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,…

Tolkien

Director:  Dome Karukoski Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Gibson, Anthony Boyle, Tom Glynn-Carney, Pam Ferris Written by: David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 3rd May 2019 J.R.R. Tolkien is possibly the most significant fantasy writers in the world. His books The Hobbit and…

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile

Director: Joe Berlinger Starring: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Haley Joel Osment, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, Dylan Baker, Angela Sarafyan, Terry Kinney Written by Michael Werwie and (based on the book “The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy”) Elizabeth Kendall Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd May 2019 The fascination…

Eighth Grade

Director: Bo Burnham Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Daniel Zolghadri, Fred Hechinger, Imani Lewis, Luke Prael, Catherine Oliviere Written by: Bo Burnham Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th April 2019   Growing up can be hard and we, as adults can often forget that. As a middle-aged man,…

Avengers: Endgame

Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow Written by Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, (based on the Marvel comics) Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and (comic book) Jim…

Greta

Director: Neil Jordan Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Stephen Rae, Jeff Hiller, Jane Perry, Zawe Ashton, Thaddeus Daniels Written by: Neil Jordan and (also story) Ray Wright Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 18th April 2019 In the 1990s, a series of movies came out that played on…

Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova, Freddie Gaminara, Laurence Spellman Written by: Lindsay Shapero Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th April 2019 Back in the early 2000s, a pensioner was arrested for spying for the KGB. I remember it quite clearly…

Out Of Blue

Director: Carol Morley Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Toby Jones, Mamie Gummer, James Caan, Jacki Weaver, Aaron Tveit, Alyshia Ochse, Jonathan Majors Written by: Carol Morley and (based on the novel “Night Train”) Martin Amis Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th March 2019 Carol Morley is one of this country’s most exciting directors, whose…

The White Crow

Director: Ralph Fiennes Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Louis Hofmann, Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin Written by: David Hare and (Inspired by her book: “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life”) Julie Kavanagh Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd March 2019 There is no denying that Rudolf Nureyev is one…

Fisherman’s Friends

Director: Chris Foggin Starring: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke, Sam Swainsbury, Maggie Steed Written by: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th March 2019 In 2010 a musical phenomenon occurred. A group of fishermen from a small Cornish village…

The Kindergarten Teacher

Director: Sara Colangelo Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gael Garcia Bernal, Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, Michael Chernus, Daisy Tahan, Haley Murphy, Sam Jules Written by: Sara Colangelo and (based on the screenplay) Nadav Lapid Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th March 2019 Sometimes timing seems to be everything. The second big release (behind Captain…

The Aftermath

Director: James Kent Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Kate Phillips, Flora Thiemann, Jannik Schumann Written by: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel and (also based on the novel) Rhidian Brook Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2019 When you look at the poster for The Aftermath (see above), you…