OVERLORD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Julius Avery Stars: Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Jovan Adepo, John Magaro, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbaek, Mathilde Olivier, Iain DeCaestecker, Gianny Taufer, Erich Redman, Dominic Applewhite. Overlord follows a platoon of US soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who parachute into occupied France on the eve of the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy to liberate Europe from the Nazi tyranny. Their mission is to infiltrate a small French village and destroy a radio transmitter located in the steeple of a church. The success Continue reading

INGRID GOES WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Matt Spicer Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elisabeth Olsen, Wyatt Russell, O'Shea Jackson jr, Billy Magnussen. Another odd ball and quirky independent film that screened at the Melbourne International Film festival earlier in the year, this is a black comedy that offers a satirical take on the dangers of obsession, social media and the shallow nature of celebrity and fandom. This uncomfortable and disturbing film acts as a cautionary tale about the dangers of living in the virtual world of social media. The debut feature film directorial Continue reading

TABLE 19

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jeffrey Blitz Stars: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, June Squibb, Stephen Merchant, Wyatt Russell, Margo Martindale, Amanda Crew, Thomas Cocquerel, Andrew Daly, Richard Haylor. People do weird things at weddings. Weddings, parties, or any dysfunctional gatherings are great fodder for filmmakers. The lavish wedding party that goes awry is particularly fertile territory, and we’ve had numerous films like Bride Wars, Rachel At The Wedding, Robert Altman’s sprawling A Wedding, etc that have exploited the Continue reading

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Linklater Stars: Blake Jenner, Zoey Deutch, Tyler Hoechlin, Juston Street, Will Brittain, Wyatt Russell, Austin Amelio, Temple Baker, Glen Powell. Not as ambitious in scope and scale as his previous film Boyhood, which was filmed over a period of twelve years, Richard Linklater's latest film has been touted as "a spiritual sequel" to his 1993 slacker classic Dazed And Confused. While steeped in a strong sense of nostalgia for the early 80s, it also explores some familiar themes to Boyhood as it explores the journey of young Continue reading

22 JUMP STREET

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Chris Miller and Phil Lord Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Nick Offerman, Peter Stormare, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas, Craig Roberts, Caroline Aaron, Marc Evan Jackson, Dave Franco, Dax Flame, Richard Grieco, Dustin Nguyen. More often than not sequels are disappointing. They are often a quick attempt to cash in on the success of the original film and rushed into production, merely repeating the winning formula without any real inspiration. And sometimes they are made without many of Continue reading