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Film Review & Trailer: What Men Want

Film Review & Trailer: What Men Want

Frances Winston reviews this loose reboot of What Women Want Directed by: Adam Shankman – Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Richard Roundtree, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tracy Morgan If the title of this film sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a reboot of the 2000 Mel Gibson offering (remember when people still liked him) What Women Want. […]

Film Review: Serenity

Film Review: Serenity

Frances Winston reviews Serenity, starring Matthew McConaughey Serenity Directed by: Steven Knight  – Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong With such a stellar cast, which includes a few Oscar winners, expectations have been very high for this film. But as the saying goes be careful what you wish […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Aftermath

Film Review & Trailer: The Aftermath

Frances Winston reviews The Aftermath, a film by James Ken Directed by: James Ken – Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke Based on the novel of the same name by Welsh novelist, Rhidian Brook, this post WWII period piece sees Knightley play Rachel, the wife of Lewis (Clarke) a British colonel. Reunited with him […]

Film Review: The Hole in the Ground

Frances Winston braves the terror, to bring you this review of Irish film, The Hole in the Ground Directed by: Lee Cronin – Starring: Seána Kerslake, James Cosmo, Simone Kirby, Steve Wall, James Quinn Markey Irish horror films can be a bit hit and miss. Although we have a fantastic history of storytelling, folklore, and […]

Film Review & Trailer: On the Basis of Sex

Film Review & Trailer: On the Basis of Sex

Frances Winston reviews this film about a woman who changed history, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Directed by: Mimi Leder – Starring: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates This biopic of the inspiring powerhouse that is Ruth Bader Ginsburg (played here by Jones) is written by her nephew, so comes with the approval […]

Film Review & Trailer: Instant Family

Film Review & Trailer: Instant Family

Frances Winston reviews this Sean Anders film based on his own experiences of adoption  Directed by: Sean Anders – Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Octavia Spencer When I first saw the trailers for this I assumed it was a screwball comedy, especially since it is directed by Anders, who […]

Film Review & Trailer: If Beale Street Could Talk

Film Review & Trailer: If Beale Street Could Talk

Frances Winston reviews If Beale Street Could Talk, the latest Barry Jenkins’ film, based on the novel by the same name Directed by: Barry Jenkins – Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Dave Franco, Diego Luna, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein, Brian Tyree Henry, Regina King I absolutely loved Barry Jenkins’ […]