Logan Lucky

Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig Director: Steven Soderbergh Running Time: 119 mins Synopsis: After being let go from his job West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan (Tatum) decides to steal from his former employers. Enlisting the help of his one armed brother (Driver) and sister Mellie (Riley Keough), they come up with a…

Patti Cake$

Starring: Danielle MacDonald, Bridget Everett, Mamoudou Athie Director: Geremy Jaspar Running Time: 109 mins Synopsis: Patricia Dombrowski (MacDonald) dreams of escaping her tough New Jersey neighbourhood through her rap persona Patti Cake$. Help is on hand from her uncouth grandmother, her best friend and a mysterious musician. But haters (including her own mum), economic woes…

An open letter to…

Dear Cinema, I’m writing this letter to all of you who run cinemas, the Odeons, the Cineworlds, the Picturehouses, the ones who hold the key to the darkness that so enraptures us film addicts. I am writing to challenge what is becoming a prevalent issue within the very fabric of cinema enjoyment. I’m sure you…

The Dark Tower

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Director: Nikolaj Arcel Running Time: 94 mins Synopsis: Young Jake (Taylor) finds himself having repeated nightmares about a mysterious world, in which a lone Gunslinger (Elba) and the evil Man in Black (McConaughey) are locked in a endless fight over the titular Tower. When the battle crosses over…

A Ghost Story

Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Someone else in a sheet Director: David Lowery Running Time: 94 mins Synopsis: Loving couple C and M (Affleck and Mara) spend their days creating music, doing up their rural house and feeling puzzled at the mysterious sounds they hear at night. Tragically C is killed in a car accident,…

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek Director: Patrick Hughes Running Time: 117 mins Synopsis: Darius Kincaid (Jackson) the world’s top hitman, has been captured by Interpol. However when he makes it known he has important information that’ll help bring down notorious dictator Dukhovich (Oldman), he is sent to testify at the The Hague….

Annabelle: Creation

Starring: Miranda Otto, Anthony LaPaglia, Talitha Bateman Director: David F Sandberg Running Time: 109 mins Synopsis: Introduced in The Conjuring, before featuring in her own standalone film, creepy doll Annabelle now gets an origin story. Several years after losing their daughter in a tragic accident, toy maker Sam Mullins (LaPaglia) and his wife Esther (Otto)…

Atomic Blonde

Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella Director: David Leitch Running Time: 115 mins Synopsis: 1989, Berlin. The Wall still stands but things are changing. Into these final days of chaos prior to the Wall falling, Mi6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is tasked with hunting down a stolen list detailing hundreds of undercover agents. Facing…

Detroit

Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie Director: Kathryn Bigelow Running Time: 143 mins Synopsis: It is the summer of 1967, racial tensions are at an all time high in the city of Detroit. After police break up an illicit speakeasy populated by black folk, the city erupts into large scale rioting. 2 days later,…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Starring: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen Director: Luc Besson Running Time: 137 mins Synopsis: In the 28th Century federation agents Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are on a confidential mission to retrieve a mysterious object. This mission takes them to the city Alpha, a mega structure made up of a thousand species from around…