Jojo Rabbit

Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Archie Yates Written by: Taika Waititi and (based on the novel “Caging Skies”) Christine Leunens Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 1st January 2020 Taika Waititi is one of the great talents…

Cats

Director: Tom Hooper Starring: Francesca Hayward, James Cordon, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Ray Winstone, Robbie Fairchild, Laurie Davidson Written by Lee Hall, Tom Hooper, (poetry collection “Old Possum’s Books of Practical Cats”) T.S. Eliot and (based on the musical) Andrew Lloyd Webber Running Time: 110…

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Director: J.J. Abrams Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackle, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Billy Dee Williams Written by: (also story) Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams, (story) Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow and (based on the characters created) George Lucas…

Frozen II

Directors: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K.Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Jason Ritter, Rachel Matthews Written by (also story) Jennifer Lee, (story) Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Running Time: 104 mins Cert: U Release date: 22nd November 2019…

Last Christmas

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Lydia Leonard, Rita Arya, Ansu Kabia, Laura Evelyn, Ingrid Oliver Written by: Bryony Kimmings, (also story) Emma Thompson and (story) Greg Wise Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th November 2019 Ten minutes into Last Christmas, I worked out the ‘twist’….

Little Monsters

Director: Abe Forsythe Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, Josh Gad, Kat Stewart, Diesel La Torraca, Nadia Townsend, Marshall Napier, Glenn Hazeldine, Ava Caryofyllis. Written by Abe Forsythe Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th November 2019 (also available on Sky Cinema/Now TV) The zombie comedy is a crowded place. From Return of the…

Gemini Man

Director: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Ralph Brown, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok Written by: Billy Ray, (also story) David Benioff and Darren Lemke Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 10th October 2019 I am always a little wary of films where the script has…

Joker

Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert DeNiro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Shea Wingham, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver Running Time: 122 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th October 2019 If the first half of the 21st Century will be defined as far as cinema…

Ad Astra

Director: James Gray Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Liv Tyler, Kimberly Elise, Loren Dean, Donnie Keshawarz, Sean Blakemore Written by: James Gray and Ethan Gross Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th September 2019 In recent years, deep philosophical science fiction movies seem all the rage. From Gravity…

Ready Or Not

Directors: Matt Bettinell-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell, Melanie Scorofano, Kristan Bruun, Nicky Guadagni Written by: Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy Running Time: 95 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 25th September 2019 One of the toughest cross-genre styles in cinema is comedy horror. Many have tried…

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold

Director: James Bobin Starring: Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Pena, Eva Longoria, Jeff Wahlberg, Madeleine Madden, Nicholas Coombe, Benicio Del Toro Written by: Matthew Robinson, Nicholas Stoller, (story) Tom Wheeler, (based on the series created) Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh and Eric Weiner Running Time: 102 mins Cert: PG Release date: 9th August 2019 I have…

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…