Category: Comedy

The Disaster Artist

Year: 2017 Directed by: James Franco Starring: James Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver, Zac Efron.  Written by Sarah Buddery The concept for ‘The Disaster Artist’ isn’t exactly the easiest to explain, especially to those with no prior knowledge of the source material […]

Suburbicon

Year: 2017 Directed by: George Clooney Starring: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe, Oscar Isaac Written by Tom Sheffield George Clooney returns to the director’s chair once again for a trip back to the 1950’s in ‘Suburbicon’, which was written by the Coen Brothers. With Matt Damon and […]

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, […]

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 […]

Paddington 2

Year: 2017 Director: Paul King Cast: Ben Whishaw Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton.  WRITTEN BY ABBIE EALES The 2014 ‘Paddington’ film took everyone by surprise. Having had to recast the voice of Paddington himself when Colin Firth […]

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 […]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Year: 2017 Director: Matthew Vaughn Starring: Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal Written by Rhys Bowen Jones ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ was released in what’s commonly known as “a movie dead zone”. February is typically home to sub-par horror films, […]