Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova, Freddie Gaminara, Laurence Spellman Written by: Lindsay Shapero Running Time: 101 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th April 2019 Back in the early 2000s, a pensioner was arrested for spying for the KGB. I remember it quite clearly…

The White Crow

Director: Ralph Fiennes Starring: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Louis Hofmann, Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin Written by: David Hare and (Inspired by her book: “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life”) Julie Kavanagh Running Time: 127 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd March 2019 There is no denying that Rudolf Nureyev is one…

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…

Fighting With My Family

Director: Stephen Merchant Starring: Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn, Jack Lowden, Julia Davis, Stephen Merchant Written by: Stephen Merchant Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 27th February 2019 The story goes that Dwayne Johnson while filming in London, was in his hotel room when he came across a…

On The Basis Of Sex

Director: Mimi Leder Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, Jack Reynor, Stephen Root, Chris Mulkey Written by Daniel Stiepleman Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 22nd February 2019 Last week saw the release of A Private War, the story of the powerful and influential war correspondent…

A Private War

Director: Matthew Heineman Starring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci, Faye Marsay, Greg Wise, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Fady Elsayed Written by: Arash Amel and (based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War”) Marie Brenner Running Time: 110 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 15th February 2019 Marie Colvin was a prominent and important…

Instant Family

Director: Sean Anders Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty Written by: Sean Anders and John Morris Running Time: 118 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th February 2019 There aren’t that many movies about foster care, so Instant Family has to be commended…

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Director: Marielle Heller Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky, Jane Curtain, Stephen Spinella, Christian Navarro Written by: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st February 2019 One of the joys of watching films is finding out about stories that you may never know…

Green Book

Director: Peter Farrelly Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, P.J. Byrne Written by: Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th January 2019 You can always tell it’s awards seasons, as the film companies release their “issues” films, movies…

Beautiful Boy

Director: Felix van Groeningen Starring: Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull, Kaitlyn Dever, Stefanie Scott Written by: Felix van Groeningen, Luke Davies, (based on the book “Beautiful Boy”) David Sheff and (based on the book “Tweak”) Nic Sheff Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 18th January 2019…

Stan and Ollie

Director: Jon S. Baird Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Nina Arlanda, Rufus Jones, Danny Huston, Susy Kane, Roger Ringrose Written by: Jeff Pope Running Time: 97 mins Cert: PG Release date: 11th January 2019 There is no denying that Laurel and Hardy were the greatest comedy double act that Hollywood ever produced….

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…