Everything Everywhere All at Once

It seems that this year’s trend is the multiverse. We’ve already had Spider-Man: No Way Home; last week, Doctor Strange entered the Multiverse of Madness and later this year, we have another Spider-Man movie with the second in the Spider-verse saga. This week, however, we have a film with no connection to Marvel, with a…

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Nicolas Cage has not had a great time over the years. Once one of the most bankable stars, after dodgy business deals and outrageous spending, Cage has been reduced to taking every job offered to repay his debt. Now he is clear, he can start to focus on getting back to the top of his…

The Lost City

In the 80s, after the success of Raiders of the Lost ark, a series of similar styles of film entered the area, none more successful than Romancing The Stone, a romantic, action-packed comedy adventure. The genre has since burnt out, but it seems time to bring it back with The Lost City, which follows the…

The Phantom of the Open

Us Brits love an underdog, a downtrodden, a dreamer, a loser. Most of our comedy movies are about those unsung heroes who are willing to sacrifice everything they have for their ambitions, even if they aren’t the best. Think Eddie The Eagle, the ski-jumper who came last. He became a national hero. Then there is…

Turning Red

Pixar Studio has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to innovation. They were the first studio to produce a full-length computer-generated feature in Toy Story. They developed CG animation into an art form. More recently, they have dealt with subjects that have often been hard to talk about in family cinema (think death in…

The Duke

Director: Roger Mitchell Starring: Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Aimee Kelly, Jack Bandeira, Sian Clifford Written by: Richard Bean and Clive Coleman Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 12A release date: 25th February 2022 It was with great sadness that director Roger Mitchell passed away last September. You may not…

Dog

Directors: Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin Starring: Channing Tatum, Jane Adams, Kevin Nash, Aqueela Zoll, Q’orianka Kilcher Written by: Reid Carolin Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th February 2022 It has to be said that Dog does precisely what it says on the tin. It’s a film about a dog, not just…

Sing 2

Director: Garth Jennings Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Edgerton, Tori Kelly, Jennifer Saunders, Bobby Cannavale, Bono, Letitia Wright Written by: Garth Jennings Running Time: 113 mins Cert: U Release date: 28th January 2022 Some say that bigger is better. That isn’t strictly the case with Sing 2, the sequel to the hugely successful…

Belfast

Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Jude Hill, Lewis McAskie Written by: Kenneth Branagh Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st January 2022 It’s not often you fall in love with a movie minutes after it has started, but that is precisely what happened with Kenneth Branagh’s…

Don’t Look Up

Director: Adam McKay Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morrow, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande Written by: (also story) Adam McKay and (account) David Sirota Running Time: 138 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th December 2021 If you have been watching social media recently,…

Licorice Pizza

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, Benny Safdie, Will Angarola Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson Running Time: 133 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st January 2022 Paul Thomas Anderson could be regarded as a marmite filmmaker. Film geeks love everything he touches, while regular audiences can…

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Director: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, Benedict Wong Written by: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, (based on the Marvel comic book) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Running Time: 148 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th December 2021 Along with No Time…