Tag: Politics

Midway (12A)

Director: Roland Emmerich Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Brennan Brown, Jun Kunimura, Etsushi Toyokawa, Geoffrey Blake and Peter Shinkoda ⭐⭐⭐ Roland Emmerich, World War II and the true account of one single day that turned the war in the Pacific. Combining these three things…

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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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Black and Blue (15)

Director: Deon Taylor Starring: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Nafessa Williams, Deneen Tyler and James Moses Black ⭐⭐⭐ Set in a predominantly African-American suburb of New Orleans, gangs control the neighbourhoods and the police won’t respond to 911 calls unless one of their own, a blue, is in trouble. Army veteran,…

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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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Knives Out (12A)

Director: Rian Johnson Starring: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Don Johnson, Noah Segan and Christopher Plummer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s the 85th birthday of hugely successful thriller author, Harlan Thromby (Plummer). Celebrating in his huge gothic mansion all sorts of colourful characters are in attendance, most…

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Le Mans ’66 (12A)

Director: James Mangold Starring: Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Josh Lucas, Ray McKinnon, Noah Jupe and Tracy Letts ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ With Ford Motor Company’s sales in decline, Henry Ford II (Letts) is determined to appeal to America’s younger generation by making his cars more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, Ford are…

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Gemini Man (12A)

Director: Ang Lee Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Douglas Hodge, Linda Emond, Ilia Volok and Ralph Brown ⭐⭐ Will Smith is Henry Brogan, an assassin with a very particular set of skills. After a job very nearly results in an innocent child being killed, he re-evaluates his life and decides…

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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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The Kitchen (15)

Director: Andrea Berloff Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Jeremy Bobb, Margo Martindale, Bill Camp and Common ⭐⭐ With all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, Etta James tells us that New York in 1978 is a man’s world as we’re quickly introduced to the three female leads.…

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