Blinded By The Light

Director: Gurinder Chadha Starring: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nell Williams, Nikita Mehta, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor and (inspired by the words and music) Bruce Springsteen Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 9th August 2019 Gurinder Chadha is one…

The Current War

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, Damien Molony Written by: Michael Mitnick Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th July 2019 The Current War is a film about electricity and not about a current war. Possibly not the most exciting subject matter…

Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Stephen Graham, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Bennett, Tate Donovan Written by: Lee Hall Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd May 2019 Coming off the tailcoats of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film that didn’t work for me, now comes Rocketman,…

Tolkien

Director:  Dome Karukoski Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Gibson, Anthony Boyle, Tom Glynn-Carney, Pam Ferris Written by: David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 3rd May 2019 J.R.R. Tolkien is possibly the most significant fantasy writers in the world. His books The Hobbit and…

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile

Director: Joe Berlinger Starring: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Dylan Baker, Angela Sarafyan, Terry Kinney Written by Michael Werwie and (based on the book “The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy”) Elizabeth Kendall Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd May 2019 The fascination…

The White Crow

Director: Ralph Fiennes Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Louis Hofmann, Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin Written by: David Hare and (Inspired by her book: “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life”) Julie Kavanagh Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd March 2019 There is no denying that Rudolf Nureyev is one…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix van Groeningen Starring: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Kaitlyn Dever, Stefanie Scott Written by: Felix van Groeningen, Luke Davies, (based on the book “Beautiful Boy”) David Sheff and (based on the book “Tweak”) Nic Sheff Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 18th January 2019…

Stan and Ollie

Director: Jon S. Baird Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arlanda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Susy Kane, Roger Ringrose Written by: Jeff Pope Running Time: 97 mins Cert: PG Release date: 11th January 2019 There is no denying that Laurel and Hardy were the greatest comedy double act that Hollywood ever produced….