No Time To Die

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek, Christoph Waltz, Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen Written by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, (also story) Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga and (based on the characters created) Ian Fleming Running Time: 163 mins…

The Many Saints of Newark

Director: Alan Taylor Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Leslie Odom Jr., Jon Bernthal, Michael Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Vera Farmiga, Billy Magnussen, Corey Sroll Written by: Lawrence Konner and (also based on characters created) David Chase Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd September 2021 The Sopranos was a smash-hit TV series that ran from 1999…

Candyman

Director: Nia DaCosta Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams Written by: Jordan Peele, Nia DaCosta, Win Rosenfeld, (based on the film ‘Candyman’) Bernard Rose and (short story ‘The Forbidden’) Clive Barker Running Time: 15 Cert: 15 Release date: 27th August 2021 Legend has it that he will come if…

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…

The Courier

Director: Dominic Cooke Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright Written by: Tom O’Connor Running Time: 112 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 13th August 2021 How many of you have ever heard of Greville Wynne? It seems incredible that in the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War and particularly…

Old

Director: M. Night Shyamalan Starring: Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff, Thomasin MacKenzie, Abbie Lee Written by: M. Night Shyalaman, (based on the graphic novel “Sandcastles”) Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederick Peeters Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 23rd July 2021 I remember when The Sixth Sense came out and how…

Black Widow

Director: Cate Shortland Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Ray Winstone, William Hurt Written by: Eric Pearson, (story) Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson Running Time: 133 mins Cert: 12 Release date: 7th July 2021 It has been a long time coming, and I’m not talking about the original release of May 2020,…

Freaky

Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Emily Holder, Alan Ruck Written by: Christopher Landon and Michael Kennedy Running Time: 102 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 2nd July 2021 It is so hard to be original these days in the world of movie-making. Most people say that all stories have…

Fast and Furious 9

Director: Justin Lin Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Charlize Theron Written by: (also story) Justin Lin, Daniel Casey, (story) Alfredo Botello and (based on the characters created) Gary Scott Thompson Running Time: 145 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 24th June 2021 It was twenty years ago…

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Director: Patrick Hughes Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo Written by: Tom O’Connor, Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy Running Time: 100 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 14th June 2021 Last week, I reviewed “Nobody”, an action film full of inventiveness and wit, and it was hugely enjoyable,…

Nobody

Director: Ilya Naishuller Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd, Michael Ironside, RZA, Colin Salmon Written by: Derek Kolstad Running Time: 92 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th June 2021 This film has probably the most accurate tagline since “In space, no one can hear you scream!” The line is “Never underestimate a…

Promising Young Woman

Director: Emerald Fennell Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Laverne Cox, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge Written by: Emerald Fennell Running Time: 113 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 16th April 2021 One of the joys of cinema is that you can be watching a film, following the exploits of the characters within, never really knowing…