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Film Review: Overlord

Film Review: Overlord

Frances Winston reviews Overlord, the latest war/horror from JJ Abrams Directed by: Julius Avery – Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, Bokeem Woodbine Producer, JJ Abrams (who also conceived this story with the screenwriter Billy Ray) is a big fan of mixing genres, as anyone who has seen […]

Film Review & Trailer: Widows

Film Review & Trailer: Widows

Frances Winston reviews this remake of the 1980s TV series, Widows Directed by: Steve McQueen – Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Liam Neeson This is being hailed as a big-screen American production of Lynda La Plante’s acclaimed 1980s […]

Film Review & Trailer: Bohemian Rhapsody

Film Review & Trailer: Bohemian Rhapsody

Frances Winston reviews this bio-pic about the iconic showman, Freddie Mercury, and Queen Directed by: Bryan Singer – Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech, Mike Myers To say this film has had a tumultuous journey to the screen is an understatement. Between losing its […]

Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Film Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

Frances Winston reviews Bad Times at the El Royale, a film starring Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth  Directed by: Drew Goddard – Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, Chris Hemsworth When a film has a cast like this, and the basic premise is seven strangers find themselves in the […]

Film Review: Venom

Film Review: Venom

Frances Winston reviews the latest in the [without Spiderman] franchise, starring Tom Hardy Directed by: Ruben Fleischer – Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott Spiderman’s nemesis appearing in a movie without Spiderman was always going to be controversial. The character is so indelibly linked to the webslinger that fans were […]

Film Review & Trailer: A Star is Born

Film Review & Trailer: A Star is Born

Frances Winston reviews this latest version of A Star Is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  Directed by: Bradley Cooper – Starring: Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott If the title of this film sounds familiar, it is because it is actually the third remake of this classic story […]

Film Review: The Little Stranger

Film Review: The Little Stranger

Frances Winston reviews this latest offering from director, Lenny Abrahamson, The Little Stranger Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson – Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling After the success of Room, many people probably expected Lenny Abrahamson to stick with a (literally) winning formula, but for his follow-up movie, he has chosen a far […]