500 Days Of Film Reviews The Must-See Films To Watch This April
For fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, April 2019 just couldn’t come around fast enough. Now that the month is finally here, it is hard to see past the release of Avengers: Endgame.
There are, of course, many more films to look out for... Take a look below at some of April’s unmissable movies (UK releases). What are you most looking forward to watching?
However, before we get stuck into our April movie plans, how was your March? What movies did you enjoy last month?
The month started rather well for me. First up was Stephen Merchant’s charming and entertaining film, Fighting With My Family. Later on, I also enjoyed Ben Is Back, starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.
I wouldn’t be surprised if two of March’s cinema releases made my favourite films of 2019 list. First came the (very, very) highly anticipated Captain Marvel. I loved this film and thought Brie Larson was superb as Carol Danvers.
Then came Jordan Peele’s incredible horror film, Us. The less you know the better but, in spoiler free summary, I can tell you that Us is an intelligent, precise, tense, entertaining and unsettling horror movie. A visually stunning film (and, oh my, that score) that will haunt you for a long, long time.
There were some phenomenal DVD releases last month. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters was, for me, completely perfect. I was also really impressed by Paul Dano’s directorial debut, Wildlife. Oscar winning documentary, Free Solo, took my breath away (I literally had to remind myself to breathe) and I fell in love with (another documentary), Of Love & Law.
Meanwhile, Netflix offered some good movie choices in March. Triple Frontier was impressive but didn’t quite satisfy, I had fun with the really very silly anti rom-com / rom-com, Isn’t It Romantic, starring Rebel Wilson, and I very much enjoyed Chiwetel Ejiofor’s powerful directorial debut, The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind.
All in all, March was a good month for film! Now, let’s look at what April has in store…
The Films To Watch In April!
Thursday 4th April
Director: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
Starring: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz
Friday 5th April
Happy as Lazzaro
Director: Alice Rohrwacher
Starring: Adriano Tardiolo, Sergi Lopez, Alba Rohrwacher
Director: Amanda Sthers
Starring: Tom Hollander, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Caan, Rosanna Arquette, Efrat Dor
Director: Chris Butler
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, David Walliams
Director: David F. Sandberg
Starring: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews
The Sisters Brothers
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: John C.Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed
Monday 8th April
Starring: Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Matthew Broderick
Thursday 11th April
Director: Neil Marshall
Starring: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sophie Okonedo, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane
Friday 12th April
Director: Jonah Hill
Starring: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges
Director: Tom Harper
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo
Friday 19th April
Dragged Across Concrete
Director: S. Craig Zahler
Starring: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Don Johnson
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe
Head Full Of Honey
Director: Til Schweiger
Starring: Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer, Sophia Lane Nolte, Jacqueline Bisset, Greta Scacchi, Eric Roberts, Julian Ovenden, Til Schweiger, Jake Weber, Joplin Sibtain, Claire Forlani, Emily Cox, Costa Ronin, Max Befort, Toni Garrn, Leigh Gill, Anna-Lea Men
Director: Trevor Nunn
Starring: Judie Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova
Thursday 25th April
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Bradley Cooper, Evangeline Lilly, Pom Klementieff, Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Winston Duke, Karen Gillan, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen… and more!
Friday 26th April
Director: Paul Weitz
Starring: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe
Director: Bo Burnham
Starring: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton
Over To You…
What films are you looking forward to watching in April?
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