Category: 2017

The Death of Stalin

Year: 2017 Director: Armando Iannucci Starring: Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Paul Whitehouse, Andrea Riseborough, Rupert Friend, Paul Whitehouse, Jason Isaacs Written by Rhys Bowen Jones Armando Iannucci is arguably the world’s most famous Italian Scot. After finding success with British political send-up ‘The […]

Thor: Ragnarok

Year: 2017 Director: Taika Waititi Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo Written by Sarah Buddery The staggering achievement of Marvel Studios in creating a cohesive, overlapping, and constantly evolving cinematic universe is something which – pardon the […]

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Year: 2017 Directed by: Angela Robinson Cast: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton Written by Fiona Underhill To be honest, the title of this film almost put me off this film altogether and having seen it, I still think  the title is pretty awful. However, I’m glad I paid […]

You Were Never Really Here

Year: TBC, but likely 2018 Director: Lynne Ramsay Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette Written by Sarah Buddery After a Best Actor nomination for ‘Walk the Line’ (2005), followed by being shamefully overlooked for his gorgeously tender performance in 2013’s ‘Her’, Joaquin Phoenix couldn’t exactly […]

Loving Vincent

Year: 2017 Directed By: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk, Aidan Turner, Holly Earl Written by Tom Sheffield If you asked someone to name a famous painter off the top of their head, there’s  very high probability the name they’ll say is […]

Battle of the Sexes

Year: 2017 Directed By: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming Written by Fiona Underhill Co-directed by the ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ helmers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ has come out of the festival circuit […]

The Ritual

Year: 2017 Directed by: David Brückner Cast: Rafe Spall, Sam Troughton, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, Paul Reid Written by Jo Craig The Halloween film reel for 2017 has a diverse line-up for fright night enthusiasts as they countdown to the witching hour by entertaining a robust array of […]

The Mountain Between Us

Year: 2017 Directed By: Hany Abu-Assad Cast: Idris Elba, Kate Winselt, Beau Bridges Written by Fiona Underhill The trailer for this film looked cheesy and ridiculous and I had to wonder what two very fine English actors – Idris Elba and Academy Award Winner Kate Winslet – were thinking […]

The Snowman

Year: 2017 Directed by: Tomas Alfredson Cast: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, J.K. Simmons, Val Kilmer, Toby Jones Written by Corey Hughes After a 6-year directorial break since ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy‘ in 2011, Tomas Alfredson returns to the director seat for the woeful adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s […]