Molly’s Game

Director: Aaron Sorkin Starring: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, J.C. MacKenzie, Brian D’Arcy James Written by: Aaron Sorkin and (based on the book) Molly Bloom Running Time: 140 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st January 2018 After about 5 minutes of watching Molly’s Game, I came to the…

The Program

Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Dustin Hoffman, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemont, Lee Pace, Bryan Greenberg Written by: John Hodge and (based on the book “Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong”) David Walsh Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 16th October 2015 He was the man who defeated an…

St.Vincent

Director: Theodore Melfi Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Jaeden Lieberher, Terrence Howard Written by: Theodore Melfi Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 5th December 2014 In the 80’s, Bill Murray was one of the kings of comedy. With his deadpan delivery and ability to turn even the most mundane line into…

Calvary

Director: John Michael McDonagh Starring: Brendan Gleason, Chris O’Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aiden Gillen, Dylan Moran, M. Emmet Walsh, Isaach De Bankole Written by: John Michael McDonagh Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 11th April 2014 In 2011, John Michael McDonagh made a hugely impressive feature debut with The Guard. So now comes his second film and if…

The Double

Director: Richard Ayoade Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, James Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Tim Key, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins Written by: Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine and (baed on the novella) Fyodor Dostoevsky Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th April 2014 Based on the novella by Dostoevsky, The Double is the second…

Cuban Fury

Director: James Griffiths Starring: Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, Olivia Colman, Ian McShane, Kayvan Novak, Rory Kinnear Written by: Jon Brown and (based on an original idea) Nick Frost Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th February 2014 To make the perfect comedy you have to get all the right ingredients: a…

Epic

Director: Chris Wedge Starring: Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce Knowles, Josh Hutcherson, Chris O’Dowd, Aziz Ansari Written by: James V. Hart, Daniel Shere, Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember and (also based on the books The Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs) William Joyce. Running Time: 102 mins Cert: U Release date: 22nd…

This Is 40

Director: Judd Apatow Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segal, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow Written by: Judd Apatow. Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th February 2013 Knocked Up was a reasonably amusing tale of unexpected pregnancy and a big success for writer director Judd Apatow. After…

The Sapphires

Director: Wayne Blair Starring: Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens, Miranda Tapsell Written by: Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson Running Time: 103 mins Cert: PG Release date: 7th November 2012 If there is one country that produces surprise after surprise when it comes to cinema, it has to be Australia. Just look at…

Friends With Kids

Director: Jennifer Westfeldt Starring: Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Megan Fox, Edward Burns. Written by: Jennifer Westfeldt Running Time: 107 mins Cert 15 Release date: 29th June 2012 In 2001, writer/actress Jennifer Westfeldt gave us a delightfully charming romantic comedy with a twist about a woman failing in relationships who decides…