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 […]


47 Metres Down

July 27th, 2017 by

Director: Johannes Roberts Cast: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine. Certificate: 15A Running Time: 89 minutes Release Date: 26th July There is an opening sequence synonymous with shark films – an underwater shot looking up at a figure swimming/floating on the surface. 47 Metres Down opens in this traditional way, featuring a figure floating on […]


Dunkirk

July 21st, 2017 by

Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles Certificate: 12A Running time: 106 minutes Release date: July 21 There are some films that demand to be seen in a cinema. Dunkirk is one of them. Director Christopher Nolan weaves together three narratives surrounding the rescue of British […]


Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7th, 2017 by

Director: Jon Watts Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Keaton Certificate: 12A Running Time: 133 minutes Release Date: July 7 The real hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming is whoever stood up in a boardroom meeting, slammed their fist on a huge ornate table and bellowed to the heavens, “NO MORE ORIGIN STORIES!” […]


The House

June 30th, 2017 by

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Alison Tolman Release Date: 30th June Running time: 88 minutes Certificate: 15A Casting beloved SNL alums Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as co-leads in a comedy seems like a sure bet. But the latest film from the creators of Bad Neighbours belies the idiom that The […]


Baby Driver

June 29th, 2017 by

Director: Edgar Wright Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Eiza González Certificate: 15A Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: June 28 Passion projects are a funny thing. It is often fascinating to witness the trajectory of such cases, from the kernel of an idea to potential development hell to glorious […]


Transformers: The Last Knight

June 23rd, 2017 by

Director: Michael Bay Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner Certificate: 12A Running Time: 150 minutes Release Date: June 23   There is a reason why the majority of the promotional trailers for Transformers: The Last Knight did not focus on the plot of the film – there is a complete […]


The Mummy (2017)

June 9th, 2017 by

Director: Alex Kurtzman Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Russell Crowe Certificate: 15A Running Time: 110 minutes Release Date: June 9 Tom Cruise is our last great movie star. The case is there to be made that he’s also a terrifically underrated actor, but you understand why such an argument, and indeed, […]


Baywatch (2017)

May 30th, 2017 by

Director: Seth Gordon Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron,  Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Rob Huebel Certificate: 15A Running Time: 116 minutes Release Date: May 26 Baywatch tells the story of a tight-knit group of lifeguards, aptly titled ‘Baywatch’ – loosely inspired by a tv show from the 90s that was equally as unimpressive. Head lifeguard (which is apparently […]


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

May 19th, 2017 by

Director: Guy Ritchie Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Honsou, Eric Bana Certificate: 12A Running Time: 126 minutes Release Date: May 19 Sigh. Can we stop straining to construct multi-stranded cinematic universes and return to the business of concentrating on making a good film? Is that really beyond us at this point? The […]


Alien: Covenant

May 12th, 2017 by

Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride Certificate: 16 Running Time: 122 minutes Release Date: May 12   Demystification is its own unique art form, even if it isn’t an especially enjoyable one. Less is so often more, particularly where movie boogeymen are concerned. Michael Myers, Leatherface, Pinhead, Freddy Kruger […]


Miss Sloane

May 12th, 2017 by

Director: John Madden Cast: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugo Mbatha-Raw, Christine Baranski, Jake Lacy Certificate: 15A Running Time: 132 minutes Release Date: May 12th The first image we see in Miss Sloane is of the titular character (Jessica Chastain) talking directly to camera, explaining the necessary skills it takes to become a successful lobbyist. It […]


Mindhorn

May 5th, 2017 by

Director: Sean Foley Cast: Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough, Russell Tovey, Harriet Walter Running Time: 89 minutes Certificate: 15A Release Date: May 5th Mindhorn opens with a behind the scenes documentary on the set of the fictional series of the same name, featuring Detective Mindhorn, a detective that has a robotic eye fitted that allows him […]


Sleepless

May 5th, 2017 by

Director: Baran bo Odar Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, Dermot Mulroney, David Harbour Certificate: 15A Running Time: 95 minutes Release Date: May 5 Sleepless Night is a frenetic and well-executed French/Belgian/Luxembourgian thriller from 2011 where increasing tension and intriguing characters collide over one wildly dangerous evening. Sleepless is a listless American re-tread in which […]