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DOUGLAS BOOTH

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MY SALINGER YEAR (2021)
Starring Margaret Qualley, Sigourney Weaver, Douglas Booth, Seána Kerslake, Brían F. O'Byrne, Colm Feore, Yanic Truesdale, Théodore Pellerin, Jonathan Dubsky and Leni Parker. Directed by Philippe Falardeau.

It’s the mid-90s: idealistic twenty-something Joanna impulsively quits graduate school and arrives in New York to pursue her dream of becoming a published poet. She manages to get her foot in the door, landing a coveted role as assistant to Margaret, a brusque and old-fashioned literary agent. Joanna’s life soon fluctuates between poverty and glamour – her days spent in plush, strangely anachronistic wood-panelled offices where dictaphones and typewriters still reign and agents doze after three-martini lunches – and her nights in the sinkless Brooklyn apartment shared with her socialist boyfriend.

The agency’s most famous client is the notoriously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger, and Joanna’s principal responsibility is to process the voluminous fan mail that arrives for him daily from readers around the world. Her strict instructions are to reply with one of the office’s impersonal, pre-formulated responses, and destroy the letters, but she cannot help feeling deeply affected by some of the more heartfelt correspondence, and secretly starts answering them personally. As Joanna begins to discover her own voice, she puts everything else at risk.

MARY SHELLEY (2018)
Starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge, Ben Hardy, Hugh O'Conor and Jack Hickey. Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour.

Mary is a rebellious and outspoken teenager. When she meets the poet Percy Shelley, there’s a spark of attraction between the two outsiders who feel trapped within polite society. When Mary’s family discover that Percy is married with a child, they forbid any further contact. Mary and Percy elope, taking Mary’s half-sister Claire along for the ride. It’s a scandal, and with Percy’s philandering ways, rumours of a ménage à trois are whispered everywhere they go. Claire willfully flirts her way into the affections of poet Lord Byron, and Mary is relieved when they are asked to join the decadent poet at his house in Lake Geneva.

During one stormy summer night, to distract Mary from Percy’s infidelities, Lord Byron suggests they all write a ghost story. All the pain and guilt that Mary feels about Percy, Claire and the child she lost, is poured into giving birth to Frankenstein’s Monster. The story is incredible, a classic that even Percy must acknowledge. But women don’t write books, and publishers certainly won’t print them. The rebel rises, and Mary fights for her creature and her identity, all at the age of eighteen.

REVIEWS Mary Shelley - A paint-by-numbers biopic

LOVING VINCENT (2017)
Starring Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jerome Flynn, Chris O'Dowd, John Sessions, Helen McCrory, Holly Earl and Bill Thomas. Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

Inspired by a letter Vincent Van Gogh penned in the week before he died, in which he noted that “we cannot speak other than by our paintings”, Oscar-winning filmmaker Hugh Welchman ('Peter and the Wolf') and Polish painter Dorota Kobiela decided to make a movie doing exactly that.

The lm brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the lm is an oil-painting hand-painted by professional oil-painters who travelled from all across Europe to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.

REVIEWS Loving Vincent - A rich visual feast

THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM (2017)
Starring Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, María Valverde, Henry Goodman, Morgan Watkins, Eddie Marsan and Adam Brown. Directed by Juan Carlos Medina.

Victorian London is gripped with fear as a serial killer is on the loose and leaving cryptic messages written in the blood of his victims. With few leads and increasing public pressure, Scotland Yard assigns the case to Inspector Kildare, a seasoned detective who has a sneaking suspicion that he's being set up to fail. Faced with a long list of suspects, Kildare must rely on help from a witness to stop the murders and bring the maniac to justice.

REVIEWS The Limehouse Golem - Here we are again

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (2016)
Starring Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith, Charles Dance, Lena Headey, Suki Waterhouse and Emma Greenwell. Directed by Burr Steers.

Jane Austen's classic tale of the tangled relationships between lovers from different social classes in 19th century England is faced with a new challenge – an army of undead zombies.
JUPITER ASCENDING 3D (2015)
Starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Kick Gurry and Tuppence Middleton. Directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

In a universe where humans are near the bottom of the evolutionary ladder, a young destitute human woman is targeted for assassination by the Queen of the Universe because her very existence threatens to end the Queen's reign.

REVIEWS Jupiter Ascending - Not quite reaching the stars
Jupiter Ascending - Kunis & Tatum's exquisite action sci-fi flick

NOAH (2014)
Starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Anthony Hopkins, Kevin Durand, Ariane Rinehart, Ray Winstone, Douglas Booth and Marton Csokas. Directed by Darren Aronofsky.

REVIEWS Noah - A powerful and remarkable achievement

ROMEO AND JULIET (2014)
Starring Douglas Booth, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Lesley Manville and Paul Giamatti. Directed by Carlo Carlei.

A new generation will fall in love with this classic retelling of what is probably Shakespeare’s most famous story.
THE RIOT CLUB
Starring Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Holliday Granger, Douglas Booth and Natalie Dormer. Directed by Lone Sherfig.

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.

REVIEWS The Riot Club - Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten.

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