The French Dispatch

Director: Wes Anderson Starring: Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Rupert Friend, Elisabeth Moss, Guillaume Gallienne, Mathieu Amalric, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Henry Winkler, Lois Smith, Bob Balaban, Timothée Chalamet, Cécile De France, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Schwartzman, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Park, Hippolyte Girardot, Tony Revolori, Liev Schreiber, Léa Seydoux, Christoph Waltz,…

The Addams Family 2

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler Written by: Ben Queen, Susanna Fogel, (also story) Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and (based on the characters created) Charles Addams Running Time: 93 mins Cert: PG Release date:…

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Director: Jonathan Butterell Starring: Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, Shobna Gulati, Sharon Horgan Written by: Tom MacRae, (based on the stage musical) Jonathan Butterell and Dan Gillespie Sells Running time: 117 mins Cert: 12 Release date 17th September 2021 There seems to be a cinematic musical resurgence. Already this year, we…

Free Guy

Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Taiki Waititi Written by: Zak Penn and (also story) Matt Lieberman Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th August 2021 Free Guy is unique in the world of blockbusters. It’s an original movie that’s not part of a franchise, a…

Jungle Cruise

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti Written by: Michael Green (also story) Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, (story only) John Norville and Josh Goldstein Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th July 2021 Disney loves their theme park attractions. Not content with just allowing…

Space Jam: A New Legacy

Director: Malcolm D. Lee Starring: LeBron James, Zendaya, Don Cheadle, Cedric Joe, Khris Davis Written by: Jesse Gordon, Celeste Ballard, (also story) Juel Taylor, Tony Rettenmaier, Keenan Coogler, Terence Nance, (based on the movie “Space Jam”) Thomas Harris, Steve Rudnick, Herschel Weingrod and Leo Benvenuti Running Time: 115 mins Cert: U Release date: 16th July…

Freaky

Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Emily Holder, Alan Ruck Written by: Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd July 2021 It is so hard to be original these days in the world of movie-making. Most people say that all stories have…

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Director: Patrick Hughes Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo Written by: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th June 2021 Last week, I reviewed “Nobody”, an action film full of inventiveness and wit, and it was hugely enjoyable,…

Nobody

Director: Ilya Naishuller Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, RZA, Colin Salmon Written by: Derek Kolstad Running Time: 92 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th June 2021 This film has probably the most accurate tagline since “In space, no one can hear you scream!” The line is “Never underestimate a…

Dream Horse

Director: Euros Lyn Starring: Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Nicholas Farrell, Joanna Page, Siân Phillips, Peter Davison Written by: Neil McKay Running Time: 113 mins Cert: PG Release date: 4th June 2021 For years, British cinema was a staple for costume dramas and period pieces. But, since the late 90s, we have found that…

Cruella

Director: Craig Gillespie Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Mark Strong Written by: Dana Fox, Tony McNamara, (story) Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, Steve Zissis and (based upon the novel “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”) Dodie Smith Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 28th May 2021 In a time…

Peter Rabbit 2

Director: Will Gluck Starring: James Cordon, Rose Byrne, Domnhall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, Lennie James, David Oyelowo Written by: Will Gluck, Patrick Burleigh and (based on the characters and tales of “Peter Rabbit”) Beatrix Potter Running Time: 93mins Cert: U Release date: 17th May 2021 In 2018, a family film was released that I…