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The Night Clerk (2020)

Duration 1h 30m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 12 Source of story An original screenplay Director Michael Cristofer Writers/Script Michael Cristofer Starring Tye Sheridan, Ana de Armas, Helen Hunt, John Leguizamo, Ratings IMDb: 5.6/10 by 16,247 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 36% by 45 reviewers. Review2view: 4/10. Summary: Bart Bromley is a young man in the … Continue reading

Glass Onion (2022)

Duration 2h 20m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12 Source of story An original screenplay in the way of Knives Out, the director’s previous outing. Director Rian Johnson Writers/Script Rian Johnson Starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Ethan Hawke, Hugh Grant, Janelle Monae, Lesley Odom Jr. Madelyn Cline, some … Continue reading

The Chamber (1996)

Duration 1h 53m Ratings UK: 12, USA: R, Spain: 18 Source of story A book of the same name by John Grisham Director James Foley Writers/Script William Goldman, Phil Alden Robinson Starring Chris O’Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Ratings IMDb: 6.0/10 by 15,477 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 15% by 26 reviewers. Review2view: Unfortunately yet another … Continue reading

High Crimes (2002)

Duration 1h 55m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 15, Source of story A book of the same name by Joseph Finder Director Carl Franklin Writers/Script Yuri Zeltser, grace Cary Bickley Starring Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Michael Shannon, Ratings IMDb: 6.3/10 by 43,848 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 31% by 133 … Continue reading

Amsterdam (2022)

Duration 2h 14m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story Based on a 1933 US big business conspiracy to replace the president with an army general in a Nazi related coupe. Director David O. Russell Writers/Script David O. Russell Starring Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris … Continue reading

The Philosophers: After the Dark (2013)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings  UK: 15, USA: R, Spain 16, Source of story An original screenplay Director John Huddles Writers/Script John Huddles Starring James D’Arcy, Sophie Lowe, Freddie Stroma and 18 other young people I had never heard of. Ratings IMDb: 5.6/10 by 22,555 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 71% by 14 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Summary: It is … Continue reading

Heat (1995)

Duration 2h 50m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story Based on a real detective/bank robber relationship in the 1960s, which resulted in a terminal shoot-out. Director Michael Mann Writers/Script Michael Mann Starring Al Pacino, Robert De Nero, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd, Ted Levine, Dennis Haysbert, … Continue reading

Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Delia Owens Director Olivia Newman Writers/Script Lucy Alibar Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, David Strathairn, Michael Hyatt, Sterling Macer Jr, Garret Dillahunt,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 36,586 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Anna Karenina (2012)

Duration 2h 9m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: R, Denmark: 11  Source of story A book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy Director Joe Wright Writers/Script Tom Stoppard Starring Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Olivia Williams, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Holliday Grainger, Ruth Wilson, Emily Watson, Michelle Dockery, Bill Skarsgård, … Continue reading

Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Duration 2h 2m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story This film continues the story of the leading characters from the first film of the name. Director Stefano Sollima Writers/Script Taylor Sheridan Starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Catherine Keener, Matthew Modine, Shea Wigham, Elijah Rodriguuez, Jeffrey Donovan Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

The Weatherman (2005)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15,  Source of story An original screenplay Director Gore Verbinski Writers/Script Steve Conrad Starring Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Hope Davis, Gemmemme de la Pena, Nicholas Hoult,  Ratings IMDb: 6.6/10 by 80,517 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 59% by 136 reviewers. Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: David Spritz is a weatherman … Continue reading

The Forgiven (2021)

Duration 1h 57m Ratings UK: Not released, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story A 2012 novel of the same name by Lawrence Osborne Director John Michael McDonagh Writers/Script John Michael McDonagh Starring Jessica Chastain, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Caleb Landry Jones, Alex Jennings, Said Taghmaoul,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 2110 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 66% bby … Continue reading

Black and Blue (2019)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script Peter A. Dowling Starring Naomi Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, James Moses Black,  Ratings IMDb: 6.4/10 by 23,061 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 95 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10 Elevator Pitch: Alicia West is a … Continue reading

Fatale (2020)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 13  Source of story An original screenplay, possibly related to “Strangers on a Train”. Director Deon Taylor Writers/Script David Loughery Starring Hilary Swank, Michael Ealy, Mike Colter, Damaris Lewis, Tyrin Turner Ratings IMDb: 5.4/10 by 9,976 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 45% by 67 reviewers. Review2view: 6/10.  Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Suddenly Last Summer (1959)

Duration 1h 54m Ratings UK: X, USA: Approved, Spain: 18 (all original ratings)  Source of story A short play of the same name by Tennessee Williams Director Joseph L. Mankiewics Writers/Script Gore Vidal Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn,  Montgomery Clift, Eddie Fisher, Gore Vidal Ratings IMDb: 7.5/10 by 15,649 people .  Rotten Tomatoes: ?. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator … Continue reading

