Saint Maud

Director: Rose Glass Starring: Morfydd Clark, Jennifer Ehle, Lily Knight, Lily Frazer, Turlough Convery, Rosie Sansom Written by: Rose Glass Running Time: 84 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th October 2020 With the releases of big blockbuster movies seeming to have halted, it’s time the smaller, independent films to take the limelight. One such film is the creepy psychological horror,…

Military Wives

Director: Peter Cattaneo Starring: Kristen Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng, Greg Wise, Amy James-Kelly, India Amaeteifio, Emma Lowndes, Gaby French, Lara Rossi Written by: Rosanne Flynn and Rachel Tunnard Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 6th March 2020 If there is one style of filmmaking that the Brits are good at, it’s…

Emma.

Director: Autumn de Wilde Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson Written by: Eleanor Catton and (based on the novel) Jane Austen Running Time: 125 mins Cert: U Release date: 14th February 2020 The world of Jane Austen has always been…

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Director: Terry Gilliam Starring: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro, Oscar Jaenade, Jason Watkins, Sergi Lopez, Rossy de Palma Written by: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni and (based on the novel Don Quixote) Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 31st January 2020 When people talk…

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Director: Amando Iannucci Starring: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Rosalind Eleazar, Gwendoline Christie, Morfydd Clark, Darren Boyd Written by: Amando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and (based on the novel) Charles Dickens Running Time: 119 mins Cert: PG Release date: 24th January 2020 Charles Dickens’ work has always…

1917

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough Written by: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th January 2020 There are some films that you admire, maybe because of the acting, the costumes, how…

The Gentlemen

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Jason Wong Written by: (also story) Guy Ritchie, (story) Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 1st January 2020 Guy Ritchie made his name back in the 1990s with…

Cats

Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Francesca Hayward, James Cordon, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Ray Winstone, Robbie Fairchild, Laurie Davidson Written by Lee Hall, Tom Hooper, (poetry collection “Old Possum’s Books of Practical Cats”) T.S. Eliot and (based on the musical) Andrew Lloyd Webber Running Time: 110…

Last Christmas

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Lydia Leonard, Rita Arya, Ansu Kabia, Laura Evelyn, Ingrid Oliver Written by: Bryony Kimmings, (also story) Emma Thompson and (story) Greg Wise Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th November 2019 Ten minutes into Last Christmas, I worked out the ‘twist’….

The Aeronauts

Director: Tom Harper Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox, Tim McInnery, Anne Reid, Tom Courtenay, Rebecca Front, Vincent Perez, Robert Glenister Written by: (also story) Jack Thorne and (story) Tom Harper Running Time: 100 mins Cert: PG Release date: 4th November 2019 If you were to say, how about watching a movie…

The Good Liar

Director Bill Condon Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russel Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Michael Culkin. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and (based on the novel) Nicholas Searle Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th November 2019 There is a theory in movie making that you can have the best…

Sorry We Missed You

Director: Ken Loach Starring: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster, Gavin Maloney, Charlie Richmond Written by: Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st November 2019 Cinema, in the right hands, can be an incredibly powerful tool to make social comments. The master of this is Ken Loach, a man…