The Big Sick

July 28th, 2017 by

Director: Michael Showalter Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano Certificate: 15A Running time: 122 minutes Release date: July 28th It’s uncommon for true stories to lend themselves to comedy. Terminal illness, issues of race and battles with corporations or the government  are more easily transposed to Oscar-winning dramas. Recently, Dunkirk reminded us […]


Captain Fantastic

September 9th, 2016 by

Director: Matt Ross Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George McKay, Samantha Isler and Frank Langella Certificate: 15a Running Time: 119 minutes Release Date: September 9th Captain Fantastic opens on shots of the woods. The first few sights we see are of American forestry and the fauna therein, and slowly, having been presented with all this beauty, we start […]


The BFG

July 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton,  Jermaine Clement, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall Certificate: PG Running Time: 117 minutes Release Date: July 22nd In some ways, the lives of Steven Spielberg and British children’s author Roald Dahl seem as if they were fated to intertwine. Dahl released his first book […]


Star Trek Beyond

July 21st, 2016 by

Director: Justin Lin Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba Certificate: 12a Running Time: 122 minutes Release Date: July 22nd For a franchise that has run for half a century and boasts one of the most rabid fanbases in the world, it’s fair to say that the […]


The Legend of Tarzan

July 8th, 2016 by

Director: David Yates Cast: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz Certificate: 12a Running Time: 110 minutes Release Date: July 8th There was a stage in the development of David Yates’ The Legend of Tarzan when reports rolled out that it was to be an interracial buddy chase movie starring Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. […]


Central Intelligence

July 1st, 2016 by

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Amy Ryan and Aaron Paul Certificate: 12a Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: July 1st Central Intelligence is the latest in a quickly expanding series of films that see Kevin Hart teamed up with someone reasonably comical so that he can talk about being black, be […]


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

June 3rd, 2016 by

Director: Dave Green Cast: Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, Sheamus and Will Arnett Certificate: 12a Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: June 3rd There is a sequence very early on in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, where Megan Fox as April O’Neil, undercover in a short blonde wig and glasses, professes […]


The Silent Storm

May 20th, 2016 by

Director: Corinna McFarlane Cast: Damian Lewis, Andrea Riseborough and Ross Anderson Certificate: 16 Running Time: 102 minutes Release Date: May 13th The Silent Storm is one of those films that defies description. To be truly enjoyed, it has to be experienced. Corinna McFarlane’s directorial debut stars Damian Lewis, normally highly entertaining to watch, and  Andrea Riseborough, […]


The Angry Birds Movie

May 16th, 2016 by

Director: Clay Kaytis and Feral Reilly Cast: Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride and Bill Hader Certificate: G Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: May 13th The Angry Birds Movie is going to be a punchline for a while. The relationship between film and video games has long been touch and go. Plagued with missteps and blatant […]


Our Kind of Traitor

May 12th, 2016 by

Director: Susanna White Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naoime Harris, Damien Lewis and Stellan Skarsgard Certificate: 15a Running Time: 108 minutes Release Date: May 13th Cinematic adaptations of John le Carré books are exciting. Usually not as prevalent as Stephen King, as high profile as JK Rowling, or as uniform as Tom Clancy, the infrequent adaptations we have […]


Demolition

April 28th, 2016 by

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Heather Lind and Chris Cooper Certificate: 15a Running Time: 101 minutes Release Date: April 29th Demolition has a certain rhythm to it. We meet Jake Gyllenhaal’s Davis Mitchell as he, slumped down in his seat, asks his wife if it’s okay to lower the orchestral music playing in […]


Anomalisa

March 11th, 2016 by

Directors: Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman Cast: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan Certificate: 15a Running Time: 89 minutes Release Date: March 11th For many people, a Pixar movie winning the Academy Award for Best Animated Picture is bittersweet. Their films are no doubt bright, emotional thrill rides, and from time to time they […]


Goosebumps

February 4th, 2016 by

Director: Rob Letterman Cast: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush Certificate: PG Running Time: 103 minutes Release Date: February 5th For a lot of people, growing up and Goosebumps happily went hand in hand. Whether it meant leaving the telly on after the shows for younger kids were over, or rummaging past the Harry […]


Sisters

December 15th, 2015 by

Director: Jason Moore Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, John Cena and James Brolin Certificate: 15a Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: December 11th Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are great. That is simple, whether they are separate or together. Fey has brought us 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and, lest we forget, Mean Girls. […]