The Death Of Stalin

Director: Amando Iannucci Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough, Jason Isaacs, Olga Kurylenko, Rupert Friend, Paul Whitehouse, Paddy Considine Written by: Amando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, (additional material) Peter Fellows, (based on the comic book “The Death of Stalin”) Thierry Robin and (original screenplay and based on the comic…

The Snowman

Director: Tomas Alfredson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbough, J.K.Simmons, Val Kilmer, Chloe Sevigny, Toby Jones, Jonas Karlsson Written by: Hossein Amini, Peter Straughan, Soren Svistrup and (based on the novel) Jo Nesbo Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th October 2017 I hate it when I go into a film that…

The Lego Ninjago Movie

Directors: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan Starring: Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen. Michael Pena, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods Written by: Jared Stern, John Whittington, (also story) Bob Logan, Paul Fisher, William Wheeler, Tom Wheeler, (story) Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman Running Time: 101 mins Cert: U Release date: 13th…

The Ritual

Director: David Bruckner Starring: Ralf Spall, Robert James-Collier,  Arsher Ali, Sam Troughton, Paul Reid Written by: Joe Barton and (based on the novel) Adam Nevill Running Time: 94 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th October 2017 British horror films are now like buses. You don’t see one for ages and then two come along all at…

The Mountain Between Us

Director: Hany Abu-Assad Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney, Linda Sorensen Written by: Chris Weitz, J. Miles Goodloe and (based on the novel) Charles Martin Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 6th October 2017 The Mountain Between Us is a first. It’s the first disaster-survival-romance movie. Yet no matter where it…

Blade Runner 2049

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armes, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos, Mackenzie Davis Written by: Michael Green, (also story) Hampton Fancher and (based on characters from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”) Philip K. Dick Running Time: 163 mins Cert: 15 Release date:…

Flatliners

Director: Niels Arden Oplev Starring: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons, Kiefer Sutherland, Madison Brydges, Anna Arden Written by: Ben Ripley and (story) Peter Filardi Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th September 2017 Do you remember Flatliners? The 1990 Brat pack movie about junior doctors wanting to experience…

Home Again

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer Starring: Reece Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen, Lake Bell, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, Jon Rudnitsky Written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 29th September 2017 Have you noticed that there has been a distinct lacking of romantic comedies of late?  A few years back, we couldn’t move…

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Director: Simon Curtis Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly McDonald, Will Tilton, Alex Lawther, Stephen Campbell Moore, Richard McCabe Written by: Frank Cottrell Boyce and Simon Vaughn. Running Time: 107 mins Cert: PG Release date: 29th September 2017 The stories of Winnie the Pooh, the loveable bear and his adventures with his friends in the…

Borg Vs McEnroe

Director:  Janus Metz Starring: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny, David Bamber,  Bjorn Granath Written by: Ronnie Sandahl Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd September 2017 Tennis on film has never really been a successful sport to cross over. Films like Players and Wimbledon haven’t exactly set the box office alight and critically they…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Elton John, Michael Gambon, Hanna Alstrom Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Running Time: 141 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th September 2017…

mother!

Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson Written by: Darren Aronofsky Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 15th September 2017 With most films, the reviews almost write them. I am struggling to know where to begin with Darren Aronofsky’s latest. Here is a director…