Project Type: Biopic

Churchill

Year: 2017 Director: Jonathan Teplitzky Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell Written by Tom Sheffield Often referred to as “the greatest Briton ever”, it’s no surprise that there have already been a number of films and documentaries centred around the life of Winston Churchill, with […]

The Founder

Year: 2017 Director: John Lee Hancock Starring: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Caroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern Written by Tom Sheffield McDonald’s can be found in 118 countries across the globe, with 36,615 restaurants currently in operation. But did you ever wonder just how the […]

Jackie

Year: 2017 Director: Pablo Larraín Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, Richard E. Grant Written by Tom Sheffield One thing that has really been grinding my gears over the awards season this year is the fact that over half of the films that have been getting all […]

Born To Be Blue

Year: 2015 Director: Robert Budreau Starring: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie Written by Rhys Wortham Usually I avoid all things that say “Based on a True Story”, because in my opinion, 90% of the time they’re devoid of anything “true” in favour of an over-dramatised telling […]

Loving

Year: 2016 Director: Jeff Nichols Starring: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton Written by Andrew Garrison I was excited for ‘Loving’, having first been introduced to writer and director Jeff Nichols with the movie ‘Mud’ starring Matthew McConaughey, a film which is a modern dramatic masterpiece. Earlier this […]

Bleed for This

Year: 2016 Director: Ben Younger Starring: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal Written by Tom Sheffield I know I normally moan about the amount of times I see the same trailer in front of a film at the cinema, but the ‘Bleed for This’ trailer was always one […]

Sully

Year: 2016 Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney Written by Fiona Underhill It felt appropriate that the first film I saw at the cinema after moving from the UK to the US was a real-life story of an all-American hero, starring the all-American film […]

The Birth of a Nation

Year: 2016 Director: Nate Parker Starring: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Colman Domingo, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union Written by Gillian Finklea ‘The Birth of a Nation’ has been the center of many controversies during it’s short tenure; it has reclaimed the title of an earlier […]

War Dogs

Year: 2016 Director: Todd Phillips Starring: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller Written by Tom Sheffield If there was one thing I could guarantee I would see during my numerous visits to the cinema over the summer, it was the trailer for ‘War Dogs’ before the film I was about to […]

Anthropoid

Year: 2016 Director: Sean Ellis Starring: Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan Written by Fiona Underhill There is a memorial in my local park (Jephson’s Gardens, Leamington Spa) in the shape of a parachute, with seven Czech names on it. It commemorates the parachutists, who were based in Leamington during […]

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Year: 2016 Director(s): Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeeman Written by Rhys Bowen Jones Going into ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew it was billed as a comedy-drama, and from experience, you can’t really go wrong with […]

The People vs O.J. Simpson

Year: 2016 Creator(s): Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski Starring: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, John Travolta Written by Fiona Underhill I wasn’t even going to watch this series – my friends saw the first couple of episodes before I did […]