Reviews

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, […]

Film Review: ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ 

Film Review: ‘i’m thinking of ending things’ 

Review By Frances Winston   ‘i’m thinking of ending things’  Directed by: Charlie Kaufman – Starring: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis Available on Netflix now! Meeting a partner’s parents is hard enough at the best of times, but made all the more difficult when you are having doubts about the relationship, and […]

Film Review: Rising Phoenix

Film Review: Rising Phoenix

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui –  Starring: Tatyana McFadden, Bebe Vio, Jonnie Peacock, Jean Baptiste Alaize Available on Netflix now! Sport was one of the many casualties of the CoVid crisis, and the Paralympics games were no exception. Cancelled due to the worldwide pandemic, the athletes who had worked […]