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My top 10 movies of 2019

Of the films I’ve watched this year (sadly missed out on many including Little Women and Hustlers), here’s my top 10. 10. Stan & Ollie (PG) Handled with sensitivity and care by director Jon S. Baird and performed with skill and astonishing attention to detail by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie is a fitting…

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The Aeronauts (PG)

Director: Tom Harper Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Phoebe Fox, Anne Reid, Tim McInnerny, Vincent Perez, Robert Glenister and Tom Courtenay ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Inspired by real events, director Tom Harper brings a big balloon to the big screen and combines fact with fiction to dizzying effect in The Aeronauts, a perilous survival adventure set…

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The Addams Family (PG)

Directors: Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Snoop Dogg, Bette Midler and Allison Janney ⭐⭐⭐ The Addams Family are just over 80 years old and with a colourful array of characters, and their quirky love of the macabre, are well and truly established as…

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Judy (12A)

Director: Rupert Goold Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Bella Ramsey, Andy Nyman, Daniel Cerqueira, Royce Pierreson, Darci Shaw and Michael Gambon ⭐⭐⭐⭐ By the late 1960s, Hollywood had virtually shunned former starlet, Judy Garland (Zellweger). Having earned a reputation as being unreliable and unpredictable, her debts were spiralling out…

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Joker (15)

Director: Todd Phillips  Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Brian Tyree Henry, Bill Camp and Marc Maron ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Director Todd Philips, probably best known as the man in charge of The Hangover trilogy, brings a prequel, or origins story, all about Batman’s greatest nemesis, Joker. A stand-alone film away…

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Ready or Not (18)

Directors: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell, Melanie Scrofano, Kristian Bruun, Nicky Guadagni, Elyse Levesque and John Ralston ⭐⭐⭐⭐ On the day of her wedding to Alex (O’Brien), Grace (Weaving) is given the opportunity to walk away from her intimidating family-to-be. She doesn’t. And why…

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Ad Astra (12A)

Director: James Gray Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Set in the near future, in a world that isn’t too hard to imagine, tourist trips to the Moon, courtesy of Virgin Galactic of course, are an everyday occurrence and transport you to a whole new world. Granted,…

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Night Hunter (15)

Director: David Raymond Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Alexandra Daddario, Brendan Fletcher, Nathan Fillion, Eliana Jones and Stanley Tucci ⭐⭐⭐ Seasoned cop, Marshall (Cavill) is on the hunt for a serial killer suspected to be involved with the disappearance of dozens of young girls. His investigation leads him to enlist the help of recently retired…

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