Reviews

Film Review & Trailer: The Last Letter From Your Lover

Film Review & Trailer: The Last Letter From Your Lover

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Augustine Frizzell – Starring: Felicity Jones, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, Nabhaan Rizwan, Shailene Woodley In cinemas now! In the present day, the story of a mid-20th century couple is pieced together through their writings. No, it’s not the Notebook, but rather this offering based on Jojo Moyes’ 2012 novel […]

Film Review & Trailer: Vivo

Film Review & Trailer: Vivo

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Kirk DeMicco – Starring the voices of: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ynairaly Simo, Zoe Saldana, Juan de Marcos González, Brian Tyree Henry, Gloria Estefan Available on Netflix now! This film was first pitched to Dreamworks Animation by Lin Manuel-Mirandea back in 2010. I won’t bore you with all the details, but […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Courier

Film Review & Trailer: The Courier

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Dominic Cooke – Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan, Jessie Buckley, Angus Wright In cinemas now! This is based on the true story of British businessman, Greville Wynne (Cumberbatch) who was recruited to deliver messages to secret agent, Oleg Penkovsky (Ninidze) in Moscow in the 1960s. Just in […]

Film Review & Trailer: Minamata

Film Review & Trailer: Minamata

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Andrew Levitas – Starring: Johnny Depp, Hiroyuki Sanada, Minami, Jun Kunimura, Ryo Kase, Tadanobu Asano, Bill Nighy, Katherine Jenkins In cinemas now! Minamata is an area in Japan that was devastated by the effect of mercury poisoning, and what became known as Minamata disease. This disease is caused by […]

Film Review & Trailer: Free Guy

Film Review & Trailer: Free Guy

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Shawn Levy – Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery, Taika Waiti In Cinemas August 13th! Guy (Reynolds) is perpetually cheerful. He loves living a supremely average life in Free City, and has the exact same routine every day. He gets up, greets his […]

Film Review & Trailer: Stillwater

Film Review & Trailer: Stillwater

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Tom McCarthy – Starring: Matt Damon, Camille Cottin, Abigail Breslin In cinemas now! Amanda Knox is not happy about this movie. This isn’t me speculating. She recently wrote a very long thread on Twitter deriding it. And I don’t blame her, since director and co-writer, McCarthy, has admitted that […]

Film Review: Profile

Film Review: Profile

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov – Starring: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh, , Morgan Watkins, Emma Cater In cinemas now! Based on the true story, In The Skin of a Jihadist, written by French journalist, Anna Erelle, this transports the action from France to the UK, and Anna becomes […]

Film Review & Trailer: Limbo

Film Review & Trailer: Limbo

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Ben Sharrock – Starring: Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai. Ola Orebiyi. Kwabena Ansah. Kenneth Collard, Kais Nashef, Sidse Babett Knudsen In cinemas now! Usually films about the refugee experience tend to focus on atrocities (such as 2017’s First They Killed My Father) or else they take the experience and use […]

Film Review: The Suicide Squad

Film Review: The Suicide Squad

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: James Gunn Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Peter Capaldi In cinemas now! This is not to be confused with 2016’s Suicide Squad. It is not a remake and is in fact a ‘sequel’ to that, albeit a standalone offering […]

Film Review & Trailer: Jungle Cruise

Film Review & Trailer: Jungle Cruise

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra – Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti In cinemas now! Director Collet- Serra seems an odd choice for this family-friendly Disney fare, as his background is in horror movies, and those Liam Neeson revenge flicks (which seem to add a […]