Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 20th, 2016 by

Director: Gareth Edwards Cast: Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed and Donnie Yen Certificate: 12a Running Time: 133 minutes Release Date: December 15th An inherent iciness hangs over each and every frame of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This is fine, for let us not pretend that this ‘saga’ is […]


Office Christmas Party

December 7th, 2016 by

Directors: Josh Gordon and Will Speck Cast: Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Jennifer Aniston Certificate: 16 Running time: 105 mins Release date: December 7th Search Party, a movie starring T.J. ‘I’m In Everything’ Miller that sat on the shelf for two years before a quiet release in America in May (it hit here a year […]


The Edge of Seventeen

December 1st, 2016 by

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Woody Harrelson Certificate: 15a Running Time: 99 minutes Release Date: 28th November There has been a sneaking suspicion in recent years that teen movies have been getting a little too grown up for their own good. Earnestness has been creeping in in place of awkwardness and […]


Allied

November 24th, 2016 by

Director: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Matthew Goode, Lizzy Caplan Certificate: 12a Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: November 25th Huh. For a film with such pre-loaded baggage, the last thing you’d expect it to be this forgettable. Even putting aside the on-set ‘did they/didn’t they?’ sexual antics, you can’t help […]


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

November 18th, 2016 by

Director: David Yates Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell Certificate: 12a Running time: 133 minutes Release Date: November 18th Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them looks the part but you can almost hear the grinding gears of a franchise-building machine as the action unfolds. The Marvelisation of […]


Arrival

November 10th, 2016 by

Director. Denis Villeneuve Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg Certificate: 12a Running Time: 116 minutes Release Date: November 10th ‘What is your purpose on earth?’ This is the central question to which linguistics professor Dr. Louise Banks (Adams) seeks an answer in Arrival, as addressed to a pair of alien beings, aboard one […]


The Accountant

November 1st, 2016 by

Director: Gavin O’Connor Cast: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, John Lithgow, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal Certificate: 15a  Running Time: 128 minutes Release Date: November 4th While perfectly serviceable and with stand-out moments of acting and directing, The Accountant‘s sole purpose seems to be to maintain and promote the questionable ‘Ben Affleck: Action Hero’ brand. The film […]


Doctor Strange

October 23rd, 2016 by

Director: Scott Derrickson Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor Certificate: 12a Running Time: 115 minutes Release Date: October 25th It’s right there in the title. Strange. This was Marvel’s chance to let loose and have a little fun by doing something a little different, but aside from some trippy […]


Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

October 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Edward Zwick Cast: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Patrick Heusinger, Danika Yarosh, Robert Knepper Certificate: 12a Running Time: 118 minutes Release Date: October 21st Jack Reacher was something of an anomaly, existing in the long forgotten midrange budget of yesteryear, that has been abandoned for the new economic framework stating that movies need to […]


Queen of Katwe

October 21st, 2016 by

Director: Mira Nair Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Madina Nalwanga Certificate: PG Running Time: 124 minutes Release Date: 21st October  Adapted from the non-fiction book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe tells the story of Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), a young girl from the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, who became a chess […]


Inferno

October 14th, 2016 by

Director: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen Certificate: 12a Running Time:  Release Date: October 14th In the never-ending quest to inject his series with enthralling mystery and forced action sequences, Ron Howard has managed to suck what remaining life his Dan Brown adaptations still possess, leaving Inferno to stand […]


Swiss Army Man

October 5th, 2016 by

Director: Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliff, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Certificate: Club Running Time: 97 minutes Release Date: September 30th Just as he’s about to kill himself, an overly-morose Paul Dano spots a corpse (Daniel Radcliffe) freshly washed up on the beach. He soon discovers that he can harness the power […]


Deepwater Horizon

September 29th, 2016 by

Director: Peter Berg Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson Certificate: 12A Running Time: 107 minutes Release Date: September 30th If anyone can turn a giant drilling rig into a jingoistic statement, it’s Peter Berg. The disappointment is that he doesn’t go there, but the surprise is that he does apply restraint, grounding […]


The Magnificent Seven

September 22nd, 2016 by

Director: Antoine Fuqua Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee Certificate: 12A Running Time: 132 minutes Release Date: September 23rd The Magnificent Seven is a fitting remake for the internet generation. It’s an easily-digestible romp that’s all style, fury and slick action. Yet no amount of bullets, bravado or brash machismo can […]