The Square

Directed by: Ruben Ostlund Starring: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laesso, Marina Schiptjenko, Annica Liljeblad Written by: Ruben Ostlund Running Time: 142 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 16th March 2018 The subject of modern art is a contentious one. Some get it, others don’t and some make out that they understand but are…

You Were Never Really Here

Director: Lynne Ramsey Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Alex Manette, Frank Pando, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman, Alessandro Nivola Written by Lynne Ramsey and (based on the book) Jonathan Ames Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th March 2018 Lynne Ramsey isn’t a filmmaker with a huge collection of work to her name but…

Red Sparrow

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joe Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Joely Richardson, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp Written by: Justin Haythe and (based on the book) Jason Matthews Running Time: 140 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2018 Fans of Jennifer Lawrence be warned. This is not the kind of…

Game Night

Directors: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Starring: Justin Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Sharon Horgan, Billy Magnussen, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston Written by Mark Perez Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd March 2018 If you are a regular reader of this here blog, you…

Finding Your Feet

Director: Richard Loncraine Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, Phoebe Nicholls, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence Written by:  Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 23rd February 2018 Some films are totally unpredictable, taking on a journey you don’t expect with countless twists and turns…

Lady Bird

Director: Greta Gerwin Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges,  Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Lois Smith, Stephen McKinley Henderson Written by: Greta Gerwin Running Time: 94 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd February 2018 There has been a great deal of critical positivity about Greta Gerwin’s solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, a coming-of-age tale. With…

I, Tonya

Director: Craig Gillespie Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Caitlin Carver Written by: Steven Rogers Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd February 2018 It has been said before and I have said it here: fact is definitely stranger than fiction. I, Tonya is proof…

Black Panther

Director: Ryan Cooglar Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kayluua, Andy Serkis, Angela Bassett, Forest Whittaker Written by: Ryan Cooglar, Joe Robert Cole, (based on the comic book ) Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th February 2018 If there is…

The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlberg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy Written by: Vanessa Taylor and (also story) Guillermo Del Toro Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th February 2018 One of the reasons I love cinema is that sometimes it can produce…

Fifty Shades Freed

Director: James Foley Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden Written by: Niall Leonard and (based on the book) E.L. James Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 9th February 2018 Firstly, let’s have a moment to celebrate. This is the last of the series…

Downsizing

Director: Alexander Payne Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgard, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier. Written by: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 24th January 2018 Downsizing, the latest film from director Alexander Payne, famed for the likes of About Schmidt, Sideways and Election, looks like…

Journey’s End

Director: Saul Dibb Starring: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones, Ava Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister, Miles Jupp, Theo Barklem-Biggs Written by: Simon Reade, (based on the novel) Vernon Bartlett and (based on the novel and play) R.C. Sherriff Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd February 2018 R.C. Sherriff’s acclaimed…