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My Cousin Rachel

Year: 2017 Director: Roger Michell Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glenn, Holliday Grainger Written by Abbie Eales Roger Michell, probably best known as the director of Notting Hill, brings us this fresh take on Daphne Du Maurier’s dark thriller, ‘My Cousin Rachel’. A wealthy young man, Philip […]

Wilson

Year: 2017 Director: Craig Johnson Starring: Woody Harrelson, Sandy Oian-Thomas, Shaun Brown, Judy Greer, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Laura Dern Written by Charlotte Sometimes As a Londoner there is an innate social etiquette transcribed in my DNA that I follow unquestionably. It includes rules such as: no eye-contact when […]

The Mummy

Year: 2017 Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Starring: Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis Written by Rhys Bowen Jones 18 years after Brendan Fraser’s ‘The Mummy’ surprised us all by actually being good and fun, we have a re-imagining of ‘The Mummy’ as the first […]

Captain Underpants

Year: 2017 Director: David Soren Starring: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele Written by Dalton Brown Nostalgia. Nostalgia is why I wanted to see ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’. I didn’t go to laugh or anything. I went because my inner child consumed me, brainwashed […]

Wonder Woman

Year: 2017 Director: Patty Jenkins Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Lucy Davis Written by Fiona Underhill Usually I start a JumpCut review by discussing what drew me to the film and my expectations of it. However, there are two major […]

The Circle

Year: 2017 Director: James Ponsoldt Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane Written by Fiona Underhill I started seeing the trailers for this film what feels like months ago. It was heavily marketed here in the US – I saw the trailer […]

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Year: 2017 Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Aiden Gillen, Eric Bana Written by Rhys Bowen Jones When a film comes around with the budget of ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ – a budget said to be north of $150 million […]

Colossal

Year: 2017 Director: Nacho Vigalondo Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudekis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens Written by Sarah Buddery The current trend in film seems to be re-makes/re-boots/re-imaginings and endless, endless sequels for films that perhaps we may have cared about years ago, but now we […]

Baywatch

Year: 2017 Director: Seth Gordon Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass Written by Tom Sheffield Slow motion running? Check. Sexy lifeguards? Check. A soundtrack to rival ’22 Jump Street’? Check. I’ll hold my hands up and say that I […]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Year: 2017 Directors: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario Written by Tom Sheffield In 1967 a ride opened at Disneyland, California by the name of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, which was based around legendary pirates and pirate folklore. […]

Mindhorn

Year: 2017 Director: Sean Foley Starring: Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Kenneth Branagh, Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby Written by Tom Sheffield Through my teenage years I remember repeatedly watching ‘The Mighty Boosh’ after being introduced to it by a friend. It’s ridiculous humour and low-budget […]

The Handmaiden

Year: 2017 Director: Park Chan-wook Starring: Min-hee Kim, Tae-ri Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo, Hae-suk Kim, So-ri Moon Written by Sarah Buddery Rather ashamedly, ‘The Handmaiden’ marks my first foray into the world of Park Chan-wook so I have little to compare with his other directorial offerings, but […]