The Calling (2014)

Duration 1h 48m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story A book of the same name written by Michael Redhill Director Jason Stone Writers/Script Scott Abramovitch Starring Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Heyerdahl Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 8585 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 52% by 46 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10. … Continue reading

Elvis (2022)

Duration 2h 39m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG, Denmark  Source of story The life of Elvis Presley and his complex relationship with Col Tom Parker Director Baz Lurhmann Writers/Script Baz Lurhmann, Sam Bromell, Craig Pearce, Jeremy Doner Starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Alton Mason,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Dragged Across Concrete (2018)

Duration 2h 38m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Brazil: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director S. Craig Zahler Writers/Script S. Craig Zahler Starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Thomas Kretschmann, Jeniffer Carpenter, Don Johnson,  Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 45,526 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 76% by 148 reviewers. Review2view 7.5/10 by one person. Elevator Pitch: … Continue reading

Wild Orchid (1989)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Zalman King,  Writers/Script Patricia Louisianna Kmnop, Zalman King Starring Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna, Bruce Greenwood,  Ratings IMDb: 4.5/10 by 12,184 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 10% by 30 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: Emily Reed is a … Continue reading

Point Blank (1967)

Duration 1h 32m Ratings UK: 18, USA: Not Rated, Spain: 13  Source of story Based on the book “Hunter” by Donald E. Westlake. Director John Boorman Writers/Script Alexander Jacobs, David Newhouse, Rafe Newhouse Starring Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, KeenanWynn, Carroll O’Connor, Lloyd Bochner, John Vernon, Sharon Acker, James Sikking,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 20,956 people … Continue reading

Top Gun Maverick (2022)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: !2A, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 11  Source of story The characters created by Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr Director Joseph Kosinski Writers/Script Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christoher McQuarrie Starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Ed Harris, Charles Parnell,  Ratings IMDb: 8.6/10 by 132,147 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Sundown (2022 in Spain)

Duration 1h 22m Ratings USA: R, Spain: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Michel Franco Writers/Script Michel Franco Starring Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Iazua Larios, Henry Goodman, Sam Bottomley,  Ratings IMDb: 6.5/10 by 2111 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 76% by 111 reviewers. Review2view: 5/10. Elevator Pitch: Neil and Alice Bennet are (I’m going to start … Continue reading

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Duration 2h 27m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15 Source of story A screenplay developed from a pilot which was intended to result in a TV series, but which was turned down. Director David Lynch Writers/Script David Lynch Starring Naomi Watts, Laura Herring, Robert Forster, Ann  Miller, Justin Theroux,  Ratings IMDb: 7.9/10 by 348,477 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

The Outfit (2022)

Duration 1h 45m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 16  Source of story An original screenplay Director Graham Moore Writers/Script Johnathan McClain, Graham Moore Starring Zoey Deutch, Dylan O’Bien, Johnny Flynn,  Mark Rylance, Simon Russell Beale, Nikki Amuka-Bird,  Ratings IMDb: 7.1/10 by 20,808 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 85% by 149 reviewers. Review2view: 7.8/10 Elevator Pitch: Leonard Burling is … Continue reading

Brooklyn’s Finest (2009)

Duration 2h 12m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, France: 12  Source of story An original screenplay Director Antione Fuqua Writers/Script Michael C. Martin Starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes, Shannon Kane, Ellen Barkin, Vincent D’Onofrio,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10.  Rotten Tomatoes: 44% by 151 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10 Elevator Pitch: This is a story about … Continue reading

Cold Pursuit (2019)

Duration 1h 59m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A Norwegian film “Kraftidioten” by Kim Fupz Aakeson Director Hans Petter Moland (who also directed the Norwegian film) Writers/Script Frank Baldwin Starring Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Tom Bateman, Domenick Lombardozzi, Tom Jackson, Emmy Rossum, Nicholas Holmes Ratings IMDb: 6.2/10 by 67,744 people.  Rotten … Continue reading

Collateral Beauty (2016)

Duration 1h 37m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Denmark: 7  Source of story An original screenplay Director David Frankel Writers/Script Allan Loeb Starring Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña , Helen Mirren, Naomi Harris, Keira Knightly, Jacob Latimore, Ann Dowd,  Ratings IMDb: 6.7/10 by 99.131 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 183 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. … Continue reading

The Queen (2006)

Duration 1h 43m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, South Korea: 12  Source of story Real events relating to the death of Princess Diana in 1997 Director Stephen Frears Writers/Script Peter Morgan Starring Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Michael Sheen, Helen McCrory, Mark Bazeley, Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 109,488 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

