The Aftermath

Director: James Kent Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgard, Jason Clarke, Martin Compston, Kate Phillips, Flora Thiemann, Jannik Schumann Written by: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel and (also based on the novel) Rhidian Brook Running Time: 108 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 1st March 2019 When you look at the poster for The Aftermath (see above), you…

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…

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Director: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Glen Powell, Jessica Brown Findley, Tom Courtney, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton, Katherine Parkinson Written by: Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, Don Roos, (based on the novel) Anne Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 20th April 2018 The nomination for the longest…

Journey’s End

Director: Saul Dibb Starring: Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones, Ava Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister, Miles Jupp, Theo Barklem-Biggs Written by: Simon Reade, (based on the novel) Vernon Bartlett and (based on the novel and play) R.C. Sherriff Running Time: 107 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 2nd February 2018 R.C. Sherriff’s acclaimed…

The Post

Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Matthew Rhys, Alison Brie Written by: Liz Hannah and Josh Singer Running Time: 116 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 19th January 2018 Hollywood is often criticised for either ignoring events current or jumping on them and overblowing…

Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott-Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane, Nicholas Jones, Samuel West Written by: Anthony McCarten Running Time: 125 mins Cert: PG Release date: 12th January 2018 The attention around this movie about the early days of Winston Churchill’s role as Prime Minister is mainly aimed at…

Dunkirk

Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, James D’Arcy Written by: Christopher Nolan Running Time: 106 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st July 2017 It is no surprise that when Christopher Nolan has a new film out, the cinematic world goes crazy. He is…

Their Finest

Director: Lone Scherfig Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Sterling, Richard E. Grant, Eddie Marsden, Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irons Written by: Gaby Chiappe and (based on the novel “Their Finest Hour and a Half”) Lissa Evans Running Time: 117 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 21st April 2017 During World…

Hacksaw Ridge

Director: Mel Gibson Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Luke Bracey. Written by: Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight Running Time: 139 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 27th January 2017 It’s been hailed as the big comeback of Mel Gibson, who, for the past few days, has been somewhat…

Allied

Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Lizzie Caplan, Simon McBurney, Matthew Goode. Written by Steven Knight Running Time: 124 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 25th November 2016 What more could film lovers want? A new Robert Zemeckis film with two screen presences who are both thrilling to watch, in a romantic…

Anthropid

Director: Sean Ellis Starring: Jamie Dorman, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Marcin Dorocinski, Alena Mihulová Written by: Sean Ellis and Anthony Frewin Running Time: 120 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 9th September 2016 Real life stories of extraordinary courage and heroism have always been and will probably always be, an obvious…

Warcraft: The Beginning

Director: Duncan Jones Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, Clancy Brown Written by: Duncan Jones and  Charles Leavitt (based on the Blizzard computer games, Warcraft) Running Time: 123 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 30th May 2016 Fantasy films and stories are something I find very hard to relate…