A United Kingdom

Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport Director: Amma Asante Running Time: 111 mins Synopsis: In the 1940s the king in waiting of Botswana Prince Seretse (Oyelowo) meets and falls in love with Ruth (Pike), a white typist, whilst being educated in London. Shocking the world when they elope, causing friction between his people, her…

Moana

Starring (Voices): Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho, Alan Tudyk Directors: John Musker, Ron Clements Running Time: 113 mins Synopsis: Adventurous teenager Moana sets out on a journey in search of an ancient item that could save her people. Along the way she meets demigod Maui (Johnson) and together they embark on a perilous voyage across the…

Films to see: December!!

Well here it is the final month in possibly the shittiest year known to man. With Donald Trump, the Brexit catastrophe, the endless rise of hatred and stupidity and the seemingly never ending wave of big name celebrity deaths (NO not Professor Snape!!) 2016 can, in the words of John Oliver, go fuck itself. But…

Bad Santa 2

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Christina Hendricks Director: Mark Waters Running Time: 92 mins Synopsis: Washed up and drinking himself into oblivion, Willie Sokes (Thornton) decides to end it all one Christmas, but just as he tries his former partner Marcus (Tony Cox) re-emerges offering the chance of one final safe cracking job. The…

Allied

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris Director: Robert Zemeckis Running Time: 124 mins Synopsis: In 1942 Casablanca, American spy Max Vatan (Pitt) joins up with Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) to assassinate a prolific Nazi general. Pretending to be husband and wife gives way to real romance, but on their return to London to…

Scorsese returns with Silence!!

A story that had taken him 30 years to get to the screen, not to mention 15 months in post production, it felt very much like we would never see Scorsese’s tale of 13th Century Jesuit priests searching Feudal Japan for a fellow priest. Rumours abound of 4 hr cuts and director perfectionism gone to…

Movie Shots: Down in One!!

A slight delay to this weeks Movie Shots due to work commitments, but there has been some big stuff going down. New trailers for 2017s biggest (and in Kong’s case literally so) films landed, and Fantastic Beasts struck gold at the box office! Let’s take a look at the stories that matter, no Trump misery…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler Director: David Yates Running Time: 133 mins Synopsis: In 1926 New York City, a young magizoologist by the name of Newt Scamander (Redmayne) arrives with a case full of magical creatures. After a suitcase mix up some of his creatures are unleashed causing mayhem for him and the…

American Pastoral

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning Director: Ewan McGregor Running Time: 108 mins Synopsis: Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov (McGregor) is a once well renowned high school athlete, now a successful businessman married to a former beauty queen (Connelly). As they attempt to raise their daughter (Fanning) it becomes evident that she is becoming increasingly troubled….

I, Daniel Blake

Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Natalie Ann Jamieson Director: Ken Loach Running Time: 100 mins Synopsis: After being told not to work due to a heart attack, carpenter Daniel Blake (Johns) attempts to find financial support from the welfare state but finds repeated bureaucratic barriers. He meets a struggling single mother (Squires) and together they face…