PERSONAL SHOPPER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Nora von Waldstatten, Ty Olwin, Hammou Graia. Kristen Stewart is one of the more interesting actresses of her generation. Following the success of the tween vampire series Twilight, which gave her a higher profile, she has chosen to appear in intriguing and smaller budget art house fare and independent films like Adventureland, Welcome To The Rileys, Still Alice, etc; she played rocker Joan Jett in The Runaways; she has appeared in big budget fantasy films like Continue reading

A BIGGER SPLASH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luca Guadagnino Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson, Aurora Clement. An erotic psychological drama starring Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson, A Bigger Splash is a loose remake of Jacques Deray's seductive 1969 film called La Picerne, which starred Alain Delon. Director Luca Guadagnino (better known for the gorgeous and visually sumptuous I Am Love) and writer David Kajganich (the dire Nicole Kidman sci-fi thriller The Invasion, etc) give the material a more contemporary flavour as they Continue reading

CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Olivier Assayas Stars: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet, Hans Zischler, Angela Winkler, Lars Eidinger. Maria Enders (played by Juliette Binoche) is a veteran actress whose career was launched years ago with a role in a play called Maloja Snake. Now a legendary film star in her own right, Enders is being asked to return to the stage in a revival of the play that made her famous. But instead of playing the role of the alluring young Sigrid, who eventually drives her boss Helen to suicide, Continue reading