The Kindergarten Teacher

Director: Sara Colangelo Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Daisy Tahan, Haley Murphy, Sam Jules Written by: Sara Colangelo and (based on the screenplay) Nadav Lapid Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th March 2019 Sometimes timing seems to be everything. The second big release (behind Captain…

Captain Marvel

Directors: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Lashana Lynch, Clark Gregg, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace Written by: (also story) Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, (story) Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th March 2019…

The Aftermath

Director: James Kent Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Kate Phillips, Flora Thiemann, Jannik Schumann Written by: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel and (also based on the novel) Rhidian Brook Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2019 When you look at the poster for The Aftermath (see above), you…

Fighting With My Family

Director: Stephen Merchant Starring: Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Jack Lowden, Julia Davis, Stephen Merchant Written by: Stephen Merchant Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th February 2019 The story goes that Dwayne Johnson while filming in London, was in his hotel room when he came across a…

Cold Pursuit

Director: Hans Petter Moland Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Emmy Rossman, William Forsythe, Tom Jackson, Michael Richardson, Domenick Lombardozzi Written by Frank Baldwin and (based on the movie ‘Kraftidioten’) Kim Fupz Aakeson Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd February 2019 A few weeks ago, during a publicity campaign for this…

On The Basis Of Sex

Director: Mimi Leder Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, Jack Reynor, Stephen Root, Chris Mulkey Written by Daniel Stiepleman Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd February 2019 Last week saw the release of A Private War, the story of the powerful and influential war correspondent…

Happy Death Day 2U

Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Isreal Broussard, Phi Vu, Suraj Sharma, Sarah Yarkin, Rachel Matthews, Ruby Modine, Steve Zissis, Charles Aitken Written by: Christopher Landon and (based on the characters created) Scott Lobdell Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th February 2019 Two years ago saw the release of Happy Death Day,…

The Kid Who Would Be King

Director: Joe Cornish Starring: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Dean Chaumoo, Tom Taylor, Rhianna Dorris, Angus Imrie, Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart, Denise Gough Written by: Joe Cornish Running Time:  120 mins Cert: PG Release date: 15th February 2019 There have been many film version on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table,…

A Private War

Director: Matthew Heineman Starring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci, Faye Marsay, Greg Wise, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Fady Elsayed Written by: Arash Amel and (based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War”) Marie Brenner Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th February 2019 Marie Colvin was a prominent and important…

Instant Family

Director: Sean Anders Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty Written by: Sean Anders and John Morris Running Time: 118 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th February 2019 There aren’t that many movies about foster care, so Instant Family has to be commended…

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis Written by: Barry Jenkins and (based on the book) James Baldwin Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th February 2019 I have always said that if I go into a film with high expectations, I…

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Director: Mike Mitchell Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie, Channing Tatum, Stephanie Beatriz, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell Written by: (also story) Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and (story) Matthew Fogel Running Time: 106 mins Cert: U Release date: 8th February 2019 I’ve had a mixed relationship with…