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Film Review & Trailer: The Upside

Film Review & Trailer: The Upside

Frances Winston reviews The Upside, a remake directed by Neil Burger Directed by: Neil Burger – Starring: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman This is a remake of a French film called The Intouchables, which was a huge hit back in 2011. Based on the true story of wealthy Corsican French businessman, Philippe Pozzo di […]

Film Review & Trailer: Stan & Ollie

Film Review & Trailer: Stan & Ollie

Frances Winston reviews this film about Laurel & Hardy, played by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly Directed by: Jon S. Baird – Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Nina Arianda, Rufus Jones Decades after both their deaths, Laurel & Hardy remain one of the most beloved comedy-duos of all time. […]

Film Review & Trailer: Aquaman

Film Review & Trailer: Aquaman

Frances Winston reviews this latest origins-style movie from the DC universe, Aquaman Directed by: James Wan – Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman Although this is Aquaman’s first standalone movie, it is actually leading man, Jason Momoa’s third outing as the aquatic superhero. He has […]

Film Review & Trailer: Nativity Rocks! This Ain’t No Silent Night

Film Review & Trailer: Nativity Rocks! This Ain’t No Silent Night

Frances Winston reviews this children’s movie, which is part of the Nativity Rocks’ series Directed by: Debbie Isitt -Starring: Simon Lipkin, Daniel Boys, Craig Revel Horwood, Meera Syal, Helen George, Ruth Jones, Celia Imrie, Hugh Dennis, Anna Chancellor, Ramin Karimloo As difficult as it is to believe, this is the fourth offering from the Nativity […]

Film Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Film Review: The Girl In The Spider’s Web

Frances Winston reviews The Girl In The Spider’s Web, another film in the Dragon Tattoo franchise  Directed by: Fede Álvarez – Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant Not to try and confuse you, but this latest addition to the Dragon Tattoo franchise is both a soft reboot, and a sequel, […]

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 […]