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Film Review: Ready Or Not

Film Review: Ready Or Not

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett – Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell Many movies poke fun at the ‘in-laws’, and anyone who falls into that category has been the butt of jokes since the concept of marriage was invented. This takes the ‘joke’ to a […]

Film Review& Trailer : Ad Astra

Film Review& Trailer : Ad Astra

Frances Winston reviews this latest science fiction film, starring Brad Pitt Directed by: James Gray – Starring: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler, Donald Sutherland Ad Astra means To The Stars, so the clue really is in the title here. Brad Pitt plays astronaut, Roy McBride, who is sent to Neptune to […]

Film Review: The Kitchen

Film Review: The Kitchen

Frances Winston reviews this female-led crime drama Directed by: Andrea Berloff – Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, Bill Camp Set in the late 70s, this female-led crime thriller sees three women take over their mobster husbands’ protection racket, in order to survive […]

Film Review: Hustlers

Film Review: Hustlers

Frances Winston reviews this film based on a true story, starring Jennifer Lopez Directed by: Lorene Scafaria –  Starring: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, Cardi B Films set in the world of strip-clubs haven’t traditionally fared well. Even the hype of casting Demi Moore couldn’t save Striptease. Burlesque was […]

Film Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Film Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: André Øvredal –  Starring: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint Halloween may seem eons away (it’s not though) but with the darker evenings creeping in, there is definitely an autumnal feel in the air, which makes the […]

Film Review: Crawl

Film Review: Crawl

Frances Winston reviews this creature-feature, and finds it works! Directed by: Alexandre Aja – Starring: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon This film is probably hoping to do for alligators what Jaws did for sharks (and Sharknado did for ummm…Shark Tornados) – turn them into figures that instil horror at their mere mention. […]

Film Review & Trailer: Never Grow Old

Film Review & Trailer: Never Grow Old

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Ivan Kavanagh – Starring: Emile Hirsch, Déborah François, John Cusack, Danny Webb, Tim Ahern, Sam Louwyck Although they used to be a huge money-maker, Westerns are not the most popular of genres at the moment, and they can be tricky to pull off. Done badly, they become cliché-riddled, and […]