FENCES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Denzel Washington Stars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo, Saniyya Sidney. Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) is a middle-aged man struggling to get by, and he is bitter and resentful of his past, his failures and missed opportunities. He spent some time in prison, and his baseball career never really took off. He takes much of his frustrations out on his long-suffering wife Rose (Viola Davis, from Doubt, etc) and teenaged son Cory (newcomer Continue reading

SUICIDE SQUAD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Ayer Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Carla Delevinge. Jay Hernandez, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Common, Scott Eastwood, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Kevin Vance, Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara, Corina Calderon. A motley collection of psychopathic killers are released from prison to form a special team and sent on a suicide mission. No, this is not the classic 1967 World War Two action film The Dirty Dozen, but rather Suicide Squad, a superhero Continue reading

THE HELP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tate Taylor Stars: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Alison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Chastain, Cicely Tyson, Mary Steenburgen. There is already plenty of early Oscar buzz for this moving, poignant, powerful and impressive drama about racism in America in the 1960s. The Help is based on the best selling novel written by Kathryn Stockett, who drew upon her own experiences to shape this very humanistic and moving tale. The Help deals with some important themes, and is the type of book that would Continue reading