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 Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar © Universal Pictures
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Film review: Hail, Caesar

The Coen brothers and George Clooney have notched up yet another winner.

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A scene from the film The Martian, starring Matt Damon
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DVDs: The Martian, Macbeth and Legend

Recent noteworthy DVD releases, including Oscar front-runner The Martian.

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Mavis Staples in the documentary Mavis! Photo courtesy of Film First Co
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Film review: Mavis!

A terrific new documentary about the legendary singer Mavis Staples.

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A Bigger Splash with Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes
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Film review: A Bigger Splash

David Gritten takes a look at this re-make of Sixties French classic La Piscine.

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A scene from the film 'I'll See You in My Dreams', starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott
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Film review: I’ll See You in My Dreams

Blythe Danner shines in this unsentimental film for and about the over-50s.

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A scene from Dad's Army © UPI
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Film review: Dad’s Army

A stellar cast sparkles in the big-screen version of the legendary TV series.

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Rooftop Film Club - Bussey Building at Peckham Rye - Summer Film Festivals
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Summer film festivals

A grown-up alternative to blockbusters and superhero movies.

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A scene from the film Youth. Photo by Gianni Fiorito
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Film review: Youth

A visually arresting portrait of two talented men in old age.

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A scene from the film Spotlight. Photo by Kerry Hayes
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Film review: Spotlight

Saga's film critic on a gritty, realistic account of newspaper journalists.

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