Downton Abbey

Director: Michael Engler Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Raquel Cassidy, Michelle Dockerty, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Allen Leech, Imelda Staunton, Robert James-Collier, Sophie McShera, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Brendan Coyle, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Kevin Doyle Written by: (based on the characters created) Julian Fellowes Running Time: 120 mins…

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…

Animals

Director: Sophie Hyde Starring: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy, Amy Molloy, Pat Shortt, Olwen Fouere, Kwaku Fortune, Elva Trill Written by: (based on the book) Emma Jane Unsworth Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd August 2019 Animals is a new British film about being thirty-something and refusing to let…

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans

Director: Dominic Brigstocke Starring: Sebastian Croft, Emilia Jones, Nick Frost, Craig Roberts, Kate Nash, Kim Catrell, Derek Jacobi, Rupert Graves, Warwick Davies, Alexander Armstrong, Lee Mack Written by: Jessica Swale, Caroline Norris, Giles Pilbrow, (additional material) Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley Running Time: 92 mins Cert: PG Release date: 26th July 2019 Horrible Histories is…

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…

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…

Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova, Freddie Gaminara, Laurence Spellman Written by: Lindsay Shapero Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th April 2019 Back in the early 2000s, a pensioner was arrested for spying for the KGB. I remember it quite clearly…

Fisherman’s Friends

Director: Chris Foggin Starring: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke, Sam Swainsbury, Maggie Steed Written by: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th March 2019 In 2010 a musical phenomenon occurred. A group of fishermen from a small Cornish village…

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…

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,…

Mary, Queen Of Scots

Director: Josie Rourke Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Adrian Lester, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Chan, Martin Compston, Ian Hart Written by: Beau Willimon and (based on the book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” ) John Guy Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 18th January…