Boiling Point

Director: Phillip Barantini Starring: Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng, Hannah Walters, Vinette Robinson, Alice Feetham, Malachi Kirby, Ray Panthaki Written by Phillip Barantini and James Cummings Running Time: 92 minutes Cert: 15 Release date: 7th January 2022 It’s not often you watch a movie, and you become so engrossed in the action that your own anxiety…

The King’s Man

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Harris Dickinson, Rhys Ifans, Djimon Hounsou, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Daniel Brühl, Tom Hollander. Written by: Karl Gajdusek, (also story) Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th December 2021 Back…

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…

Titane

Director: Julia Ducournau Starring: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh, Mara Cissé Written by: Julia Ducournau, (writing consultants) Jacques Akchoti, Simonetta Greggio and Jean-Christophe Bouzy. Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 31st December 2021 Watching so many films over a year can leave you forgetting a large proportion of them. Some…

West Side Story

Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Brian d’Arcy James, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist Written by: Tony Kushner, (based on the Broadway musical) (book) Arthur Laurents, (music) Leonard Bernstein, (lyrics) Stephen Sondheim Running Time: 156 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 10th December 2021 The 1961 screen version of…

House of Gucci

Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek Written by: Becky Johnston, Roberto Bentivegna and (based on the book) Sara Gay Forden Running Time: 157 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th November 2021 Director Ridley Scott recently complained that his previous film, The Last Duel, was a…

Petite Maman

Director: Céline Sciamma Starring: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Margot Abascal, Stéphane Varupenne, Nina Meurisse Written by: Céline Sciamma Running Time: 72 mins Cert: U Release date: 19th November 2021 Often when watching movies, you are confronted with dark issues played out in thought-provoking ways or make you feel incredibly depressed. Sometimes a film comes along…

Cry Macho

Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Clint Eastwood, Dwight Yoakam, Eduardo Minett, Natalia Traven, Fernanda Urrejola Written by: Nick Schenk and (also based on the novel) N. Richard Nash Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th November 2021 50 years ago, Clint Eastwood first stepped behind the camera for his feature directorial debut, the excellent…

Spencer

Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Jack Farthing, Jack Nielen, Freddie Spry Written by: Steven Knight Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 5th November 2021 At the start of Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, a disclaimer announces that the following is “a fable of a true tragedy”. It’s important…

Eternals

Director: Chloe Zhao Starring: Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Ma Dong-seok, Harish Patel Written by: Chloe Zhao, Patrick Burleigh, (also screen story) Ryan Firpo, Kaz Firpo and (based on the Marvel comics) Jack Kirby Running Time: 157 mins Cert:…

Last Night in Soho

Director: Edgar Wright Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Rita Tushingham, Synnove Karlsen, Michael Ajao Written by: Krysty Wilson-Cairns and (also story) Edgar Wright Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 29th October 2021 Edgar Wright is a cinephile of the highest order. You have to watch his films…

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,…