Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova, Freddie Gaminara, Laurence Spellman Written by: Lindsay Shapero Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th April 2019 Back in the early 2000s, a pensioner was arrested for spying for the KGB. I remember it quite clearly…

Murder On The Orient Express

Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe. Written by Michael Green and (based on the novel) Agatha Christie Running Time: 114 mins Cert; 12A Release date:  3rd November 2017 Agatha Christie is the most successful…

Victoria And Abdul

Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, Michael Gambon, Olivia Williams, Adeel Akhtar,  Fenella Woolgar Written by: Lee Hall and (based on the book) Shrabani Basu Running Time: 112 mins Cert: PG Release date: 15th September 2017 Victoria and Abdul should have been a sure-fire winner. A film that follows the same…

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Director: John Madden Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Bil Nighy, Richard Gere, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tamsin Grieg, Penelope Wilton, Lillete Dubey Written by: Ol Parker Running Time: 122 mins Cert: PG Release date: 26th February 2015 It was 2011 when we first met the gentle retirement folks who visited the Best Exotic Marigold…

Philomena

Director: Stephen Frears Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Mare Winningham, Charlie Murphy, Sean Mahon Written by: Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope and (based on the book “The Lost Child of Philomena Lee”) Martin Sixsmith Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 1st November 2013 It’s been a pretty good year for Steve Coogan. Apart…

Skyfall

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Feinnes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris Written by: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan and (based on the characters created by) Ian Fleming. Running time: 143 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 26th October 2012 Let me get this right out of the way….