Gemini Man

Director: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok Written by: Billy Ray, (also story) David Benioff and Darren Lemke Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 10th October 2019 I am always a little wary of films where the script has…

The Mule

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne, Dianne Wiest, Andy Garcia, Taissa Farmiga, Alison Eastwood Written by: Nick Schenk and (inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule”) Sam Dolnick Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 25th January 2019 Clint Eastwood is…

A Star Is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramon, Dave Chappelle, Alec Baldwin, Marlon Williams, Brandi Carlile Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, (based on a story) William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, (based on the 1954 screenplay) Moss Hart, (based on the 1976 screenplay) John Gregory Dunne,…

Sully

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney,  Mike O’Malley, Anna Gunn, Jamey Sheridan, Holt McCallany, Valerie Mahaffey Written by: Todd Komarnicki, (based on the book “Highest Duty”) Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd December 2016 Thursday 15th January 2009, the world witness “The Miracle On…

The Magnificent Seven

Director: Antoine Fuqua Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard Written by: Richard Wenk, Nic Pizzlatto, (based on the screenplay) Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Hideo Oguni Running Time: 133 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 23rd September 2016 A few weeks back we had the laboured and incredibly dull remake of…

Bastille Day

Director: James Watkins Starring: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon, José Garcia, Eriq Ebouaney, Anatol Yusef, Jorge Leon Martinez Written by: Andrew Baldwin Running Time: 92 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd April 2016 To say that Bastille Day, an action thriller set in Paris is a curiosity is a bit of an understatement. A…

Bone Tomahawk

Director: S. Craig Zahler Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, Lili Simmons, Evan Janigkeit, David Arquette. Written by: S. Craig Zahler Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 19th February 2016 The western is a genre that has been with us since the birth of cinema (The Great Train Robbery being…

The Longest Ride

Director: George Tillman Jr Starring: Brit Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin, Lolita Davidovich Written by: Craig Bolotin and (based on the novel) Nicholas Sparks Running Time: 139 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th June 2015 It seems like forever since we had a Nicholas Sparks adaptation (in fact, it was last…

Good Kill

Director: Andrew Niccol Starring: Ethan Hawke, Bruce Greenwood,  January Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Peter Coyote Written by: Andrew Niccol Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th April 2015 The hugely successful Clint Eastwood directed drama, American Sniper, dealt with a man at the heart of combat struggling to cope when returning to his own…

American Sniper

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Jake McDorman, Brian Hallisay. Written by: Jason Hall, (based on the book) Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and James Defelice Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 16th January 2015 Remember a time when war films were about daring deeds and heroic, flag-waving…

Jersey Boys

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen,  Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda, Johnny Cannizzaro, Christopher Walken, Steve Schirripa Written by: (Based on the musical book) Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th June 2014 About 30 minutes into Clint Eastwood’s screen version of the smash hit Broadway and West End Show, Jersey…

Trouble With The Curve

Director: Robert Lorenz Starring: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard Written by: Randy Brown Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th November 2012 Baseball movies just don’t sell in the UK. We don’t understand the game and so don’t understand the complexities of the terms used so…