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The Gentlemen (2020)

Duration 1h 53m Rating (UK) 18 Source of story A collection of scenes from other movies pretending to be an original screenplay. Director Guy Richie Writers/Script Guy Richie (Story Guy Richie, Ivan Atkinson, Marn Davies) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Tom Wu, Hugh Grant, Eddie Marsan, Samuel … Continue reading

Queen & Slim (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 12m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story An original screenplay, although linked by critics to Bonney and Clyde and Thelma and Louise (I favour the latter) Director First time director Melina Matsoukas Writers/Script Lena Waithe (story Lena Waithe, James Frey) Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeen Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Elevator Pitch: An uptight … Continue reading

Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A variety of DC comics featuring the character (it seems) Director Cathy Yan Writers/Script Christina Hodson Starring Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco Elevator Pitch: Harley Quinn, having been dumped by the Joker, must find a … Continue reading

Bombshell (2020 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Based on real events in Fox News over the duration of its existence. Director Jay Roach Writers/Script Charles Randolph Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Allison Janney, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Elevator Pitch: Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News, generally known for … Continue reading

Dark Waters (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 6m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The New York Times magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare” by Nathaniel Rich. Director Todd Haynes Writers/Script Mario Correa, Matthew Michael Carnahan Starring Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins. Bill Pullman, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Elevator Pitch: A backwoods farmer from West Virginia … Continue reading

1917 (2020)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 15 (R in USA) Source of story Inspired by stories told by the director’s grandfather Director Sam Mendes Writers/Script Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns Starring Dean-Charles Chapman, George MacKay, Dainel Mays, Colin Firth, Andrew Scott, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden, Elevator Pitch: Somewhere ahead of the front line a British … Continue reading

Richard Jewell (2020 in Spain)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story A Vanity Fair article “The Ballard of Richard Jewell” by Marie Brenner Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Billy Ray Starring Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Jon Hamm, Nina Arianda, Cathy Bates Elevator Pitch: A procedure obsessed would be law officer, Richard Jewell, working at security … Continue reading

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