Tag Archive | Frances Winston

Interview: Dame Stuffy, Queen of Ballymun

Interview: Dame Stuffy, Queen of Ballymun

Frances Winston interviews the Queen of Ballymun, Dame Stuffy, ahead of her drag-show, C’Mere ‘Till I Tell Ya, coming up in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, on 29th November. Thanks in no small part to RuPaul and a little TV show, drag has never been more mainstream and popular. But long before those lip syncing queens […]

Film Review & Trailer: Joker

Film Review & Trailer: Joker

Frances Winston reviews this long-awaited origin film of Batman’s nemesis, Joker Directed by Todd Phillips – Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy Make no mistake, Joker may be a comic-book character, but this movie owes more to Scorsese’s Taxi Driver than it does to any entry in the comic-book canon. The iconic nemesis […]

Gig Review: Gary Numan – Olympia Theatre

Gig Review: Gary Numan – Olympia Theatre

Gig Review by Frances Winston Gary Numan Olympia Theatre, 22nd September 2019 The Godfather of electro/new wave/postpunk has regularly popped over to these shores to perform over the past few years, but seems to do it in a rather understated way. I saw no posters or big promos for this gig. Instead, I found out […]

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 […]

Review: Electric Picnic 2019

Review: Electric Picnic 2019

Review By Frances Winston Electric Picnic 2019 Stradbally, Co Laois, Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st I was at the first ever Electric Picnic back in 2004, and it was a supremely chilled and low-key affair. The one day event was sold as a boutique festival, and it certainly lived up to that, and […]

Film Review: Annabelle Comes Home

Film Review: Annabelle Comes Home

Frances Winston reviews the latest in the creepy doll series, Annabelle Comes Home Directed by: Gary Dauberman – Starring: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson I’m going to assume that anyone reading this is somewhat familiar with the creepy-looking doll that is Annabelle, and also with the Conjuring universe, of which […]

Film Review and Trailer: Pavarotti

Film Review and Trailer: Pavarotti

Frances Winston reviews this documentary about Divo of the opera world, Pavarotti Directed by: Ron Howard – Starring: Luciano Pavarotti Even those who are not fans of opera tend to have a soft spot for Pavarotti – the legendary tenor who made arias acceptable to the masses. His Nessun Dorma is the stuff of legend (and […]