Diego Maradona

Director: Asif Kapadia Starring: Diego Armando Maradona, Claudia Villafane, Diego Maradona Jr, Cristiana Sinagra, Corrado Ferlaino, Maria Rosa Maradona Running Time: 130 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th June 2019 Back in 2015, director Asif Kapadia, gave us the brilliant documentary about the tragic life of Amy Winehouse, Amy, one of the best films this…

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….