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…

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Director: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findley, Tom Courtney, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton, Katherine Parkinson Written by: Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, Don Roos, (based on the novel) Anne Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th April 2018 The nomination for the longest…

Funny Cow

Director: Adrian Shergold Starring: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts, Stephen Graham, Alum Armstrong, Christine Bottomley, Kevin Eldon, Diane Morgan, Hannah Walters, John Bishop, Jim Moir Written by Tony Pitts Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th April 2018 One thing that will not find when entering Funny Cow, a new film from television…

Finding Your Feet

Director: Richard Loncraine Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman, Phoebe Nicholls, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence Written by:  Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 23rd February 2018 Some films are totally unpredictable, taking on a journey you don’t expect with countless twists and turns…

Journey’s End

Director: Saul Dibb Starring: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones, Ava Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister, Miles Jupp, Theo Barklem-Biggs Written by: Simon Reade, (based on the novel) Vernon Bartlett and (based on the novel and play) R.C. Sherriff Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd February 2018 R.C. Sherriff’s acclaimed…

Early Man

Director: Nick Park Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Ayoade, Mark Williams, Rob Brydon, Johnny Vegas Witten by: Mark Burton, James Higginson, (story) Nick Park and John O’Farrell Running Time: 89 mins Cert: PG Release date: 26th January 2018 Aardman animations, like Pixar, have a high reputation for producing…

Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Nicholas Jones, Samuel West Written by: Anthony McCarten Running Time: 125 mins Cert: PG Release date: 12th January 2018 The attention around this movie about the early days of Winston Churchill’s role as Prime Minister is mainly aimed at…

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Director: Paul McGuigan Starring: Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Vanessa Redgrave, Francis Barber, Leanne Best, Tom Brittney Written by: Matt Greenhalgh and (based on the memoirs) Peter Turner Running Time: 105 mins Cert: 15 Release date:  17th November 2017 For most people, Gloria Grahame is a name they may never…

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…