Monthly Archives: July 2010

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Loncraine Stars: Michael Sheen, Dennis Quaid, Hope Davis, Helen McCrory. “The special relationship” was a phrase coined by Winston Churchill to describe the strong alliance between the US and England, particularly after World War Two. In this drama, the term also applies to the strong friendship that developed between [...]

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GREENBERG

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Noah Baumbaugh Stars: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Chris Messina, Mark Duplass, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Susan Traylor, Jake Paltrow, Dave Franco, Max Hoffman, Zosia Mamet. Noah Baumbaugh writes about damaged people and dysfunctional relationships. His previous films include the semi-autobiographical The Squid And The Whale, Kicking And Screaming, and [...]

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TWO IN THE WAVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Emmanuel Laurent. Two In The Wave is a fascinating documentary depicting the relationship and parallel career paths of Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, who were the two leading lights at the forefront of the revival of French Cinema in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. Although they hailed from different backgrounds [...]

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INCEPTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: leonardo Di caprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Ken watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Tom berenger, Michael Caine, Dileep Rao, Lukas Haas, Pete Postlethwaite. “What’s the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the [...]

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CENTURION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Neil Marshall Stars: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, David Morrissey, Noel Clarke, Riz Ahmed, J J Feild, Liam Cunningham, Lmogen Poots, Axelle Carolyn, Ulrich Thomsen, Paul Freeman, Lee Ross, Peter Guinness. British actor Michael Fassbender must be some sort of masochist, as he seems drawn towards physically demanding and [...]

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LEAVING

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Catherine Corsini Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Yvan Attal, Sergei Lopez, Bernard Blancan, Alexandre Vidal. Catherine Corsini’s drama about infidelity and its consequences follows hot on the heels of Mademoiselle Chambon and I Am Love, two other recent similarly themed dramas from Europe. Kristin Scott Thomas (from I’ve Loved You So [...]

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KNIGHT AND DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Mangold Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Matt Blucas, Celia Weston, Jordi Molla, Falk hentschel, Maggie Grace, Dale Dye. After years of having his personal life off screen become fodder for the tabloids, Tom Cruise returns to the screen, doing what he does best. [...]

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KILLERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Luketic Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl, Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Mull, Katheryn Winnick, Kevin Sussman, Lisa Ann Walter, Rob Riggle, Casey Wilson, Alex Borstein, Usher Raymond, . I Married A Spy would be a good title that gives a keener insight into the nature of this formulaic action [...]

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