THE VELVET QUEEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Directors: Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier In 2019, award winning nature photographer Vincent Munier set out to try and capture vision of the rare and elusive snow leopard in its natural habitat. There are less than 7000 snow leopards in the world today and they mostly live in the most remote regions of the Himalayas, and rarely venture below 3500 feet.   Munier was accompanied on this expedition by Cesar award winning filmmaker and cinematographer Marie Amiguet and his friend, the best-selling travel writer Sylvain Tesson (In Continue reading

MUSTANG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Deniz Gamze Erguven Stars: Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Dogslu, Elit Iscan, Tugba Sunguroglu, Ilayda Akdogan, Nihal G Koldas, Ayberk Pekcan. This powerful, bittersweet coming of age drama from Turkey has been winning awards and wowing audiences at film festivals around the world, and was Turkey's official entry for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Five orphan girls (Nur, Selma, Ece, Sunay and Lale) live with their conservative grandmother (Nihal G Koldas) and their strict Uncle Erol (Ayberk Pekcan, from Winter Sleep, etc) in Continue reading

RED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Schwentke Stars: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary Louise Parker, Brian Cox, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine. This enjoyable comedy/action/spy thriller brings together a bunch of old timers and sets them loose in a film that plays with the formula, with great results.  Retired and extremely dangerous is the tag given by the CIA to former agents who may still pose a risk. One such retired agent is Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), one of the best “black ops” agents, who is now living a quiet life Continue reading