Reviews

Film Review & Trailer: Summerland

Film Review & Trailer: Summerland

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Jessica Swale – Starring: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay The title of this movie might sound cheery, but Summerland in fact refers to a pagan ‘heaven’. However, the characters are far from living in any sort of heaven, given that […]

Film Review: Unhinged

Film Review: Unhinged

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Derrick Borte –  Starring: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson, Austin P. McKenzie Many movies are still choosing to release online rather than in cinemas at the moment, as the industry struggles to find its feet working within the current social distancing restrictions. However there are still […]

Family film ‘Pinocchio’ and thriller ‘Spree’ – Irish cinemas August

Family film ‘Pinocchio’ and thriller ‘Spree’ – Irish cinemas August

  Wildcard Distribution and Vertigo Releasing are delighted to announce the Irish theatrical release for two titles in August – Matteo Garrone’s award-winning fantasy-film PINOCCHIO and the thriller SPREE starring Stranger Things actor Joe Keery.    Both films will open in Irish cinemas on Friday 14 August.  PINOCCHIO tells the tale of an old woodcarver named Gepetto […]

Film Review: 100% Wolf

Film Review: 100% Wolf

Review By Frances Winston 100% Wolf Directed by: Alexs Stadermann Starring the voices of: Ilai Swindells, Magda Szubanski, Rhys Darby, Akmal Saleh One thing many people have missed during lockdown is the family cinema outing. While LOs have been kept entertained by hours of appropriate content on streaming services, it’s just not quite the same […]

Review: My First Holy CoVid

Review: My First Holy CoVid

Review by Frances Winston My First Holy CoVid Multiple free performances daily from July 28th – 31st in a selection of site specific top secret locations in Dublin City Centre This production is taking place in various Dublin City Centre locations, but they are top secret until the day of the show. I had to […]

Film Review & Trailer: Stage Mother

Film Review & Trailer: Stage Mother

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Thom Fitzgerald – Starring: Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu, Adrian Grenier, Mya Taylor, Allister MacDonald, Oscar Moreno, Jackie Beat In cinemas from July 24th. Special Previews on July 16th You’ll have to forgive me if I get a bit emotional writing this review, but the press screening marked the first […]

Film: ‘Stage Mother’ – Irish cinemas 24 July

Film: ‘Stage Mother’ – Irish cinemas 24 July

Sling on your gladrags and throw on some glitter and glam! The trailer for the uplifting and heartwarming comedy-drama, STAGE MOTHER, has arrived, ahead of its now earlier theatrical release across Ireland, from Friday 24 July, with previews on International Drag Day (Thursday 16 July) from Wildcard Distribution and Altitude. STAGE MOTHER sees conservative, Texas church-choir […]

Film Review: The Old Guard

Film Review: The Old Guard

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Gina Prince-Bythewood – Starring: Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, Luca Marinelli, Chiwetel Ejiofor Streaming on Netflix from July 10th Having proven her kick ass credentials in movies such as Mad Max, Fast & Furious 8, and Atomic Blonde, Charlize Theron gets another opportunity to flex her […]

Film: Russell Crowe’s thriller ‘Unhinged’ in Irish cinemas 31 July

Film: Russell Crowe’s thriller ‘Unhinged’ in Irish cinemas 31 July

As cinemas reopen across Ireland this summer, Wildcard Distribution and Altitude are pleased to share the new UK/Ireland trailer for Academy and BAFTA Award-winner, Russell Crowe’s explosive new thriller, UNHINGED, from Solstice Studios, hitting the big screen from 31 July. UNHINGED takes an ordinary, everyday incident to its most terrifying conclusion, in telling the story of […]

Irish Film: Dating Amber, Sea Fever and Vivarium in cinemas across Ireland

Irish Film: Dating Amber, Sea Fever and Vivarium in cinemas across Ireland

As cinemas across Ireland welcome audiences again, three Irish films, DATING AMBER, SEA FEVER and VIVARIUM, which were all due a theatrical release during the lockdown, are now showing on the big screen this weekend. Starring Fionn O’Shea (Normal People), Lola Petticrew (A Bump Along The Way), Sharon Horgan (Military Wives) and Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall) […]