Downton Abbey

Director: Michael Engler Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Laura Carmichael, Raquel Cassidy, Michelle Dockerty, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew Goode, Tuppence Middleton, Allen Leech, Imelda Staunton, Robert James-Collier, Sophie McShera, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton, Brendan Coyle, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol, Kevin Doyle Written by: (based on the characters created) Julian Fellowes Running Time: 120 mins…

Hustlers

Director: Lorene Scafaria Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Mercedes Ruehl, Cardi B, Lizzo Written by: Lorene Scafaria and (based on the magazine article) Jessica Pressler Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th September 2019 How times have changed. It would be fair to say that if a…

The Informer

Director: Andrea Di Stefano Starring: Joe Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Ana de Armas, Clive Owen, Sam Spruell, Eugene Lipinski, Karma Meyer Written by: Andrea Di Stefano, Rowan Joffe, Matt Cook, (based on the novel Three Second) Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 30th August 2019 You can tell…

Crawl

Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Jose Palma, Morfydd Clark, George Somner Written by: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen Running Time: 87 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd August 2019 Every summer there is a sleeper hit. A film that no one expects will be successful, usually low budget and usually…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Director: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry Written by: Quentin Tarantino Running Time: 161 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 14th August 2019 I have had a love/hate relationship with Quentin Tarantino over the years. I loved the early…

Blinded By The Light

Director: Gurinder Chadha Starring: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura, Dean-Charles Chapman, Nell Williams, Nikita Mehta, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha, Sarfraz Manzoor and (inspired by the words and music) Bruce Springsteen Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 9th August 2019 Gurinder Chadha is one…

Animals

Director: Sophie Hyde Starring: Holliday Grainger, Alia Shawkat, Fra Fee, Dermot Murphy, Amy Molloy, Pat Shortt, Olwen Fouere, Kwaku Fortune, Elva Trill Written by: (based on the book) Emma Jane Unsworth Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd August 2019 Animals is a new British film about being thirty-something and refusing to let…

The Current War

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, Tuppence Middleton, Matthew Macfadyen, Damien Molony Written by: Michael Mitnick Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th July 2019 The Current War is a film about electricity and not about a current war. Possibly not the most exciting subject matter…

Midsommar

Director: Ari Aster Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Will Poulter, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Hampus Hallberg Written by: Ari Aster Running Time: 147 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 3rd July 2019 Paganism has always been a fruitful topic for horror films, from the days of Hammer to the granddaddy of…

Toy Story 4

Director: Josh Cooley Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt Written by: (also original story) Andrew Stanton, Stephen Folsom, (original story) John Lassiter, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and Martin Hynes. Running Time: 100 mins Cert: U Release…

Late Night

Director: Nisha Ganatra Starring: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Denis O’Hare, Max Casella, Amy Ryan, Paul Walter Hauser Written by Mandy Kaling Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 7th June 2019 Late Night is a comedy-drama with its heart absolutely in the right place. Dealing with a topic…

Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Stephen Graham, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Bennett, Tate Donovan Written by: Lee Hall Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd May 2019 Coming off the tailcoats of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film that didn’t work for me, now comes Rocketman,…