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,…

Crazy Rich Asians

Director: Jon M. Chu Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Harry Shum Jr, Ken Jeong Written by: Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim and (based on the novel) Kevin Kwan Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th September 2018 When a film gets so much press attention as Crazy…

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Director: Ol Parker Starring: Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard, Christine Baranski, Colin Firth, Cher, Julie Walters, Andy Garcia. Written by: (Also story) Ol Parker, (story) Richard Curtis, (also based on the original musical) Catherine Johnson, (originally conceived) Judy Craymer Running Time: 114 mins Cert: PG Release date: 20th…

Patrick

Director: Mandie Fletcher Starring: Beattie Edmondson, Ed Skrien, Tom Bennett, Emily Atack, Jennifer Saunders, Gemma Jones, Adrian Scarborough, Peter Davidson, Cherie Lunghi, Bernard Cribbins Written by: Mandie Fletcher, Vanessa Davies and Paul de Vos Running Time: 94 mins Cert: PG Release date: 29th June 2018 British cinema has managed, in the past, to produce some delightful…