The Phantom of the Open

Us Brits love an underdog, a downtrodden, a dreamer, a loser. Most of our comedy movies are about those unsung heroes who are willing to sacrifice everything they have for their ambitions, even if they aren’t the best. Think Eddie The Eagle, the ski-jumper who came last. He became a national hero. Then there is…

Turning Red

Pixar Studio has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to innovation. They were the first studio to produce a full-length computer-generated feature in Toy Story. They developed CG animation into an art form. More recently, they have dealt with subjects that have often been hard to talk about in family cinema (think death in…

The Batman

Director: Matt Reeves Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard Written by: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig, (Batman created) Bob Kane and Bill Finger Running Time: 175 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th March 2022 In 2012, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Trilogy ended with Christian Bale as…

The Duke

Director: Roger Mitchell Starring: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Aimee Kelly, Jack Bandeira, Sian Clifford Written by: Richard Bean and Clive Coleman Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 12A release date: 25th February 2022 It was with great sadness that director Roger Mitchell passed away last September. You may not…

Dog

Directors: Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin Starring: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Aqueela Zoll, Q’orianka Kilcher Written by: Reid Carolin Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th February 2022 It has to be said that Dog does precisely what it says on the tin. It’s a film about a dog, not just…

Death On The Nile

Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Annette Bening, Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Emma MacKey, Tom Bateman, Russell Brand, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Sophie Okonedo, Ali Fazal, Rose Leslie Written by: Michael Green and (based on the novel) Agatha Christie Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 11th February 2022 The…

Uncharted

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Tati Gabrielle, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, Steven Waddington, Pingi Moli Written by: Art Marcum, Matt Holloway, (also screen story) Rafe Judkins, (screen story) Jon Hanley Rosenberg, Mark D. Walker and (based on the Playstation video game) Amy Hennig Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 11th…

Moonfall

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Pena, Donald Sutherland, Charlie Plummer, Carolina Bartczak Written by: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser and Spenser Cohen Running Time: 130mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th February 2022 Roland Emmerich must hate the Earth. All he wants to do is destroy it, and he has tried…

Sing 2

Director: Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Edgerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders, Bobby Cannavale, Bono, Letitia Wright Written by: Garth Jennings Running Time: 113 mins Cert: U Release date: 28th January 2022 Some say that bigger is better. That isn’t strictly the case with Sing 2, the sequel to the hugely successful…

Belfast

Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie Written by: Kenneth Branagh Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st January 2022 It’s not often you fall in love with a movie minutes after it has started, but that is precisely what happened with Kenneth Branagh’s…

Nightmare Alley

Director: Guillermo del Toro Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Toni Collete, Willem Dafoe, Richard Jenkins, Ron Perlman, Mary Steenburgen, David Strathairn Written by: Guillermo del Toro, Kim Morgan and (based on the novel) William Lindsay Gresham Running Time: 150 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 21st January 2022 Guillermo del Toro is one of…

Scream

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Mickey Madison, Jasmin Savoy Brown Written by: James Vanderbilt, Guy Busick and (based on the characters created) Kevin Williamson Running Time 114 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 14th January 2022 About halfway through this sequel, reboot,…