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

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Film review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Saga film critic David Gritten is charmed by My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.

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Tom Hiddleston in a scene from High-Rise. Photo by Aidan Monaghan
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Film review: High-Rise

David Gritten reviews High-Rise, about a sinister futuristic 1970s tower block.

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A scene from Marguerite © Larry Horricks
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Film review: Marguerite

"It’s funny and moving, with a rare delicacy that captures the attention."

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A scene from the stop-animation film,  Anomalisa
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Film review: Anomalisa

Saga's film critic is intrigued by a quirky stop-animation film for grown-ups.

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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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