David Gritten

David Gritten

David Gritten has been a regular Saga Magazine contributor for more than 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. 



Latest Articles from David

Aretha Franklin in Amazing Grace © Studiocanal UK
Entertainment

Film review: Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin is the star of this remarkable documentary from 1972.

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Julianne Moore performing in Bel Canto
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Film review: Bel Canto

Bel Canto, based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel, has its moments – and some good supporting performances.

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David Kross as Bert Trautmann in The Keeper © Aidan Monaghan/Zephyr Films Trutmann Ltd
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Film review: The Keeper

The extraordinary tale of the German PoW who rose to fame as a goal keeper in post-war Britain.

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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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