Tag Archive | Frances Winston

Film Review & Trailer : Le Mans ’66

Film Review & Trailer : Le Mans ’66

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: James Mangold – Starring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Caitriona Balfe, Jon Bernthal, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas Motor racing is an exciting sport. However, motor racing movies are not always exciting. This is one that falls somewhere in the middle. It’s based on the true story of Ford’s rivalry with […]

Film Review & Trailer: Frozen II

Film Review & Trailer: Frozen II

Frances Winston reviews this sequel to the wildly popular Frozen Directed by: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee – Starring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad It’s hard to believe that the original Frozen was released back in 2013 – mainly because the iconic song, Let It Go, is still stuck […]

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 […]