Film Reviews by Adam Ray Palmer

What a trio of films I have for you this month. All three are very different, all three have impeccable casts and all three will entertain you, especially the final movie I’m talking to you about. First things first though, have you all seen Joker? Yes? Have you all read my review? Yes? Have you all seen the TV advert with Cineroom on? Yes? Great, let’s crack on…
The Aeronauts
The last time Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were on screen together, the former received an Oscar for his incredible portrayal of the late Stephen Hawking. Five years on, I bet they’re hoping for similar fortunes once again. The Aeronauts centres on pilot Amelia Wren (Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) who find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon. It sounds simple right? But its 100 minutes of dramatic, edge-of-your-seat stuff. I doubt the awards season will lavish it with gold, but it’s certainly another great feature for Jones and Redmayne’s repertoire.
In cinemas: 6th November 2019
Le Mans ’66
James Mangold, director of the immensely impressive Logan, is back with another big film. Originally titled Ford vs Ferrari, Mangold’s latest picture stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon in the central protagonist roles. The pair play American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Bale) who battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. The three men I have mentioned barely get much wrong these days, and Le Man ’66 is certainly no different. The race sequences alone are worthy of finding a big screen to properly get in the heart of the action. It has a lengthy run time, but it certainly speeds along (sorry!). Catch it in the middle of the month, folks.
In cinemas: 15th November 2019
Knives Out
Ana de Armas. Toni Collette. Chris Evans. Daniel Craig. Jamie Lee Curtis. Michael Shannon. Christopher Plummer. Don Johnson. LaKeith Stanfield. That’s just nine of the names on this masterful casting bill. Rian Johnson’s Knives Out lands at the end of the month off the back of two incredible receptions. The first praise arose at the Toronto Film Festival, and the most recent litter of adoration came at the London Film Festival last month. The acclaim is centred around the tip-top performances and the captivating plot. The narrative is simple. A detective (Craig) investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. This is the ‘whodunnits’ of all ‘whodunnits’. Think Poirot, but on acid… Come to think of it, I’d definitely go and watch that.
In cinemas: 27th November 2019