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

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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10 best films of 2016

David Gritten's round-up of the best films released in the UK in 2016.

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Aisholpan in Otto Bell’s documentary ‘The Eagle Huntress’. Photo by www.kettem-ore.com
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Film review: The Eagle Huntress

A fascinating and beautiful documentary about a 13-year-old eagle huntress.

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A scene from 'Sully', starring Tom Hanks © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.,
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Film review: Sully

Sully, starring Tom Hanks, celebrates an ordinary man’s quiet heroism.

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Rosamund Pike (Ruth) and David Oyelowo (Seretse) in A United Kingdom © Pathé UK
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Film review: A United Kingdom

A stirring story of a real-life romance that thrived against all odds.

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Film review: Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts marries JK Rowling’s magical writing with dazzling special effects.

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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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