The Favourite

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, Mark Gatiss, James Smith, Joe Alwyn, Jennifer White Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st January 2019 Yorgos Lanthimos is a director willing to try different angles on what could be conventional storytelling. With…

Battle Of The Sexes

Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen Written by: Simon Beaufoy Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 12A Release date:  24th November 2017 Early 1970’s and the rise of Women’s Liberation was becoming more prominent as women…

La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemary DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Jason Fuchs, Tom Everett Scott Written by: Damien Chazelle Running Time: 128 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 12th January 2017 Sometimes, just sometimes, Hollywood gets the timing absolutely right. In a time of uncertainty and despair within the world, how perfect…

Predestination

Directors: Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers Written by: Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig and (based on the book “All You Zombies”) Robert A. Heinlein Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th February 2015 Every so often a film comes out that takes you…

Birdman

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: West End 26th December 2014 Nationwide 1st January 2015 It’s not often that you enter a cinema to see a film and…

Magic In The Moonlight

Director: Woody Allen Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Simon McBurney, Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver Written by: Woody Allen Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th September 2014 There is a certain amount of reassurance when entering a new Woody Allen film. You know it’s going to be one of three…

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Director: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Felicity Jones, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore Written by: (Screen story also) Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner, (screen story only) James Vanderbilt, (based on the characters created) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Running Time: 142 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 16th…

The Croods

Directors: Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders Starring: (Voices) Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke Written by: Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders Running Time: 98 mins Cert: U Release date: 22nd March 2013 The Croods is the new animated feature from Dreamworks, the team who released Shrek. Those…

Movie 43

Directors: Elizabeth Banks, Steve Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Peter Farrelly, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, Jonathan Van Tulleken. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Kate Bosworth, Justin Long, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloe Grace Mortez, Gerard…

Gangster Squad

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Robert Patrick, Michael Pena Written by: Will Beall and (based on the book) Paul Liberman Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th January 2013 While I was watching Gangster Squad in a 1/3 full cinema, one film kept popping into my…

The Amazing Spider-Man

Director: Marc Webb Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field. Written by: (also story) James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, (comic book) Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Running Time: 136 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 3rd July 2012 Reboot is a fairly new word introduced into the world to denote…