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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 […]

Film Review: The Lighthouse

Film Review: The Lighthouse

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Roger Eggers – Starring: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson This movie started life as an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Light-House, but what has made it to screen bears no resemblance to the work that inspired it, other than a similar title. Co-written by Eggers, and his brother, Max, […]

Film Review: Queen & Slim

Film Review: Queen & Slim

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Melina Matsoukas –  Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea,Sturgill Simpson, Indya Moore I have to admit that for the first ten-ish minutes of this movie, I was ready to drop off. Opening with the worst Tinder date ever, between attorney, Queen (Turner-Smith) and Slim (Kaluuya) […]

Film Review & Trailer: Richard Jewell

Film Review & Trailer: Richard Jewell

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Clint Eastwood – Starring: Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde Since the events in this fact-based drama happened before the advent of social media, it is likely that there are many who don’t remember this story, set around the events of a bomb explosion […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Film Review & Trailer: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Frances Winston reviews The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, the latest offering from filmmaker, Terry Gilliam Director: Terry Gilliam – Starring: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro After 29 years in development, and almost a year after its release in other territories, this latest offering from Monty Python legend, Terry Gilliam, […]

Film Review: The Grudge

Film Review: The Grudge

Frances Winston reviews this reboot of Japanese horror film, Ju-On (The Grudge) Directed by: Nicolas Pesce – Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver This was first announced in 2011 as a reboot of the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar remake of the Japanese horror film, Ju-On (The Grudge). Since […]