AQUAMAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Wan Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Leigh Whannell, Otis Dhanji, voices of Julie Andrews, John Rhys-Davies, Djimon Hounsou. For a long time, DC comics attempts to rival Marvel and its successful Avengers franchise through the creation of its DC Extended Universe with the Justice League have fallen a little flat, and their movies have tended to be dark and dour affairs. The Continue reading

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Baker Stars: Bria Vinaite, Brooklynn Prince, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Rivera, Valeria Cotto, Aiden Malik, Caleb Landry Jones, Mela Murder. Independent filmmaker Sean Baker previously gave us the gritty and downbeat drama Tangerine, which followed a group of transgender prostitutes working the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevarde and Highland Avenue in Hollywood. The film was shot guerrilla style on an I-phone, and Baker used a largely non-professional cast to flesh out the characters. The film was suffused with an Continue reading

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kenneth Branagh Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Leslie Odom jr, Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin, Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Strangers On A Train? Agatha Christie is the world's best-selling author, having sold some 2 billion copies of her crime and mystery novels. She has written 66 novels, 33 of which feature her famous creation, the arrogant, fastidious and brilliant Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot. Many of her books Continue reading

MOUNTAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Jennifer Peedom. "The mountains we climb are not just rocks and ice, they are our dreams and desires." So says Willem Dafoe, who narrates this documentary that explores our obsession with climbing mountains and conquering lofty peaks. The mountains were here long before man came along, and they will be there long after we have gone. Three centuries ago the thought of climbing mountains was unthinkable, but now the idea seems to be on everybody's bucket lists. Mountains now exert some sort of seductive spell over Continue reading

THE GREAT WALL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Zhang Yimou Stars: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Jing TIan, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Zheng Pei, Pilou Ashbaek, Kenny Lin. Matt Damon fighting monsters on the Great Wall of China? The Great Wall of China is about 5500 miles long and took 1700 years to build, and it is often falsely- suggested that it is the only man made structure that can be seen from the moon. But why was it built? Some historians argue that it was to keep the Chinese safe from western invasion and influence. But in this fanciful Continue reading