Tag Archive | Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Film Review & Trailer: Summerland

Film Review & Trailer: Summerland

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Jessica Swale – Starring: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton, Tom Courtenay The title of this movie might sound cheery, but Summerland in fact refers to a pagan ‘heaven’. However, the characters are far from living in any sort of heaven, given that […]

Film Review & Trailer: Misbehaviour

Film Review & Trailer: Misbehaviour

Frances Winston reviews this timely film, based on protests against the 1970 Miss World contest Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe – Starring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans, Greg Kinnear You could be forgiven for thinking that distributors planned the release of this in the same week that […]

Film Review & Trailer: Motherless Brooklyn

Film Review & Trailer: Motherless Brooklyn

Review by Frances Winston Directed by: Edward Norton –  Starring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bobby Cannavale, Cherry Jones, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe Edward Norton wears many hats here, not only directing and starring, but also writing the screenplay and co-producing. To say it’s a passion project for him is something of an understatement. […]

Film: ‘Miss Sloane’ In Irish Cinemas May 12th

Film: ‘Miss Sloane’ In Irish Cinemas May 12th

Directed by John Madden – Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong,Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alison Pill, Jake Lacy, John Lithgow, Sam Waterston. In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) is the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is […]

Film Review & Trailer: Beauty and the Beast

Film Review & Trailer: Beauty and the Beast

Frances Winston loved this latest Disney offering, and says you don’t need to bring a little one to enjoy it! Directed by: Bill Condon – Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson There is always a buzz and excitement […]

Film Review & Trailer: Free State of Jones

Film Review & Trailer: Free State of Jones

Frances Winston thought that this was a good movie with some great acting from the cast, but could have benefitted from sticking to just one of two intertwining stories Directed by: Gary Ross – Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell Matthew McConaughey continues to eschew the frothy rom-coms that made his name, […]

Review & Trailer: Belle

Review & Trailer: Belle

Scott De Buitléir reviews this striking British film based on a true story Director: Amma Asante  Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) […]