Downton Abbey: The New Era (2022)

Duration 2h 5m Ratings UK: PG  Source of story The characters and loction from five TV series and the previous film. Director Simon Curtis Writers/Script Julian Fellows Starring Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Tuppence Middleton, Hugh Dancy, Eliabeth McGovern, Dominic West, Laura Haddock, Imelda Staunton, Joanne Froggatt, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Jim Carter, Ratings … Continue reading

Man on Fire (2004)

Duration 2h 26m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A 1980 novel of the same name by A.J.Quinell and a previous film also of the same name in 1987. Director Tony Scott Writers/Script Brian Helgeland Starring Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell, Chiristopher Walken, Marc Anthony, Giancarlo Giannini, Mickey Rourke, Rachel … Continue reading

Play Misty For Me (1971)

Duration 1h 42m Ratings UK: X, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Jo Heimes, Dean Riesner Starring Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter, Donna Mills, John Larch, Don Siegel Ratings IMDb: 6.9/10 by 28,130 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 84% by 37 reviewers. Review2view: 7/10. Elevator Pitch: Dave Garver is a late … Continue reading

The Rookie (1990)

Duration 2h 00m Ratings UK: 18, USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story An original screenplay Director Clint Eastwood Writers/Script Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel Starring Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, Tom Skerritt, Pepe Serna,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 27,134 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 29% by 14 reviewers . Review2view: 5.5/10. Elevator Pitch: Nick Pulovski … Continue reading

The Marksman (2005)

Duration 1h 35m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 18  Source of story An original screenplay Director Marcus Adams Writers/Script J.S. Cardone, Andy Hurst (Story Travis Spangler, Tyler Spangler, J.S. Cardone) Starring Wesley Spines, Emma Samms, Anthony Warren, Warren Derosa Ratings IMDb: 4.1/10 by 4493 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: Only reviewed by one critic who did not … Continue reading

JFK (1991)

Duration 3h 9m Ratings UK: 15, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story Books; On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison, Crossfire, The plot that Killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs. Director Oliver Stone Writers/Script Oliver Stone Starring Kevin Costner, Edward Asner, Jack Lemmon, Vincent D’Onofrio, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Laurie Metcalf, Joe Pesci, Walter Matthau, Tommy Lee … Continue reading

The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)

Duration 2h 04m Ratings UK: AA, USA: R, Spain: 13  Source of story A book of the same name by John Fowles. Director Karel Reisz Writers/Script Harold Pinter Starring Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Lynsey Baxter, Peter Vaughan, Colin Jeavons, Liz Smith, Leo McKern, Arabella Weir, Richard Griffiths, David Warner, Alun Armstrong, Penelope Wilton,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

Duration 2h 10m Ratings UK: 12A, USA: PG-13, Spain: 12  Source of story A novel of the same name by Cassandra Clare Director Harald Zwart Writers/Script Jessica Postigo Starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Jared Harris, Jonathan Rhys Meyers,  Ratings IMDb: 5.9/10 by 131,821 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 14% by 125 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

Passengers (2008)

Duration 1h 33m Ratings UK: 12, USA: PG-13, Spain: 13  Source of story An original screenplay Director Rodrigo Garcia Writers/Script Ronnie Christensen Starring Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse,  Ratings IMDb: 5.8/10 by 36,857 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 19% by 31 reviewers. Review2view: 3/10. Elevator Pitch: After a major plane crash on American soil Claire Summers has … Continue reading

The Godfather (1972)

Duration 2h 55m Ratings UK: 18 USA: R, Denmark: 15  Source of story A novel of the same name by Mario Puzo Director Francis Ford Coppola Writers/Script Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola Starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, Richard Conti, Al; Lettieri, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Al Martino,  Ratings IMDb: … Continue reading

Belfast (2022)

Duration 1h 38m Ratings UK: PG-13, USA: PG-13, Denmark:11  Source of story An original screenplay based on the author’s childhood in Belfast. Director Kenneth Branagh Writers/Script Kenneth Branagh Starring Jude Hill, Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Cairian Hinds, Lara McDonnell,  Ratings IMDb: 7.3/10 by 41,094 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 87% by 292 reviewers. Review2view: 8/10 Elevator … Continue reading

Close (2019)

Duration 1h 34m Ratings UK: 15, USA: TV-MA, Spain: 12  Source of story Apparently inspired by the life of the close protection officer (hence the title) Jaquie Davis. Director Vicky Jewson Writers/Script Vicky Jewson, Rupert Whitaker Starring Noomi Rapace, Olivia Jewson, Indira Varma,   Ratings IMDb: 5.7/10 by 23,948 people.  Rotten Tomatoes: 37% by 35 reviewers. Review2view: … Continue reading

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