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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

The Dinner (2017)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Herman Koch Writers/Script Oren Moverman Additional Info The author of the book refused to go to the after priemer party because he thought that the film, the third to be made of the book, was easily the worst, and … Continue reading

Suburbicon (2017)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, George Clooney, Grant Heslov Additional Info This originally written by the Coens in 1986 shortly after “Blood Simple”, and steps taken to film it starring George Clooney in 2005. Director George Clooney Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Glenn … Continue reading

The Sense of an Ending (2017)

Duration 1h 48m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book of the same name by Julian Barnes Writers/Script Nick Payne Additional Info Tony in the book is supposed to be an unreliable narrator, virtually impossible to achieve on screen I think. Director Ritesh Batra Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery, Emily … Continue reading

The Bookshop (2017)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) Yet to get international release. Source of story A 1978 book by Penelope Fitzgerald (died in 2000) Writers/Script Isabel Coixet Additional Info Obviously for tax reasons the interiors filmed in Barcelona and the exteriors in Northern Ireland. Director Isabel Coixet Starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Hunter Tremayne, Frances Barber, James … Continue reading

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Duration 1h 54m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A book of the same name by Agatha Christie Writers/Script Michael Green Additional Info The story was filmed in 1974 and presented as a TV film in 2001 and 2010 Director Kenneth Branagh Starring Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, … Continue reading

A Ghost Story (2017)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writers/Script David Lowery Additional Info I saw this at a screen in Madrid in English with Spanish subtitles. While waiting outside I watched the other dozen or so people leave with bemused expressions on their faces. Director David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney … Continue reading

Logan Lucky (2017)

Duration 1h 58m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Rebecca Blunt Additional Info No-one has ever met Rebecca Blunt so those in the know think the script was written either by the director or his wife. Director Steven Soderbergh Starring Channing Tatum, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, … Continue reading

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Duration 2h 43m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story The first Blade Runner and the Phillip K Dick story “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. Writer/s Script Hampton Fancher, Michael Green Writer/s Story Hampton Fancher Director Denis Villeneuve Starring Ryan Gosling, Dave Bautista, Robin Wright, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Lennie James, Barkhad … Continue reading

IT (2017)

Duration 2h 15m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name Writer/s Script Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman Director Andy Muschietti Starring Bill Skarsgård and a load of kids we may never hear of again. Elevator Pitch Every 27 years a demon in the form of the … Continue reading

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