Reviews

Film Review: Thunder Force

Film Review: Thunder Force

Directed by: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Kevin Dunn, Melissa Leo Available on Netflix from April 9th Despite all the recent movements, there is still a dearth of strong female roles in films, especially strong female roles for women over 40, who aren’t size 6 former models. […]

Film Review & Trailer: Godzilla vs Kong

Film Review & Trailer: Godzilla vs Kong

Directed by: Adam Wingard Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Demián Bichir Available to purchase for viewing on premium digital services from March 31st So the first of the year’s blockbusters has arrived, and instead of settling down to watch it on […]

Film Review & Trailer: Wonder Woman 1984

Film Review & Trailer: Wonder Woman 1984

Directed by: Patty Jenkins – Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal Gal Gadot returns as the Amazonian heroine Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in this sequel to the 2017 smash hit. After a spectacular opening sequence set in her native Themyscira we catch up with her decades after the first movie working a senior […]

‘Saint Maud’ leads list of nominations for 2020 BIFAs

‘Saint Maud’ leads list of nominations for 2020 BIFAs

Saint Maud leads the list of nominations for the 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with 17 nominations Winners will be announced in early February 2021 Rose Glass’ sharp and smart psychological horror, just released in Irish cinemas by Studiocanal UK, and still playing across Ireland, is nominated for Best British Independent Film, Best Screenplay […]

Film Review & Trailer: Hillbilly Elegy

Film Review & Trailer: Hillbilly Elegy

Directed by: Ron Howard – Starring: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Freida Pinto, Bo Hopkins, Owen Asztalos Streaming on Netflix from September 20th Based on the biographical book of the same name by JD Vance, this is the story of three generations of a family from Middleton, Ohio, told through the eyes […]

Irish Film: ‘Wolfwalkers’ official trailer and poster launched

Irish Film: ‘Wolfwalkers’ official trailer and poster launched

The official trailer and artwork for the highly anticipated animated feature, WOLFWALKERS, was launched at New York Comic Con.  The release of the trailer, which features the song, ‘Running With The Wolves’, from Norwegian artist, AURORA, came ahead of the film’s BFI London Film Festival screening this weekend, and its UK and Irish cinema release […]

Video: Dark Tropics – Moroccan Sun

Video: Dark Tropics – Moroccan Sun

Here is the latest wonderful single, Moroccan Sun, from a talented Irish duo we featured back in March, when the pandemic was only beginning, and we all thought it would be over soon! Dark Tropics, a pop-noir duo, is made up of singer/songwriter Rio, and producer/songwriter Gerard, from Belfast, and this track is in sharp […]

Film Review & Trailer: Bill & Ted Face the Music

Film Review & Trailer: Bill & Ted Face the Music

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Dean Parisot Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Kristen Schaal, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Anthony Carrigan, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi, William Sadler, Jillian Bell In Cinemas September 16th! Nearly thirty years after their last big screen outing, the most bodacious duo in cinematic history are back. […]

Film Review & Trailer: Mulan

Film Review & Trailer: Mulan

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Niki Caro – Starring: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li Available to rent on Disney+ now! This live-action remake of the 1998 animated feature has been one of the biggest cinematic casualties of CoVid. Originally slated for release just before the outbreak, […]

Series Review: Away (Netflix)

Series Review: Away (Netflix)

Review By Frances Winston Created by: Andrew Hinderaker – Starring: Hilary Swank, Ato Essandoh, Mark Ivanir, Ray Panthaki, Vivian Wu, Talitha Bateman, Josh Charles All 10 episodes available to stream on Netflix now! Oscar winner, Hilary Swank, makes a rare small-screen outing in this sci-fi drama, following a mission to Mars. She plays Emma Green, […]