Category: 2017

Daddy’s Home 2

Year: 2017 Directed by: Sean Anders Starring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, John Cena Written by Tom Sheffield Another year, another sequel that we probably wouldn’t have missed if it was never made. Sean Anders returns to direct this festive sequel to the 2015 comedy, […]

Call Me By Your Name

Year: 2017 Directed by: Luca Guadagnino Starring: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg Written by Fiona Underhill I can’t promise that this is going to be my most coherent review, dear reader, because I’m still totally overwhelmed by the experience of watching this stunning film. Almost 24 hours later, […]

Lady Bird

Year: 2017 (UK: 2018) Directed by: Greta Gerwig Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges Written by Fiona Underhill Greta Gerwig is primarily known for her ‘auteur-muse’ relationship with director Noah Baumbach, which has produced such gems as ‘Frances Ha’, ‘Mistress America’ and ‘Greenberg’. I have also enjoyed […]

Justice League

Year: 2017 Directed by: Zack Snyder Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, J.K. Simmons, Diane Lane Written by Tom Sheffield Having thankfully managed to avoid spoilers, major plot points, and reading the opinions of film critics, I […]

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Year: 2017 Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic Written by Jessica Peña It’s not often enough a film will come around that will leave you in awe, laughing, cringing, and downright terrified. Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘The Killing of A […]

Murder on the Orient Express

Year: 2017 Director: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Odom Jr. Written by Jo Craig A packed Friday night screening jostling with curiosity from a varied audience sees Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s […]

Stronger

Year: 2017 Director: David Gordon Green Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson Written by Fiona Underhill To be honest, by far the main reason I went to see this film was the live Q&A afterwards with Jake Gyllenhaal. This film hadn’t massively appealed to me beforehand (apart from my […]

The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg

Year: 1964 Director: Jacques Demy Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel Written by Jakob Lewis Barnes There’s a long list of things I can thank my grandmother for; helping to give me a lovely childhood, being a calming and wise presence in my more difficult […]

Only The Brave

Year: 2017 Directed by: Joseph Kosinski Cast: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, James Badge Dale Written by Jessica Peña ‘Only the Brave’ is the biographical drama that tells the fateful true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a unit of trained wildfire control men […]