Dolittle

Director: Stephen Gaghan Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez Written by: Stephen Gaghan, Dan Gregor, Doug Mand, Chris McKay, (screen story) Thomas Shepherd and (characters created) Hugh Lofting Running Time: 101…

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…