The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Director: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findley, Tom Courtney, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton, Katherine Parkinson Written by: Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, Don Roos, (based on the novel) Anne Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th April 2018 The nomination for the longest…

Early Man

Director: Nick Park Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Ayoade, Mark Williams, Rob Brydon, Johnny Vegas Witten by: Mark Burton, James Higginson, (story) Nick Park and John O’Farrell Running Time: 89 mins Cert: PG Release date: 26th January 2018 Aardman animations, like Pixar, have a high reputation for producing…

Coco

Director: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau Written by: (also original story) Adrian Molina, Matthew Aldrich, (original story) Lee Unkrich and Jason Katz Running Time: 105 mins Cert: PG Release date: 19th January 2018 Mexico has been in the news…

The Greatest Showman

Director: Michael Gracey Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Keala Settle Written by: Bill Condor and (also story) Jenny Bicks Running Time: 105 mins Cert: PG Release date: 26th December 2017 Entering into The Greatest Showman, we are offered visual delights and plenty of razzamatazz. Like the…

Wonder

Director: Stephen Chbosky Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe, Mandy Patinkin, Bruce Gheisar, Elle McKinnon, Daveed Diggs Written by: Stephen Chbosky, Steven Conrad, Jack Thorne and (based on the book) R.J. Palacio Running Time: 113 mins Cert: PG Release date: 1st December 2017 It seems like everyone and their mother…

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…

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton Written by: Simon Farnaby, Paul King and (based on Paddington Bear) Michael Bond. Running Time: 103 mins Cert: PG Release date: 10th November 2017 Sequels this year haven’t been…

Breathe

Director: Andy Serkis Starring: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Stephen Mangan, Diana Rigg, Edward Speleers, Jonathan Hyde, Amit Shah Written by: William Nicholson Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th October 2017 When I think of the illness of Polio, I immediately think of punk guru Ian Dury. Which is…

Patti Cake$

Director: Geremy Jasper Starring: Danielle MacDonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Cathy Moriarty, McCaul Lombardi, Patrick Brana. Written by: Geremy Jasper Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st September 2017 If you are looking for something original, then maybe steer clear of Patti Cake$. This underdog story ticks all the cliche boxes from Rocky to 8 Mile,…

The Big Sick

Director: Michael Showalter Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher, Zenobia Shroff, Adeel Akhtar, Bo Burnham Written by: Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 28th July 2017 The Big Sick hardly sounds like a crowd pleasing title for a romantic comedy. Yet if…

Cars 3

Director: Brian Fee Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry The Cable Guy, Arnie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt Written by: Kiel Murray, Bob Peterson, Mike Rich, (original story) Brian Fee, Ben Queen, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart Running Time: 102 mins Cert: U Release date: 14th July 2017…

Gifted

Director; Marc Webb Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, John M. Jackson, Glenn Plummer Written by: Tom Flynn Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 16th June 2017 One of the joys of seeing as many films as I do is that once in a while, a film comes…