David Gritten

David Gritten

David Gritten was Saga Magazine’s film critic for 13 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

The Beatles on the front cover of Saga Magazine
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Remembering the Beatles' last live concert

David Gritten talks to those who were there…

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A scene from the film Journey's End. Photo by Nick Wall
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Film review: Journey’s End

Journey’s End is a remarkable piece of film-making, writes David Gritten.

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Gary Oldman in Darkest Hour © Focus Features
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Film review: Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman is ‘magnetic’ as Winston Churchill, writes David Gritten.

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Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game © Motion Picture Artwork © 2017 STX Financing, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Film review: Molly’s Game

A remarkable true-life story with a brilliant lead performance by Jessica Chastain.

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2017 films
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10 best films of 2017

Film critic David Gritten's top picks from 2017. Is your favourite there too?

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A scene from 'The Man Who Invented Christmas', starring Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens and Christopher Plummer as Scrooge © Garlands Films DAC
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Film review: The Man Who Invented Christmas

This new family film about Dickens abounds with fun, wit and theatricality.

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A scene from the film ‘Battle of the Sexes’ © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Film review: Battle of the Sexes

You don’t need to be a tennis fan to enjoy Battle of the Sexes says our critic.

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Paddiington 2
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Film review: Paddington 2

Paddington 2 is an ideal all-the-family film for the upcoming festive season.

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Kenneth Branagh stars in Twentieth Century Fox’s 'Murder on the Orient Express' © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox FIlm Corp.
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Film review: Murder on the Orient Express

The long-awaited new film version of Murder on the Orient Express.

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