Encanto

Directors: Byron Howard, Jared Bush and (co-director) Charise Castro Smith Starring: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo, Jessica Darrow Written by: (also story) Jared Bush, Charise Castro Smith, (story) Byron Howard, Jason Hand, Nancy Kruse and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Running Time: 102 mins Cert: PG Release date: 24th November 2021 The 60th animated…

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,…

Dear Evan Hansen

Director: Stephen Chbosky Starring: Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Kaitlyn Dever, Julianne Moore, Danny Pino, Amandla Stenberg Written by: Steven Levenson, (also based on the musical stage play with music and lyrics) Justin Paul and Benj Pasek Running Time: 137 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd October 2021 It has won Tony Awards and Grammy awards;…

Dune

Director: Denis Villeneuve Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Stellan Skargard, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista Written by: Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth and (based on the novel Dune) Frank Herbert Running Time: 156 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st October 2021 Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, Dune,…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

Director: Andy Serkis Starring: Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris, Reid Scott, Stephen Graham, Peggy Lu Written by: (also story) Kelly Marcel, (story) Tom Hardy, (Marvel’s Venom character created) Todd McFarlane and David Micheline Running Time: 97 mins CertL 15 Release date: 15th October 2021 The 2018 movie Venom was not great. Origins…

The Addams Family 2

Directors: Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloe Grace Moretz, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler Written by: Ben Queen, Susanna Fogel, (also story) Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit and (based on the characters created) Charles Addams Running Time: 93 mins Cert: PG Release date:…