Bombshell

Director: Jay Roach Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Rob Delaney Written by: Charles Randolph Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 17th January 2020 At this time of year, we seem to get a collection of films based on real-life events. The…

Crawl

Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Jose Palma, Morfydd Clark, George Somner Written by: Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen Running Time: 87 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd August 2019 Every summer there is a sleeper hit. A film that no one expects will be successful, usually low budget and usually…

Secret In Their Eyes

Director: Billy Ray Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Dean Norris, Alfred Molina, Joe Cole Written by Billy Ray and (based on the film “El secreto de sus ojos”) Juan José Campanella. Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 26th February 2016 This was always going to be a hard film to impress me, as the…

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…

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…

Grace Of Monaco

Director: Olivier Dahan Starring: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella, Pez Vega, Parker Posey, Robert Lindsay, Derek Jacobi, Milo Ventimiglia Written by: Arash Amel Running Time: 103 mins Cert: PG Release date: 6th June 2014 Universally panned when it opened the Cannes Film Festival this year, the big question is: Is it as bad as people are…

The Paperboy

Director: Lee Daniels Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Macy Gray, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn. Written by: Lee Daniels and (also book) Peter Dexter. Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th March 2013 Don’t be fooled by the title. The Paperboy isn’t about a teenager who has to get up…

Stoker

Director: Chan-wook Park Starring: Mia Wasikowski, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Ralph Brown. Written by: Wentworth Miller Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 18 Release date: 1st March 2013 There has been much excitement buzzing around this first English language film from the director of Oldboy. The trailer looks incredibly weird yet enticing, while…