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…

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….

The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, James Smith, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer White Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st January 2019 Yorgos Lanthimos is a director willing to try different angles on what could be conventional storytelling. With…

Bohemian Rhaspody

Director: Bryan Singer (and Dexter Fletcher) Starring: Remi Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers Written by: (also story) Anthony McCarten and (story) Peter Morgan Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 24th October 2018 I was very fortunate to be at Wembley Stadium…

The Festival

Director: Iain Morris Starring: Joe Thomas, Hammed Animashaun, Claudia O’Doherty, Jermain Clement, Hannah Tointon, Kurt Yaeger, Noel Fielding, Nick Frost Written by: Keith Akushie and Joe Parham Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th August 2018 It has been four years since we last saw The Inbetweeners causing havoc in Australia. The cast…

Patrick

Director: Mandie Fletcher Starring: Beattie Edmondson, Ed Skrien, Tom Bennett, Emily Atack, Jennifer Saunders, Gemma Jones, Adrian Scarborough, Peter Davidson, Cherie Lunghi, Bernard Cribbins Written by: Mandie Fletcher, Vanessa Davies and Paul de Vos Running Time: 94 mins Cert: PG Release date: 29th June 2018 British cinema has managed, in the past, to produce some delightful…