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Hostiles (2017)

Duration 2h 14m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Scott Cooper Writers/Script Scott Cooper from a manuscript by Donald E. Stewart Starring Rosamund Pike, Christian Bale, Jeese Plemons, Timothee Chalamet, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster Elevator Pitch: In 1892 a veteran cavalry officer is given the task of escorting a Cheyenne chief … Continue reading

Life (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay, but said by many to have its origins in Alien. Director Daniel Espinosa Writers/Script Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ariyon Bakare Elevator Pitch: After soil samples from Mars have been recovered from a probe at … Continue reading

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Duration 1h 55m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on a graphic novel “The Coldest City” written by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart. Director David Leitch Writers/Script Kurt Johnstad Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård Elevator Pitch: In the days before … Continue reading

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Duration 1h 47m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Japanese film from 2004 and a manga comic Director Rupert Sanders Writers/Script Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger (The manga comic by Shirow Masamune) Starring Scarlett Johansson, Philou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt Elevator Pitch: In a world were people are able to … Continue reading

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Elevator Pitch. In what seems to be an alternative reality, John Wick, the super assassin is attempting to retire, but is required by the head of an Italian crime sindicate as a result of a blood debt, to eliminate the man’s sister for his own advancement. Despite insurmountable difficulties Wick carries out the task, but … Continue reading

The Children Act (2018 in Spain)

Elevator Pitch A family court judge with a heavy workload is faced difficulties in her marriage to an academic who is frustrated by her lack of interest in their relationship. One of the cases on which she must rule is that of a 17 year old boy with leukemia who is refusing a blood transfusion … Continue reading

Madame (2017)

Elevator Pitch. Bob and Anne are a rich American couple at least temporarily living in a luxury residence in Paris. Anne is Bob’s second wife, but their marriage seems to have hit a rocky patch and both are looking round for excitement. In addition Bob is selling a valuable painting to overcome a temporary financial … Continue reading

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Peter Turner Writers/Script Matt Greenhalgh Additional Info The book was first optioned many years ago and is only the third non-Bond film made by Eon Productions. It bombed at the box office, but I expect they can afford it. … Continue reading

Lady Bird (2017)

Duration 1h 34m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Greta Gerwig Additional Info This film was nominated for numerous awards including five Oscars. I am very pleased for Laurie Metcalf who, at the age of 62, has won a number of “Best Suporting Actress” awards. I have been a fan of … Continue reading

My 10 Favourite Films of 2017

Below is a list of the films I liked best of the 38 I saw in the cinema in 2017: Dunkirk In the summer of 1940 the British expeditionary force is boxed in on the beach at Dunkirk by a superior German army. There are a limited number of military vessels available to evacuate them … Continue reading

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Duration 1h 44m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Real events which resulted in a book : “The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made” by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell Writers/Script Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber Additional Info The film has been shown for the last 15 years … Continue reading

Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Star Wars VII – a direct continuation of the last story. Writers/Script Rian Johnson Additional Info Carrie Fisher died while the fim was in post production and it is dedicated to her. Princes William and Harry donned stormtrooper suits and were in a set, but we … Continue reading

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