Mary Poppins Returns

Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson Written by: (also screen story) David Magee, (screen story) Rob Marshall, John DeLuca and (based upon the “Mary Poppins” stories) P.L. Travers Running Time: 130 mins Cert: U Release date: 21st…

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton Written by: Simon Farnaby, Paul King and (based on Paddington Bear) Michael Bond. Running Time: 103 mins Cert: PG Release date: 10th November 2017 Sequels this year haven’t been…

The Danish Girl

Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch, Matthias Schoenaerts Written by: Lucinda Coxon and (based on the novel) David Ebershoff Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st January 2016 You can tell that it’s awards season once again as we get extremely well made, well acted,…

In The Heart Of The Sea

Director; Ron Howard Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley Written by: (also story) Charles Leavitt, (story) Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and (based on the book “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex”) Nathaniel Philbrick Running Time: 122 mins Cert: 12A Release date:…

Spectre

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautisa, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw Written by: Jez Butterworth, (also story) John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and (based on the characters created) Ian Fleming Running Time: 148 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th October 2015 From the…

Suffragette

Director: Sarah Gavron Starring: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai Written by: Abi Morgan Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th October 2015 It’s surprising that there has never been a film about the Suffragette movement of the early 20th Century before. In fact the…

Paddington

Director: Paul King Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whithaw, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent. Written by: Paul King and (based on the books) Michael Bond Running Time: 95 mins Cert: PG Release date: 28th November 2014 Having spent the year in utter despair at the quality of populist entertainment produced by…

Cloud Atlas

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Waskowski, Lara Waskowski Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving. Written by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Waskowski, Lara Waskowski and (book) David Mitchell Running Time: 172 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd February 2013 In a season of extremely long films…

Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Feinnes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan and (based on the characters created by) Ian Fleming. Running time: 143 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th October 2012 Let me get this right out of the way….