The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Director: Ron Howard Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Brian Epstein, George Martin, Larry Kane, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Izzard, Elvis Costello, Richard Curtis Written by: Mark Monroe Running Time: 137 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th September 2016 First off, a rant. To the multiplexes across the country. Please stop showing 20…

Kill Your Friends

Director: Owen Harris Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Tom Riley, Ed Skrein, Craig Roberts, James Cordon, Georgia King Written by: (based on the novel) John Niven Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 6th November 2015 Kill Your Friends is a very misleading title because you seriously wouldn’t want to spend five minutes with the central…

Love And Mercy

Director: Bill Pohlad Starring: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanne Going Written by: Oren Moverman, Michael Alan Lerner and (based on the life) Brian Wilson Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 10th July 2015 What is often problematic in trying to recreate the life of a musical…

Amy

Director: Asif Kapadia Starring: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Tony Bennett, Blake Fielder-Civil, Yasiil Bey, Salaam Remi Running Time: 128 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd July 2015 I remember the day Amy Winehouse died. I was at a barbecue and when the news came through, I wasn’t the least bit surprised. It didn’t shock…

Begin Again

Director: John Carney Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener, James Corden, Ceelo Green, Yasiin Bey Written by: John Carney Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 11th July 2014 Back in 2006, John Carney directed a film that has captured the hearts of many, include mine, called Once. This simple…

Frank

Director: Lenny Abrahamson Starring: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleason, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Francois Civil, Carla Azar Written by: Peter Staughan and (also based on his newspaper article) Jon Ronson Running Time: 95 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th May 2014 Frank Sidebottom was a legend. Created by Chris Sievey, the papier-mache headed musician and comic…

Twenty Feet From Stardom

Director: Morgan Neville Starring: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder Running Time: 91 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 28th March 2014 You cannot talk about Twenty Feet From Stardom without mentioning the Oscars, as this documentary about backing singers surprised everyone by walking off…