Vice

Director: Adam McKay Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Eddie Marsan, LisaGay Hamilton, Jesse Plemons Written by: Adam McKay Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 25th January 2019 Who would have thought that Adam McKay, the writer and director of such throwaway Will Ferrell comedies such…

Arrival

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlberg, Mark O’Brien, Tzi Ma, Abigail Pniowsky Written by: Eric Heisserer and (based on the short story “Story of Your Life”) Ted Chiang Running Time: 116 mins CertL 12A Release date:  10th November 2016 There have been many alien invasion movies so do we…

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Director: Zack Snyder Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Gia Gadot, Holly Hunter Written by: Chris Terrio, David S. Goyer, (based on the Batman characters created) Bob Kane, Bill Finger, (based on the Superman characters created) Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Running Time: 151 mins Cert:…

Big Eyes

Director: Tim Burton Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Terence Stamp, Jason Schwarzman Written by: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th December 2014 When Tim Burton makes a movie, you know exactly what you are going to get: a dark, gothic tale with weird characters…

Her

Director: Spike Jonze Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johanssen, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt Written by: Spike Jonze Running Time: 126 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th February 2014 Her is one of those films that will divide the viewers. Some will think it’s the greatest thing since the last great thing and…

American Hustle

Director: David O. Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. Written by: David O. Russell and Eric Singer Running Time: 138 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th December 2013 I first encountered the work of David O. Russell way back in 1996 with the black comedy, Flirting With…

Man Of Steel

Director: Zack Synder Starring: Henry Cavell, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne Written by David S. Goyer, (story) Christopher Nolan, (characters created by) Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Running Time: 142 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th June 2013 It is the most hyped movie of the year (adverts…

Trouble With The Curve

Director: Robert Lorenz Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard Written by: Randy Brown Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th November 2012 Baseball movies just don’t sell in the UK. We don’t understand the game and so don’t understand the complexities of the terms used so…

The Master

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Ambyr Childers Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson Running Time: 144 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd November 2012 (London only) 16th November 2012 (UK) A new film by director Paul Thomas Anderson is always an exciting prospect. The man who gave us…

On The Road

Director: Walter Sallas Starring: Sam Reily, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams Written by: Jose Rivera and (book) Jack Kerouac Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 12 October 2012 Jack Kerouac’s controversial yet revered 50’s Beat Generation novel, On The Road, has always been a book that I have…