The Florida Project

Director: Sean Baker Starring: Brooklyn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones, Macon Blair Written by: Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th November 2017 The Florida Project is a hard film to sell to a multiplex audience. It doesn’t follow the usual…

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,…

20th Century Women

Director: Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwin, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann, Alison Elliott, Thea Gill Written by: Mike Mills Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th February 2017 It’s been six years since writer and director Mike Mills gave us the delightful yet moving Beginners, based on his own…

Moonlight

Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Alex Hibbert, Anston Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janella Monae Written by: Barry Jenkins and (story) Tarell Alvin McCraney Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 17th February 2017 It is universally accepted that when a film is depicting the struggles of a young black man living in a…

The Young Offenders

Director: Peter Foott Starring: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Dominic McHale, P.J. Gallagher, Shane Casey Written by: Peter Foott Running Time: 83 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th January 2017 It is always a pleasure when you discover a film that you know very little about, that has a title that doesn’t really inspire…

Manchester By The Sea

Director: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, C.J. Wilson Written by Kenneth Lonergan Running Time: 137 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th January 2017 A word of warning about Manchester By The Sea. This isn’t a film about football or that a Northern town has moved…

Swiss Army Man

Directors: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Antonia Ribero, Timothy Eulich, Richard Gross, Marika Casteel Written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 30th September 2016 There are some films that you can place neatly into a category. There are some that…

Wiener-Dog

  Director: Todd Solondz Starring: Keaton Nigel Clarke, Tracy Letts, Julie Delpy, Greta Gerwin, Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn Written by: Todd Solondz Running Time: 88 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 12th August 2016 Todd Solondz is a marmite director. You either love his work or you really despise it. I have a love-hate…

Weiner

Directors: Josh Kriegman and  Elyse Steinberg Starring: Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Amit Bagga, Adam S. Barta, Sydney Leathers Written by: Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and  Elyse Steinberg Running Time: 96 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th July 2016 Very little is known about Anthony Weiner in the UK. A former senator who seemed to have a promising career…

Midnight Special

Director: Jeff Nichols Starring: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher, Adam Driver, Bill Camp, Scott Haze, Sam Shepard Written by: Jeff Nichols Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th April 2016 Midnight Special, the fourth film from independent filmmaker, Jeff Nichols, comes at you like a film stuck in the 1970’s. A…

Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cryer, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal Written by: (based on the novel) Jess Andrews Running Time: 105 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th September 2015 Usually at this time of the year we get one quirky, independent film that comes out from nowhere and…

The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

Director: Marielle Heller Starring: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgard, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni, Margarita Levieva, Madeleine Waters, Abby Wait Written by: Marielle Heller and (based on the novel) Phoebe Gloeckner Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 7th August 2015 Coming-of-age films are usually following the exploits of a group of horny, socially awkward teenage…