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 Lost City of Z
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Film review: The Lost City of Z

This action-adventure film based on a true story has an old-fashioned feel to it.

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Film: Love Actually 2

This week's big film is Love Actually 2, part of the BBC's Red Nose Day telecast.

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Hugh Bonneville (Lord Mountbatten) and Gillian Anderson (Lady Mountbatten) in Viceroy's House © Pathé UK
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Film review: Viceroy’s House

A compelling film that moves gracefully between the political and personal.

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Moonlight
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Film review: Moonlight

David Gritten reviews Moonlight, currently hailed as one of the year’s best films.

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Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982) Swedish film and stage actress, with Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) and Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong (c1898-1971). Still from Casablanca, 1942.© Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group/REX/Shutterstock
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10 great World War 2 films

Ten of our film critic’s favourite World War II films, in alphabetical order.

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Film review: Denial

A grown-up, tough-minded courtroom drama with a sobering message.

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A scene from the film Jackie, starring Natalie Portman. Photo by Stephanie Branchu
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Film review: Jackie

Jackie is a terrific piece of film-making, says our film critic.

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A scene from Manchester by the Sea. Photo by Claire Folger
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Film review: Manchester by the Sea

A film that can 'break your heart and make you laugh - almost simultaneously'.

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La La Land © Dale Robinette
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Film review: La La Land

It grabs your attention with its sheer verve, and never lets go, says our critic.

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