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 […]


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

April 28th, 2017 by

Director: James Gunn Cast: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Kurt Russell,  Zoe Saldana Running time: 136 minutes Certificate: 12A Release date: April 28th Guardians of the Galaxy was, to put it mildly, an unexpected hit. Director James Gunn took one of the more obscure stories from the Marvel Comics and […]


Their Finest

April 21st, 2017 by

Director: Lone Scherfig Cast: Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant, Jake Lacy, Bill Nighy, Rachael Sterling Runtime: 116 minutes Certificate: 12A Release date: April 21st Never underestimate a woman’s touch. While Calamity Jane was overtly referring to household chores when she sang this (though, a more subversive message is really not hard to derive from […]


The Sense of an Ending

April 14th, 2017 by

Director: Ritesh Batra Cast: Jim Broadbent, Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Mortimer, Harriet Walter Certificate: 15A Running Time: 108 minutes Release date: April 14th ‘History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation.’ So goes a summation of the past by precocious teenager Adrian Finn (Joe Alwyn) […]


Neruda

April 7th, 2017 by

Director: Pablo Larraín Cast: Gael Garcia Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Diego Muñoz Certificate: 15A Running time: 107 minutes Release date: April 7th No other genre in recent years has mass-produced such a large number of bland, forgettable films than that of the biopic. These films have, by and large, only served a single purpose […]


Ghost in the Shell (2017)

March 31st, 2017 by

Director: Rupert Sanders Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Juliette Binoche, Rila Fukushima, Takeshi Kitano Certificate: 15A Running Time: 108 minutes Release Date: 31st March Set in the near future, Scarlett Johansson is Major; a human rescued from a terrible crash who has been enhanced into the perfect super soldier. Along with her partner Batou (Pilou […]


Life (2017)

March 24th, 2017 by

Director. Daniel Espinosa Cast: ​ Jake Gyllenhaal; Rebecca Ferguson; Arion Bakare; Ryan Reynolds; Hiroyuki Sanada Certificate: 15A Running Time: 103 minutes Release Date: March 24th Life: There are occasional moments of profound beauty and sadness, and desperate fights through crisis, as well as periods of mediocre inactivity. If you’re lucky, you’ll find someone you care about to […]


The Lost City of Z

March 24th, 2017 by

Director: James Gray Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland Certificate: 15A Running Time: 141 minutes Release Date: March 24 Gray by name and so often grey by nature; the work of this particular director is usually confined to dimly-lit rooms, tense conversations and the capabilities of one Joaquin Phoenix. Finally forced, admirably […]


Get Out

March 16th, 2017 by

Director: Jordan Peele Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford Certificate: 15A Running Time: 104 minutes Release Date: March 17 In horror, ‘the reveal’ is of paramount importance. In horror, the only black character of note (traditionally male) is the first to go. In horror, truly effective horror, humour has little to no […]


Logan

March 1st, 2017 by

Director: James Mangold Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen Certificate: 16 Running Time: 137 minutes Release Date: March 1st You watch the trailer as the old familiar sting comes into play. The knee-jerk reaction is to roll the eyes and mutter wearily. Really? Johnny Cash’s version of ‘Hurt’, really? I […]