Gregory David King

Gregory David King

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Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Dramaturg, human fool-witch.

Favorite films

  • Cabeza de Vaca
  • Border
  • Kes
  • Titane

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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★

  • I Stand Alone

    ★★★★★

  • Titane

    ★★★★★

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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    The major flaw of this patchy big thing is that it depends on the charisma and power of the anti-hero character played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who is meant to be a salt of the earth, macho, malevolent, and domineering presence, a force that drives the storylines of the other characters and this movie, and a man I am assuming whose transformation and softening through the course of the film is meant to move us at the deepest level. All good…

  • The Scary of Sixty-First

    The Scary of Sixty-First

    Nearly killed this after initial lame and shoddy filmmaking minutes but the fresh 'chalk and cheese' female leads, two new flatmates, one dark-haired, the other blonde, (just like my first wet dream as a 11-year-old in which the band ABBA camped up behind our family home for the summer holidays), the felt-like-improvised-dialogue rooted in the current zeitgeist, and the insane antics of the sexually deviant force that haunts, kept me watching to the end. Full of potent 'poster' moments. Something unexpected that I was grateful for, something rare and exciting in an increasingly homogenous ocean of 'quality' watch stuff dictated by algorithms.

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  • Titane

    Titane

    YES! - Exciting cinema/AV storytelling! Unique. Rare. Artistic freedom allowed/given. A truly phenomenal lead performance. Looking forward to watching the filmmaker's first movie to see some of how she earned the 'right' to make this beautiful, visceral and strange light.

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    Jaded and bored with the Marvel/DC output and aesthetic (though I did enjoy the recent Suicide Squad for its fresh and dynamic choices.) so this was a very welcome tent pole entry. Lucky to experience it on a big screen which you should do if you have the option as it’s calibrated for the cinema. However, I was also mesmerized by a second viewing on a 15’ laptop. Beautiful intense captivating scary mysterious thrilling.  As a 2.5-hour setup movie/part one it more than engaged me. My only gripe is having to wait for part two now.

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  • Watership Down

    Watership Down

    As a kid after watching at the cinema, walking home alone through a desert of suburban sprawl, feeling depressed that I was a human, wishing that I could be a rabbit in the universe of this film.