Damon Wise

A film writer since 1987, Damon Wise is currently a Contributing Editor at Empire magazine and has had his features, interviews and reviews published in many UK publications, including The Times, The Guardian, The Observer and Sight & Sound. In 1998 he published his first book, Come by Sunday, a biography of British film star Diana Dors.

Recent Articles by Damon Wise


Just when the world’s problems seem to be growing bigger, along comes a comedy about getting smaller, but the humour ...

Release Date: 19th Jan, 2018 | By Damon Wise
The Party

Damon Wise previews Sally Potter's sharp and witty comedy which arrives in cinemas on Friday 13 October.

Release Date: 13th Oct, 2017 | By Damon Wise
The Limehouse Golem

Bill Nighy stars in this adaptation of Peter Ackroyd's gothic thriller.

Release Date: 1st Sep, 2017 | By Damon Wise

It’s quite common for comic-book movies to promise “a new kind of hero”, but with Craig Johnson’s Wilson, that’s actually ...

Release Date: 9th Jun, 2017 | By Damon Wise
The Other Side Of Hope

Few directors have a style as singular and instantly recognisable as that of Finland’s Aki Kaurismäki (Lights In The Dusk, ...

Release Date: 26th May, 2017 | By Damon Wise
Their Finest

The British have never been ones for making a fuss. Faced with the outbreak of World War II, the government ...

Release Date: 21st Apr, 2017 | By Damon Wise