Bombshell

Director: Jay Roach Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Rob Delaney Written by: Charles Randolph Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 17th January 2020 At this time of year, we seem to get a collection of films based on real-life events. The…

Hotel Mumbai

Director: Anthony Maras Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Anupam Kher, Alex Pinder Written by: John Collee and Anthony Maras Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 27th September 2019 It is terribly hard to take events that happened in real life and place them on film without making…

Hustlers

Director: Lorene Scafaria Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Mercedes Ruehl, Cardi B, Lizzo Written by: Lorene Scafaria and (based on the magazine article) Jessica Pressler Running Time: 109 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 13th September 2019 How times have changed. It would be fair to say that if a…

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…