue reading