X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Director: Simon Kinberg Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee Written by Simon Kinberg, (based on the story “The Dark Phoenix Saga”) John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, (comic book created) Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Running Time: 113 mins Cert:…

Red Sparrow

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Joe Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Jeremy Irons, Mary-Louise Parker, Joely Richardson, Ciaran Hinds, Bill Camp Written by: Justin Haythe and (based on the book) Jason Matthews Running Time: 140 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2018 Fans of Jennifer Lawrence be warned. This is not the kind of…

mother!

Director: Darren Aronofsky Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brian Gleeson, Domhnall Gleeson Written by: Darren Aronofsky Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 15th September 2017 With most films, the reviews almost write them. I am struggling to know where to begin with Darren Aronofsky’s latest. Here is a director…

Passengers

Director: Morten Tyldum Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia Written by: Jon  Spaihts Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st December 2016 With Rogue One commanding the box office during this Christmas period, it takes a very brave film company to take on the might of the Empire…

X-Men: Apocalypse

Director: Bryan Singer Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Olivia Munn, Sophie Turner Written by: (also story) Simon Kinberg, (story) Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, and Dan Harris Running Time: 144 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 18th May 2016 There is a scene half-way through X-Men: Apocalypse,…

Joy

Director: David O.Russell Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen, Isabella Rossellini Written by: (also story) David O. Russell and (story) Annie Mumolo Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 1st January 2016 David O. Russell’s latest film is a bit of a curiosity. Taking, as his…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore. Written by: Peter Craig, Danny Strong and (adaptation and novel “Mockingjay”) Suzanne Collins Running Time: 137 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th November 2014 A couple of words of warning before stepping into the second part…

Insurgent

Director: Robert Schwentke Starring: Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Jai Courtney Written by: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman, Mark Bomback and (based on the novel) Veronica Roth Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th March 2015 Released last year, Divergent was another YA dystopia drama that I missed…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore. Written by: Peter Craig, Danny Strong and (adaptation and novel “Mockingjay”) Suzanne Collins Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th November 2014 If you listen to any fans of the three books that make…

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Director: Bryan Singer Starring: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellan, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage Written by: (also story) Simon Kinberg, (story) Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn Running Time: 131 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd May 2014 The X-Men movies have always been more than…

American Hustle

Director: David O. Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K. Written by: David O. Russell and Eric Singer Running Time: 138 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th December 2013 I first encountered the work of David O. Russell way back in 1996 with the black comedy, Flirting With…

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci Written by: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt and (based on the novel Catching Fire) Suzanne Collins Running Time: 146 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st November 2013 For me, the first Hunger Games film, based on the…