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Film Review & Trailer: Here Today

Film Review & Trailer: Here Today

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Billy Crystal – Starring: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Penn Badgley, Laura Benanti, Louisa Krause In cinemas now! If you’ve ever seen the Little Britain sketch where David Walliams plays Dennis Waterman, and insists that he will write the theme tune, and sing the theme tune, on every project, you […]

Film Review & Trailer : Father of Cyborgs

Film Review & Trailer : Father of Cyborgs

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: David Burke – Starring: Dr Phil Kennedy In cinemas September 24th! Although the title may make this sound like a Terminator prequel, this is in fact a documentary about the work of pioneering Irish neurosurgeon, Dr Phil Kennedy. And if, like most people, the thought of surgery brings you […]

Film Review: Our Ladies

Film Review: Our Ladies

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones – Starring: Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie, Rona Morison, Sally Messham, Marli Siu, Eve Austin In cinemas now! Originally due to be released in March 2020, but postponed due to CoVid, this coming of age drama finally hits cinemas. However, if you think that was a long wait […]

Film Review & Trailer: Ainbo – Spirit of the Amazon

Film Review & Trailer: Ainbo – Spirit of the Amazon

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: José Zelada, Richard Claus – Starring the voices of: Lola Raie, Rene Mujica, Naomi Serrano, Alejandra Gollas, Bernardo De Paula, Joe Hernandez, Thom Hoffman, Dino Andrade, Yeni Álvarez, Susana Ballesteros, Gerardo Prat, Rico Sola In cinemas now! With environmentalism at the forefront of most people’s minds at the moment, […]

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: 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: 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 […]