Monthly Archives: October 2010

MADE IN DAGENHAM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nigel Cole Stars: Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson, Kenneth Cranham, Rupert Graves, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone, Geraldine James, Lorraine Stanley, Daniel Mays, Matt Aubrey, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Thomas Arnold, Richard Schiff, John Sessions, Danny Huston. Strike another one up for girl power! Based on a true story, Made [...]

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THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Fincher Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Joseph Mazello, Armie Hammer, Rooney Mara, Max Minghella, Barry Livingston. David Fincher’s latest film is an intriguing and provocative look at the controversy behind the creation of the Internet’s popular networking site Facebook, and the complex litigation over who actually created [...]

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SAW VII

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kevin Greutert Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cary Elwes, Chad Donella, Dean Armstrong, Gina Holden, Chester Bennington, Rebecca Marshall, Naomi Snieckus, James Van Patten. The cycle of torture porn continues unabated with this seventh instalment in the graphic and incredibly lucrative Saw franchise. This sick, [...]

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WINTER’S BONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Debra Granik Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes. A chillingly atmospheric Southern Gothic thriller set in the Ozark Mountain region of Missouri, Winter’s Bone deals with a sort of hillbilly justice. Winter’s Bone features a sensational performance from relative newcomer Jennifer Lawrence, who plays 17 year old Ree Dolly, who has [...]

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LITTLE DEATHS

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Ben Chessell, Sian Davies, Melanie Brunt, Giula Sandler, Chris Benz, Fin Edquist, Jarrah Gurrie, Genevieve Bailey, Geoff Hitchins, James Teh, Toby Angwin Stars: Abe Forsythe, Magda Szubanski, Peter Moon, Adam Zwar, Alexandra Schepisi, David Michod. In French, Little Deaths means orgasms, which gives you a little insight into what this [...]

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COPACABANA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Fitoussi Stars: Isabelle Hupert, Aura Atika, Lolita Chammah, Chantal Banlier, Jurgen Delnaet, Magali Woch, Guillaume Gouix, Luis Rega, Joachim Lombard, Noemie Lvovsky, Nelly Antignac, Leonie Simaga. Copacabana is a warm-hearted French comedy that has a wry sense of humour and a nice sense of irony. Babou (played by iconic [...]

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THE LOVED ONES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sean Byrne Stars: Xavier Samuel, John Brumpton, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine, Andrew S Gilbert, Richard Wilson, Jessica McNamee . In an industry seemingly dominated by bleak, grim kitchen sink dramas and intensely personal psychological dramas that audiences avoid like the plague, it is refreshing to come across such an unashamedly [...]

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LA DANSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Documentary Director: Frederick Wiseman. Octogenarian documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has been documenting various venerable institutions for over 45 years, and finding most of them wanting. His most famous, or notorious, film has been the 1967 documentary The Titicut Follies, a disturbing, and unflinchingly honest look inside the Massachusetts state prison for [...]

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