Tag Archive | Frances Winston

Film Review: The Little Stranger

Film Review: The Little Stranger

Frances Winston reviews this latest offering from director, Lenny Abrahamson, The Little Stranger Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson – Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling After the success of Room, many people probably expected Lenny Abrahamson to stick with a (literally) winning formula, but for his follow-up movie, he has chosen a far […]

Film Review & Trailer: Crazy Rich Asians

Film Review & Trailer: Crazy Rich Asians

Frances Winston enjoyed this all-Asian cast Cinderella-themed film based in Singapore Directed by John M Chu – Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Nico Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh A man takes his girlfriend of the past year back to Singapore to attend a wedding and meet his family, and various […]

Film Review & Trailer: American Animals

Film Review & Trailer: American Animals

Frances Winston reviews American Animals, a heist movie based on a true story of a robbery which had not been thought-through Directed by: Bart Layton Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier, Ann Dowd This heist flick is based on a true story that you probably haven’t heard of. Indeed, prior […]

Film Review: Searching

Film Review: Searching

Frances Winston reviews Searching, a missing person film with a difference Directed by: Aneesh Chaganty – Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing Missing person thrillers are ten a penny so it’s difficult to put a new spin on them, but here, director Chaganty does his best by telling the whole story from the perspective of a […]

Film Review & Trailer: Christopher Robin

Film Review & Trailer: Christopher Robin

Frances Winston wasn’t overly-impressed with this grown-up version of Christopher Robin Directed by: Marc Forster – Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett A grown-up and stressed-out Christopher Robin is revisited by his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh, and returns to Hundred Acre Wood to reignite his imagination, and rediscover the joy and […]

Festival Review: Beatyard – Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Festival Review: Beatyard – Dun Laoghaire Harbour

Frances Winston reviews the multi-entertainment 3-day festival that is Beatyard, which took place at Dun Laoghaire Harbour at the weekend, and showed her skills at making crisp sambos to boot!   Beatyard –  Dun Laoghaire Harbour August 3rd, 4th and 5th Anyone familiar with Bodytonic’s fab bars, like the Bernard Shaw and MVP, or the […]

Film Review: The Equalizer 2

Film Review: The Equalizer 2

Frances Winston reviews The Equalizer 2, which stars one of her favourite actors, Denzel Washington Directed by: Antoine Fuqua – Starring: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo As much as I love Denzel Washington (love might be an understatement!), I was surprised when he was cast in the big-screen version of […]