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

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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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Summer film festivals

A grown-up alternative to blockbusters and superhero movies.

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Film review: Youth

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

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Film review: Spotlight

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

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Film review: The Big Short

An amusing but troubling insiders’ view of America’s 2008 financial crisis.

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Film review: The Revenant

David Gritten reviews The Revenant, a survival saga starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Top 5 Tarantino movies

David Gritten chooses five notable films from director Quentin Tarantino’s past.

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10 best films of 2015

Saga’s film critic selects his top 10 favourite films of 2015.

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10 great Christmas films

David Gritten, Saga's film critic, selects his 10 favourite Christmas films.

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