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Film Review & Trailer: The Promise

Film Review & Trailer: The Promise

Frances Winston felt that The Promise missed a great opportunity to educate people about the Armenian genocide, although there were some great performances Directed by: Terry George – Starring: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rade Šerbedžija Much has been written lately about the lack of reporting of serious […]

Film Review & Trailer: Allegiant

Film Review & Trailer: Allegiant

Frances Winston enjoyed this movie, but only because she had seen the other two. If you haven’t, you might not understand what’s going on! Directed by: Robert Schwentke – Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Naomi Watts The third movie in the Divergent series lands, and […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Queen Of Ireland

Film Review & Trailer: The Queen Of Ireland

Stephen Donnan reviews The Queen of Ireland, the film which documents the life of Drag Queen extraordinaire and LGBT activist, Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss. There are three things I have taken away from The Queen of Ireland, the documentary about the legendary Irish drag queen, and accidental activist, Panti Bliss/Rory O’Neill: The first is […]

Film Review & Trailer: Cinderella

Film Review & Trailer: Cinderella

Frances Winston reviews this classic fairytale, and finds it a film with something for young and old alike Directed by: Kenneth Brannagh – Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter Loosely drawing from the much-loved 1950 animated musical, this live action version of the classic fairytale sees […]

Film Review & Trailer: Still Alice

Film Review & Trailer: Still Alice

Frances Winston found this film to be a little heavy in places, but still worth a look  Directed by: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland – Starring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish As the film which finally won the supremely talented Julianne Moore a Best Actress Oscar, this is pretty much guaranteed an […]

Film Review & Trailer: St Vincent

Film Review & Trailer: St Vincent

Frances Winston reviewed St Vincent starring Bill Murray, and found it the movie equivalent of comfort food. Directed by: Theodore Melfi – Starring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher For a first time feature, writer and director Theodor Melfi has certainly managed to attract an impressive ensemble cast, headed by none other than […]

Film Review: No Good Deed

Film Review: No Good Deed

Frances Winston found this thriller to be a little formulaic, even with great talents like Elba and Henson pulling their weight. Directed by: Sam Miller – Starring: Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo, Henry Simmons Luther star, Idris Elba, has fuelled more than a few sexual fantasies since he first came to prominence, […]

Review & Trailer: Pompeii

Review & Trailer: Pompeii

Frances Winston takes a look at the latest Classical Era-inspired movie, starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington Director: Paul W.S. Anderson – Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris Spoiler alert: Pompeii gets destroyed by a Volcano at the end of this movie and everyone is wiped out! OK that’s not […]

Review: Kick Ass 2

Review: Kick Ass 2

Frances Winston thinks this is a great film, but definitely not suitable for children Directed by: Jeff Wadlow – Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison Set after the events of 2010’s Kick Ass, this sees New York overrun with masked vigilantes, who have all been inspired by […]

Review: The Conjuring

Frances Winston thinks there is great acting in The Conjuring, and although freaky rather than scary, but would still want to leave her light on at night after seeing it! Directed by: James Wan – Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor There may be an abundance of haunted house movies, but when […]