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

JOHN WICK

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: David Leith and Chad Stahelski Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Lance Reddick, Adrianne Palicki, Iam McShane, John Leguizamo, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, Omer Bernea, Keith Jardine. A cool, stylish and ultra violent action thriller with a high body count, John Wick is another variation on the revenge seeking vigilante film, but it doesn't merely rehash the familiar tropes of some recent similarly themed films. Written by Derek Kolstad, this adrenaline charged and and testosterone fuelled action movie Continue reading

A MOST WANTED MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anton Corbijn Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl, Nina Hoss, Rainer Bock, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Mehdi Debhi, Herbert Gronemeyer. The spy thriller A Most Wanted Man marks one of the final screen appearances of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar winning actor who died earlier this year. It is a fitting epitaph for this chameleon-like actor who totally inhabited the characters he played on screen. A Most Wanted Man is set in Hamburg, a city on high alert. There are numerous reminders that it Continue reading