Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Director: Michael Dougherty Starring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Ziyi Zhang, Bradley Whitford, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch Written by: (also story) Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields and (story) Max Borenstein Running Time: 131 mins Cert:12A Release date: 29th May 2019 I have been consistently disappointed with Godzilla movies. From the…

The Shape of Water

Director: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Stuhlberg, Doug Jones, David Hewlett, Nick Searcy Written by: Vanessa Taylor and (also story) Guillermo Del Toro Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th February 2018 One of the reasons I love cinema is that sometimes it can produce…

Paddington 2

Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Brendon Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton Written by: Simon Farnaby, Paul King and (based on Paddington Bear) Michael Bond. Running Time: 103 mins Cert: PG Release date: 10th November 2017 Sequels this year haven’t been…

Maudie

Director: Aisling Walsh Starring: Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Keri Matchett, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose, Billy MacLellan Written by: Sherry White Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 4th August 2017 As is traditional at this time of year, among the heavy hitters of the summer blockbusters, there is always a small scale movie that…

X + Y

Director: Morgan Matthews Starring: Asa Butterfield, Ralf Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsden, Jo Yang, Martin McCann, Jake Davis, Alex Lawther Written by: James Graham Running Time: 111 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th March 2015 Back in 2007, documentary film maker Morgan Matthews made a film about the International Mathematics Olympiad (yes, there is such a…

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…

Godzilla

Director: Gareth Edwards Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn Written by: Max Borenstein and (Story) Dave Callaham Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 15th May 2014 Way back in 1998, Roland Emmerich’s revision of the Japanese monster movie classic, Godzilla, was the first and (since then) only movie I have ever walked out of. I…

The Double

Director: Richard Ayoade Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, James Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Tim Key, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins Written by: Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine and (baed on the novella) Fyodor Dostoevsky Running Time: 93 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 4th April 2014 Based on the novella by Dostoevsky, The Double is the second…

Blue Jasmine

Director: Woody Allen Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Andrew Dice Clay, Louie CK Written by: Woody Allen Running Time: 98 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th September 2013 Some films demand your attention because of their epic scale. Others because of the subject matter. Some because of their entertainment value. Blue…