Swiss Army Man

Directors: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Antonia Ribero, Timothy Eulich, Richard Gross, Marika Casteel Written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Running Time: 97 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 30th September 2016 There are some films that you can place neatly into a category. There are some that…

Youth

Director: Paolo Sorrentino Starring: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano, Jane Fonda, Madalina Ghenea, Alex McQueen, Paloma Faith Written by: Paolo Sorrentino Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 29th January 2016 Art house cinema is a strange beast. As the word says, it’s all about art, which, depending on your taste, you can…

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…

12 Years A Slave

Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o Written by: John Ripley and (based on Twelve Years A Slave) Solomon Northup Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 10th January 2014 For months this has been the most eagerly anticipated film, with 10 BAFTA…

Prisoners

Director: Denis Villenuve Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo Written by: Aaron Guzikowski Running Time: 152 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 27th September 2013 It must be terrible for a parent to have their child abducted. The mental anguish involved, as you cling onto hope must…

For Ellen

Director: So Yong Kim Starring: Paul Dano, Jon Heder, Jena Malone, Margarita Levieva, Shaylena Mandigo Written by: So Yong Kim Running Time 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th February 2013 Independent cinema has a knack of taking a simple storyline and making it into something rather special that big budget Hollywood fare manage to…

Ruby Sparks

Directors: Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Elliott Gould, Steve Coogan. Written by: Zoe Kazan Running Time: 104 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 12th October 2012 It has been 6 years since directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris made the surprise sleeper smash, Little Miss Sunshine. They…

Looper

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Paul Dano. Written by Rian Johnson Running time: 118 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 28th September 2012 Time travel thrillers are incredibly hard to get right. You have to be able to fill the blanks in without leaving too many holes or questions…