THE DILEMMA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Howard Stars: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Connelly, Queen Latifah. The Dilemma is yet another of those laboured and unfunny comedies about male bonding in which grown ups act in irresponsible and immature fashion. It stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as Ronny and Nick, who have been best friends since college. They now run a small mechanical engineering firm that is working on creating an environmentally friendly electric engine that still provides plenty of growl and grunt, like the Continue reading

BLACK SWAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Mila Kunis. Numerous films have dealt with the pressures and rivalries within the high pressure world of ballet where personal lives often take second place - Michael Powell’s 1948 classic The Red Shoes, Robert Altman’s The Company and Herbert Ross’s melodramatic Turning Point, etc. Set against the background of a ballet company Black Swan crosses elements of those classic films with Repulsion, Roman Polanski’s compelling study of sexual Continue reading