David Gritten

David Gritten

David Gritten has been Saga Magazine’s film critic for 10 years and also writes for the Daily Telegraph. He lived and worked in Los Angeles for 10 years, and edited Halliwell’s film guide for 2008-09. Fred Astaire, Billy Wilder, Martin Scorsese and Pedro Almodóvar are among his film heroes.


Latest Articles from David

A scene from 'The Man Who Invented Christmas', starring Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens and Christopher Plummer as Scrooge © Garlands Films DAC
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Film review: The Man Who Invented Christmas

This new family film about Dickens abounds with fun, wit and theatricality.

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A scene from the film ‘Battle of the Sexes’ © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Film review: Battle of the Sexes

You don’t need to be a tennis fan to enjoy Battle of the Sexes says our critic.

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Film review: Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is an ideal all-the-family film for the upcoming festive season.

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Kenneth Branagh stars in Twentieth Century Fox’s 'Murder on the Orient Express' © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox FIlm Corp.
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Film review: Murder on the Orient Express

The long-awaited new film version of Murder on the Orient Express.

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A scene from the film Breathe © Imaginarium
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Film review: Breathe

A loving, old-fashioned account of a remarkable couple who become pioneers for people with disabilities..

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A scene from the film 'Goodnight Christopher Robin'
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Film: Goodbye Christopher Robin

The poignant tale of how fame engulfed its creator, A.A. Milne and his son.

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A scene from Studio Ghibli's The Red Turtle
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DVD reviews: The Red Turtle, Dunkirk and Song to Song

An enchanting animation, a restoration of Dunkirk and Terrence Malick’s latest.

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A scene from the film Victoria and Abdul © Focus Features
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Film review: Victoria and Abdul

Dame Judi Dench re-visits the role of Queen Victoria in Victoria and Abdul.

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Film review: Wind River

A modern western with a star that may remind you of actors like Gary Cooper.

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