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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 […]

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 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 Review: The Photograph

Film Review: The Photograph

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Stella Meghie – Starring: Issa Rae, Dakota Paradise, Lakeith Stanfield, Chelsea Peretti, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Chanté Adams, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Teyonah Parris, Rob Morgan, Courtney B. Vance This romantic drama from writer/director, Stella Meghie, follows Mae Morton (Rae) as she uncovers the truth about her mother’s […]

Film Review & Trailer: Onward

Film Review & Trailer: Onward

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Dan Scanlon – Starring the voices of: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer The Disney Pixar collaboration has been responsible for so many wonderful animated franchises, that it must surely take a brave team to work on a new offering for the studio. No pressure like. This […]

Film Review: Fantasy Island

Film Review: Fantasy Island

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Jeff Wadlow – Starring: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, Michael Rooker, Parisa Fitz-Henley The classic TV show reboots continue with this offering, which serves as a prequel to the glossy Arron Spelling produced TV series, which ran from 1977-1984.

Film Review: The Invisible Man

Film Review: The Invisible Man

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Lee Whannell Starring: Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, Oliver Jackson-Cohen Back in the 30s and 40s, no one did a creature-feature better than Universal, and I am a huge fan of their classic monster movies. While they made an attempt to revive their horror […]

Film Review & Trailer: Downhill

Film Review & Trailer: Downhill

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Zoë Chao, Zach Woods Downhill is a remake of the award-winning acclaimed 2014 film, Force Majeure, by Swedish director, Ruben Östlund. Hollywood really has a thing for remakes and reboots at the moment (please someone come up […]

Film Review & Trailer: Dark Waters

Film Review & Trailer: Dark Waters

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Todd Haynes Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Pullman Teflon is famous for the fact that nothing sticks to it. Their coated pans revolutionised cooking for more people than would probably care to admit it (seriously keep an eye on your […]

Film Review & Trailer: Greed

Film Review & Trailer: Greed

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Michael Winterbottom – Starring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher, Ollie Locke, Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Pearl Mackie, Asa Butterfield Let’s just deal with the elephant in the room. Yes, tragic TV presenter, Caroline Flack, does indeed pop up in this playing herself, in what would turn out to […]