Cruella

Director: Craig Gillespie Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry, Paul Walter Hauser, Mark Strong Written by: Dana Fox, Tony McNamara, (story) Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, Steve Zissis and (based upon the novel “One Hundred and One Dalmatians”) Dodie Smith Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 28th May 2021 In a time…

1917

Director: Sam Mendes Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough Written by: Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th January 2020 There are some films that you admire, maybe because of the acting, the costumes, how…

Shazam!

Director: David F. Sandberg Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Djimon Hounsou, Marta Milans, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews. Written by: (also story) Henry Gayden, (story) Darren Lemke, (Shazam created) Bill Parker and C.C. Beck Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 5th April 2019 For far too long now, DC…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Elton John, Michael Gambon, Hanna Alstrom Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Running Time: 141 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 20th September 2017…

Miss Sloane

Director: John Madden Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Sam Waterston, John Lithgow, Jake Lacy, Douglas Smith Written by: Jonathan Perera Running Time: 132 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 12th May 2017 It’s hard to remember the last time that a female lead took such control of a film that everyone else…

Grimsby

Director: Louis Leterrier Starring: Sasha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong, Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Scott Adkins Written by: Sasha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham Running Time: 83 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th February 2016 Another week, another gross-out comedy that pushes the boundaries of good taste while at the same…

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, Sofia Boutella, Mark Hamill Written by: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, (based on the comic book “The Secret Service”) Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons Running Time: 129 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th January 2015 Take one part James Bond, a sprinkle…

The Imitation Game

Director: Morten Tyldum Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear Written by: Graham Moore and (based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma”) Andrew Hodges Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th November 2014 Many people will be unfamiliar with the name Alan Turing. Hopefully after The Imitation…

Before I Go To Sleep

Director: Rowan Joffe Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff, Dean-Charles Chapman, Adam Levy Written by: Rowan Joffe and (based on the novel) S.J. Watson Running Time: 92 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 5th September 2014 Before I Go To Sleep takes a well-worn plot device, amnesia, to produce, what starts out as a…

Welcome To The Punch

Director: Eran Creevy Starring: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, David Morrissey, Peter Mullan. Written by: Eran Creevy Running Time: 99 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th March 2013 Britain aren’t known for action thrillers. We do costume dramas, whimsical romantic comedies and studies of urban life. If there’s a murder mystery, it’s usually in…

Zero Dark Thirty

Director: Kathryn Bigalow Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joe Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, Jennifer Ehle, Kyle Chandler. Written by: Mark Boal. Running Time: 157 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 25th January 2013 Zero Dark Thirty falls neatly into the category of a historical drama like Apollo 13 and All The President’s Men, where we all know…