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Above the Shadows (2019)

Duration 1h 51m Rating (UK) 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Claudia Myers Writers/Script Claudia Myers Starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Megan Fox, Tito Ortiz, Taylor Selé, Elevator Pitch: Holly is the middle one of three children in an American New Engand family, and her mother’s favourite, but after her mother dies when … Continue reading

The Goldfinch (2019)

Duration 2h 29m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A very long book of the same name by Donna Tartt Director John Crowley Writers/Script Peter Straughan Starring Oakes Fegley, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Wilson, Sarah Paulson, Elevator Pitch: When a terrorist bomb goes off in the Metripolitan Museum of  Art Theo Decker … Continue reading

Ode to Joy (2019)

Duration 1h 37m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Apparently inspired by a story on WBEZ Chicago “This American Life”. Director Jason Winer Writers/Script Max Werner, Chris Higgins Starring Martin Freeman, Morena Baccarin, Jake Lacy, Melissa Rauch, Jane Curtin, Elevator Pitch: Charlie is a sufferer from cataplexy, which causes him to faint if he experiences … Continue reading

Freaks (2019)

Duration 1h 45m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein Writers/Script Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein Starring Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Lexy Kolker, Elevator Pitch: In a run down house a man lives with a seven year old girl, Chloe, who is being … Continue reading

Late Night (2019)

Duration 1h 42m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Nisha Ganatra Writers/Script Mindy Kaling Starring Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Paul Walter Hauser, Amy Ryan, Denis O’Hare Elevator Pitch: An English talk show host, Katherine Newbury is likely to be replaced due to the fact that … Continue reading

Escape Room (2019)

Duration 1h 39m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A not very original screenplay Director Adam Robitel Writers/Script Bragi F. Schut, Maria Melnik, Starring Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Deborah Ann Woll, Nik Dodani Elevator Pitch: A group of people, from a variety of backgrounds, are collected in what seems to be … Continue reading

Pet Sematary (2019)

Duration 1h 41m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A novel of the same name by Stephen King Director Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Writers/Script Jeff Buhler (story Matt Greenberg) Starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow, Jeté Laurence Elevator Pitch: A doctor, Louis, relocates to rural environment, going to live with his family, wife, daughter … Continue reading

My Favourite Films of 2019

FILM POSTER REMARKS Once Upon a Time in Hollywood I, like many others, am just a bit of a Tarantino fan. I have not liked everything he has done, but this film contains all he does best. My wife and I might have been just a bit influenced by the cinema; an open air screen … Continue reading

StarWars IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters, themes and galaxies of the previous eight films Director J.J.Abrams Writers/Script Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams (Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams) Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. … Continue reading

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The first movie and characters Director Jake kasdan Writers/Script Jake Kasdan, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg Starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Awkwafina, Kevin Hart, Danny DeVito, Nick Jonas, Rory McCann, Danny Glover, Elevator Pitch: The game is on again and the avatars Dr Smolder Bravestone, … Continue reading

Knives Out (2019)

Duration 2h 10m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director Rian Johnson Writers/Script Rian Johnson Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Tony Collett, Christopher Plummer, Riki Lindhome, Frank Oz, M. Emmet Walsh, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Elevator Pitch: The family Thrombey are gathered together at … Continue reading

The Irishman (2019)

Duration 3h 29m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A book called “I Heard You Paint Houses” purporting to tell the true story of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, but this disputed by others. Director Martin Scorsese Writers/Script Steven Zaillian Starring Robert De Nero, Al pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Stephen … Continue reading

Hustlers (2019)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A magazine article about real events by Jessica Pressler Director Lorene Scafaria Writers/Script Lorene Scafaria Starring Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl and a number of people who do not have real names. Elevator Pitch: A group of women who dance and provide other … Continue reading

Le Mans ’66 (2019)

Duration 2h 32m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story Based on real events Director James Mangold Writers/Script Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason Keller Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Noah Jupe, Tracy Letts, Elevator Pitch: When Henry Ford II tries to buy Ferrari and is instead insulted by Enzo he decides to take on … Continue reading

Shaun the Sheep 2: Farmageddon (2019)

Duration 1h 26m Rating (UK) U Source of story Screenplay using the characters and enviroment created by Aadman Director Will Becher, Richard Phelan Writers/Script Jon Brown, Mark Burton (Story Mark Burton, characters Nick Park) Starring Justin Fletcher Elevator Pitch: The sheep at Mossy Bottom Farm are attempting to entertain themselves and have ordered pizza, when … Continue reading

Terminator 6: Dark Fate (2019)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Said to follow on from Terminator 2: Judgement Day Director Tim Miller Writers/Script David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Billy Ray (Story James Cameron, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, David S. Goyer, Justin Rhodes Starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Parasite (2019)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay Director Bong Joon Ho Writers/Script Jin Won Han, Bong Joon Ho Starring Kang-ho Song, Yeo-eong Jo, So-dam Park Elevator Pitch: The son of a hard up Korean family living in a gritty basement, blags his way into the job of being an English … Continue reading

A Rainy Day in New York (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 32m Rating (UK) 7 (on IMDb) Source of story An original screenplay Director Woody Allen Writers/Script Woody Allen Starring Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Kelly Rohrbach, Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Liev Schreiber, Diego Luna, Elevator Pitch: Ashleigh, a college newspaper reporter has got an assignment to interview film director, Roland Pollard, in … Continue reading

Joker (2019)

Duration 2h 2m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Claimed to be a back story of the Joker of the Batman universe. Director Todd Phillips Writers/Script Todd Phillips, Scott Silver (And the creators of the Gotham character are credited) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Frances Conroy Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Amazing Grace (2019 in Spain)

Duration 1h 29m Rating (UK) U Source of story This is a documentary – really a film of the making of a film to accomoany the release of a 1972 LP Director Sydney Pollack Writers/Script NA Starring Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, the Southern California Community Choir, conductor Alexander Hamilton Elevator Pitch: Aretha Franklin, who had … Continue reading

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