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…

Fisherman’s Friends

Director: Chris Foggin Starring: Daniel Mays, James Purefoy, Tuppence Middleton, David Hayman, Dave Johns, Noel Clarke, Sam Swainsbury, Maggie Steed Written by: Piers Ashworth, Meg Leonard and Nick Moorcroft Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th March 2019 In 2010 a musical phenomenon occurred. A group of fishermen from a small Cornish village…

The Aftermath

Director: James Kent Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Kate Phillips, Flora Thiemann, Jannik Schumann Written by: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel and (also based on the novel) Rhidian Brook Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2019 When you look at the poster for The Aftermath (see above), you…

If Beale Street Could Talk

Director: Barry Jenkins Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis Written by: Barry Jenkins and (based on the book) James Baldwin Running Time: 119 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 8th February 2019 I have always said that if I go into a film with high expectations, I…

Colette

Director: Wash Westmoreland Starring: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Denise Gough, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ray Panthaki, Arabella Weir Written by: Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and (also story) Richard Glatzer Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th January 2019 The #MeToo campaign has really taken a huge effect in the filmmaking world. You…

Life Itself

Director: Dan Fogelman Starring: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner Written by Dan Fogelman Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th January 2019 Life Itself is written and directed by Dan Fogelman, whose track record for his creations is…

A Star Is Born

Director: Bradley Cooper Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Andrew Dice Clay, Sam Elliott, Anthony Ramon, Dave Chappelle, Alec Baldwin, Marlon Williams, Brandi Carlile Written by: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, (based on a story) William A. Wellman, Robert Carson, (based on the 1954 screenplay) Moss Hart, (based on the 1976 screenplay) John Gregory Dunne,…