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

Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk © 2015 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
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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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A scene from The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio
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Film review: The Revenant

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

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Pam Grier in Jackie Brown. Photo by Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock © 1997 Rex Features. No use without permission.
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Top 5 Tarantino movies

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

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A scene from the Brian Wilson biopic 'Love and Mercy'. Photograph by Francois Duhamel
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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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It's A Wonderful Life © Everett/REX/Shutterstock
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10 great Christmas films

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

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The Peanuts Movie © 2014 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.
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Film review: The Peanuts Movie

A genuine all-the-family option over the Christmas holidays.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Right Reserved.
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens breathes new life into the Star Wars franchise.

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A scene from the film 'Sunset Song', starring Agyness Deyn
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Film review: Sunset Song

British director Terence Davies’s adaptation of a classic Scottish novel.

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A scene from the film 'Carol' starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara
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Film review: Carol

Saga critic David Gritten on a visually stunning, thought-provoking treat.

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