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…

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…

Fury

Director: David Ayer Starring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs Written by: David Ayer Running Time: 134 mins Cert: 15 Release date: 22nd October 2014 It’s not often that you leave a cinema completely shaken to your core but David Ayer’s brutal World War II drama set in a…

The Book Thief

Director: Brian Percival Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Neilsse, Nico Liersch, Roger Allam Written by: Michael Petroni and (based on his book) Markus Zusak Running Time: 131 mins Cert: 12A Release date: 14th February 2014 (London only) 26th February 2014 (General release) I have invested a great deal of time in The Book Thief….

The Monuments Men

Director: George Clooney Starring: George Clooney,  Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville Written by: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, (based on the book) Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter Running Time: 115 mins Cert: 12A Release Date: 14th February 2014 The Monuments Men has everything going for it:…

Emperor

Director: Peter Webber Starring: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Toshiyuki Nishida, Masayoshi Haneda Written by: Vera Blasi, David Klass and (based on the book by) Shiro Okamoto Running Time: 105 mins Cert: Release date: 4th October 2013 When dealing with history, the events after World War II seem less important than what happened during the war…