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…

The Sense Of An Ending

Director: Ritesh Batra Starring: Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockerty, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Billy Howle, Freya Mavor Written by: Nick Payne and (based on the novel) Julian Barnes Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14/4/17 It has always been the case and there are very few exceptions to the rules,…

Bridget Jones’s Baby

Director: Sharon Maguire Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sarah Solemani, Emma Thompson, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson Written by: Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson and (also story and characters created) Helen Fielding Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 16th September 2016 Has Bridget Jones really been in our lives for…

The Lady In The Van

Director: Nicholas Hytner Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Francis De La Tour, Roger Allam, Jim Broadbent, Dominic Cooper, James Corden Written by: (based on his novel and play) Alan Bennett Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th November 2015 Alan Bennett is known for his gentle, charming examinations of life. So it’s no…

Brooklyn

Director: John Crowley Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Glascott Written by: Nick Hornby and (based on the novel) Colm Toibin Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 6th November 2015 In a time of superheroes, super spies and super blockbusters, Brooklyn, with its old-fashioned style and approach,…

Big Game

Director: Jalmari Helander Starring: Samuel. L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Mehmet Kurtulus, Ted Levine, Felicity Huffman, Jim Broadbent Written by: Jalmari Helander Running Time: 90 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 8th May 2015 Remember, before the days of lycra-wearing superheroes, when action movies were called high concept and usually involved someone completely outnumbered, out-gunned and…

Paddington

Director: Paul King Starring: Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Ben Whithaw, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent. Written by: Paul King and (based on the books) Michael Bond Running Time: 95 mins Cert: PG Release date: 28th November 2014 Having spent the year in utter despair at the quality of populist entertainment produced by…

Postman Pat: The Movie

Director: Mike Disa Starring: Stephen Manger, Jim Broadbent, David Tennant, Rupert Grint, Ronan Keating Written by: Annika Bluhm, Nicole Dubuc and Kim Fuller Running Time: 88 mins Cert: U Release date: 23rd May 2014 Once again it’s time to hand over a page to a much more experience critic than I, young Holly Smith (now aged 7). This time…

Filth

Director: Jon S. Baird Starring: James McAvoy Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsden, Imogen Poots, Shirley Henderson Written by: Jon S. Baird and (based on the novel) Irvine Welsh Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 4th October 2013 If you are considering visiting the cinema this week and fancy something naughty, depraved and…

Cloud Atlas

Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Waskowski, Lara Waskowski Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, Susan Sarandon, Hugo Weaving. Written by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Waskowski, Lara Waskowski and (book) David Mitchell Running Time: 172 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd February 2013 In a season of extremely long films…