1917

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough Written by: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th January 2020 There are some films that you admire, maybe because of the acting, the costumes, how…

Jojo Rabbit

Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates Written by: Taika Waititi and (based on the novel “Caging Skies”) Christine Leunens Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 1st January 2020 Taika Waititi is one of the great talents…

Little Women

Director: Greta Gerwin Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Carrel Written by Greta Gerwin and (based on the novel) Louisa May Alcott Running Time: 135 mins Cert: U Release date: 26th December 2019 If 2019 is to…

Knives Out

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Frank Oz Written by: Rian Johnson Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th November 2019 Writer and director took a heavy beating from fanboys after…

21 Bridges

Director: Brian Kirk Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Stephan James, Taylor Kitsch, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Louis Cancelmi, Victoria Cartagena Written by: Matthew Michael Carnahan and (also story) Adam Mervis Running Time: 99 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd November 2019 I have a soft spot for cop thrillers, whether they be the…

Last Christmas

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Lydia Leonard, Rita Arya, Ansu Kabia, Laura Evelyn, Ingrid Oliver Written by: Bryony Kimmings, (also story) Emma Thompson and (story) Greg Wise Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th November 2019 Ten minutes into Last Christmas, I worked out the ‘twist’….

Le Mans ’66

Director: James Mangold Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Josh Lucas, Tracy Letts, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon Written by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller Running Time: 152 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th November 2019 AKA: Ford v Ferrari Films about motor racing have had mild success over…

Midway

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Luke Kleintank, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Nick Jonas Written by: Wes Tooke Running Time: 138 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th November 2019 The Battle of Midway is a lesser-known part of America’s entry into World War II, even…

The Aeronauts

Director: Tom Harper Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox, Tim McInnery, Anne Reid, Tom Courtenay, Rebecca Front, Vincent Perez, Robert Glenister Written by: (also story) Jack Thorne and (story) Tom Harper Running Time: 100 mins Cert: PG Release date: 4th November 2019 If you were to say, how about watching a movie…

The Good Liar

Director Bill Condon Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russel Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Michael Culkin. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and (based on the novel) Nicholas Searle Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th November 2019 There is a theory in movie making that you can have the best…

Sorry We Missed You

Director: Ken Loach Starring: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor, Ross Brewster, Gavin Maloney, Charlie Richmond Written by: Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st November 2019 Cinema, in the right hands, can be an incredibly powerful tool to make social comments. The master of this is Ken Loach, a man…

Joker

Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Wingham, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Running Time: 122 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th October 2019 If the first half of the 21st Century will be defined as far as cinema…