Reminiscence

Director: Lisa Joy Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu Written by: Lisa Joy Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th August 2021 One thing that upsets me as a film fan is seeing a movie with so much potential, just never gelling. Reminiscence is one…

Stillwater

Director: Tom McCarthy Starring: Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin, Lilou Siauvaud Written by: Tom McCarthy, Marcus Hinchey, Thomas Bidegain and Noe Debre Running Time: 139 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 6th August 2021 Stillwater is the new film by Tom McCarthy, who directed the Oscar-winning Spotlight. Taking the story directly from the news pages,…

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Director: Céline Sciamma Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino Written by: Céline Sciamma Running Time: 121 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 28th February 2020 Chemistry is an essential aspect of a love story. Get that wrong, and the film will flop. That’s not the case for Céline Sciamma’s stunningly beautiful Portrait of…

What Love Looks Like

Director: Alex Magaña Starring: Josh Gilmer, Kate Durocher, Taylor Alexa Frank, Connor Wilkins, Nathan Kohnen, Jamie Shelnitz, Gabriella Wisdom, Kyle Meck, Jack Menzies, Ana Ming Bostwick Singer, Ashley Rose McKenna Written by Alex Magaña Running Time: 89 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 19 January 2020 (USA) Available on Amazon Prime Romances are notoriously challenging to…

Emma.

Director: Autumn de Wilde Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson Written by: Eleanor Catton and (based on the novel) Jane Austen Running Time: 125 mins Cert: U Release date: 14th February 2020 The world of Jane Austen has always been…

The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Director: Amando Iannucci Starring: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Benedict Wong, Paul Whitehouse, Rosalind Eleazar, Gwendoline Christie, Morfydd Clark, Darren Boyd Written by: Amando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and (based on the novel) Charles Dickens Running Time: 119 mins Cert: PG Release date: 24th January 2020 Charles Dickens’ work has always…

Little Women

Director: Greta Gerwin Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Timothee Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Chris Cooper, Meryl Streep, Bob Odenkirk, James Norton, Louis Carrel Written by Greta Gerwin and (based on the novel) Louisa May Alcott Running Time: 135 mins Cert: U Release date: 26th December 2019 If 2019 is to…

Last Christmas

Director: Paul Feig Starring: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Lydia Leonard, Rita Arya, Ansu Kabia, Laura Evelyn, Ingrid Oliver Written by: Bryony Kimmings, (also story) Emma Thompson and (story) Greg Wise Running Time: 103 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th November 2019 Ten minutes into Last Christmas, I worked out the ‘twist’….

The Good Liar

Director Bill Condon Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russel Tovey, Jim Carter, Mark Lewis Jones, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Michael Culkin. Written by Jeffrey Hatcher and (based on the novel) Nicholas Searle Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th November 2019 There is a theory in movie making that you can have the best…

Aladdin

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Megahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie Running Time: 128 mins Cert: PG Release date: 22nd May 2019 Hot on the tailcoats of Tim Burton’s re-imagination of Disney’s Dumbo, now comes another animated movie that has been…

Long Shot

Director: Jonathan Levine Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogan, June Diane Raphael, O’Shea Jackson Jr, Ravi Patel, Andy Serkis, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgard, Randall Park Written by: Liz Hannah and (also story) Dan Sterling Running Time: 125 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 3rd May 2019 Hold the front page! Seth Rogan stars in a new comedy…

Tolkien

Director:  Dome Karukoski Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Gibson, Anthony Boyle, Tom Glynn-Carney, Pam Ferris Written by: David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 3rd May 2019 J.R.R. Tolkien is possibly the most significant fantasy writers in the world. His books The Hobbit and…