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Film Review: Old

Film Review: Old

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan – Starring: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abbey Lee, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff, Embeth Davidtz, Eliza Scanlen, Emun Elliott, Kathleen Chalfant, Thomasin McKenzie In cinemas now! I have a complicated relationship with M. Night Shyamalan movies. For every one that […]

Film Review: Blood Red Sky

Film Review: Blood Red Sky

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Peter Thorwarth – Starring: Chidi Ajufo, Peri Baumeister, Graham McTavish, Roland Møller, Dominic Purcell, Alexander Scheer Available on Netflix now! Air travel is currently stressful enough, so it must be so much harder when you are also struggling with illness like the protagonist here. Apparently suffering from cancer, she […]

Film Review & Trailer: Space Jam – A New Legacy

Film Review & Trailer: Space Jam – A New Legacy

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee – Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Khris Davis, Sonequa Martin-Green, Jeff Bergman, Eric Bauza In cinemas now! A full 25 years after Space Jam comes this sequel. Although in the absence of Michael Jordan, current LA Lakers star, LeBron James, takes the helm, playing a fictionalised […]

Film Review: Escape Room – Tournament of Champions

Film Review: Escape Room – Tournament of Champions

By Frances Winston Directed by: Adam Robitel – Starring: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Indya Moore, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel, Carlito Olivero, Isabelle Fuhrman, Deborah Ann Woll In cinemas now! As soon as Escape Rooms became a popular pastime, and ‘bonding experience’, it was only going to be a matter of time before someone made a […]

Film Review: In The Earth

By Frances Winston Directed by: Ben Wheatley – Starring: Joel Fry, Reece Shearsmith, Hayley Squires, Ellora Torchia, John Hollingworth, Mark Monero In Irish cinemas now! This horror flick, from writer and director, Wheatley, was completed in just 15 days in August last year. This is astonishing when you consider that the writing of a movie alone […]

Film Review: Another Round

Film Review: Another Round

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg – Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe In cinemas now! This hugely acclaimed and award-winning Danish film finally arrives in Irish cinemas, starring the always wonderful Mads Mikkelsen (honestly, I’ve never seen him give a bad performance) as Martin, a disillusioned history teacher. […]

Film Review & Trailer: French Exit

Review By Frances Winston Directed by:  Azazel Jacobs – Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Valerie Mahaffey, Imogen Poots, Susan Coyne, Danielle Macdonald, Isaach de Bankolé, Tracy Letts In cinemas now! Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt, who also wrote the screenplay, this surreal drama  tell the story of Frances (Pfeiffer) a […]

Film Review: Without Remorse

Film Review: Without Remorse

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Stefano Sollima – Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Jodie Turner-Smith, Luke Mitchell, Jack Kesy, Brett Gelman, Colman Domingo, Guy Pearce Available to stream on Amazon Prime from April 30th I was about half an hour into watching this movie, when it struck me that it felt very dated. […]

Film Review: Promising Young Woman

Film Review: Promising Young Woman

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Emerald Fennell – Starring: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton Available on Sky Cinema from April 16th I feel like I’ve been talking about this film forever, because I actually saw it back at the beginning of 2020, in the halcyon […]

Film Review: Thunder Force

Film Review: Thunder Force

Directed by: Ben Falcone Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Octavia Spencer, Jason Bateman, Bobby Cannavale, Pom Klementieff, Kevin Dunn, Melissa Leo Available on Netflix from April 9th Despite all the recent movements, there is still a dearth of strong female roles in films, especially strong female roles for women over 40, who aren’t size 6 former models. […]