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.


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Dementia-friendly film screenings

Film critic David Gritten experiences a dementia-friendly film screening.

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Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in The Light Between Oceans © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
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Film review: The Light Between Oceans

David Gritten is moved by the romantic melodrama The Light Between Oceans.

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Film review: I, Daniel Blake

David Gritten strongly recommends I, Daniel Blake, by director Ken Loach.

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 Claudia Cardinale, Lionel Stander, Charles Bronson in Once Upon a Time in the West. Photo by Paramount/Rafran/REX/Shutterstock © Rex Features
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10 greatest movie westerns

Saga's film critic David Gritten selects 10 of his favourite westerns.

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Film review: The Girl on the Train

Emily Blunt shines as Rachel, in the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins’s novel.

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Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri in Little Men. Photo by Eric McNatt
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Film review: Little Men

A jewel of a drama about a teenage friendship threatened by warring parents.

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Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby © Universal Pictures
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Film review: Bridget Jones's Baby

The treats keep arriving in the best British comedy of this year.

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A scene from Ben-Hur by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. Photo by Philippe Antonello © 2016 Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Film review: Ben-Hur

Was it a good idea to re-make the Hollywood epic Ben-Hur? Find out more.

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Woody Allen's Café Society  © 2016 Gravier Productions, Inc.
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Film review: Café Society

Woody Allen’s bitter-sweet romance is a treat on several levels.

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