MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher McQuarrie Stars: Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan, Wes Bentley. Most film franchises seem to run out of inspiration before too long, but the Mission Impossible series seems to have gone from strength to strength, with the Brad Bird helmed Ghost Protocol being arguably the strongest film to date. Rogue Nation (2015) took the series in a slightly different direction under the direction of Christopher McQuarrie Continue reading

PETE’S DRAGON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Lowery Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock jr, Marcus Henderson. Disney seem intent on remaking live action versions of their back catalogue of animated classics, and we've had the likes of The Jungle Book, Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and even Beauty And The Beast undergo this treatment. For the most part they have been very successful and put a new spin on familiar stories. And now we get this live action treatment of the forgettable and Continue reading

KNIGHT OF CUPS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Wes Bentley, Teresa Palmer, Joe Mangianello, Imogen Poots, Joel Kinnaman, Nick Offerman, Antonio Banderas, Isabel Lucas, Ben Kingsley, Jason Clarke, Nicky Whelan. Once upon a time Terrence Malick was a revered filmmaker, especially after his first two films - the powerful Badlands and the visually beautiful Days Of Heaven. But lately he seems to have become more obtuse in his filmmaking, churning out soporific and dull psychological claptrap. Since Continue reading

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Max Joseph Stars: Zac Efron, Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer, Jon Bernthal. Recently we saw Eden, Mia Hansen-Love's drama following an aspiring young DJ pursuing success and tracing the rise of Daft Punk and the development of garage dance music in France, which left me a little cold. This low budget feature from America also looks at an aspiring DJ who is aiming to make a name for himself in the cut throat world of the LA club scene. As with Eden though this is a film of limited appeal and Continue reading

INTERSTELLAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Wes Bentley, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Foy, Timothee Chalamet, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, William Devane, David Oyelowo, Bill Irwin, Josh Stewart, David Gyasi. I must admit I was slightly disappointed with Interstellar, probably because Christopher Nolan has set up huge expectations with his body of work, including Memento, Inception, and the darker vision of the mythology of a popular comic book hero in his Batman Continue reading