Tag Archive | Octavia Spencer

Film Review & Trailer: Onward

Film Review & Trailer: Onward

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Dan Scanlon – Starring the voices of: Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer The Disney Pixar collaboration has been responsible for so many wonderful animated franchises, that it must surely take a brave team to work on a new offering for the studio. No pressure like. This […]

Film Review & Trailer: Instant Family

Film Review & Trailer: Instant Family

Frances Winston reviews this Sean Anders film based on his own experiences of adoption  Directed by: Sean Anders – Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Octavia Spencer When I first saw the trailers for this I assumed it was a screwball comedy, especially since it is directed by Anders, who […]

Film Review & Trailer: Gifted

Film Review & Trailer: Gifted

Frances Winston says that there are some great performances in Gifted, a predictable but sweet movie Directed by: Marc Webb – Starring: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer Chris Evans is so associated with his acclaimed performance, as Captain America in the Marvel movies, that it is easy to forget that […]

Film Review & Trailer: Get On Up

Film Review & Trailer: Get On Up

Frances Winston reviews this biopic, and feels that you get a sense of the man, but not the musician. Directed by: Tate Taylor – Starring:Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Keith Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Lennie James Given that the legendary Godfather of Soul, James Brown, had one of the most colourful lives of any […]

Review & Trailer: Fruitvale Station

Review & Trailer: Fruitvale Station

Scott De Buitléir takes a look at this gripping but imperfect film, based on a true story Director: Ryan Coogler Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer The date is December 31, 2008: Oscar Grant (Jordan) is a 22-year-old man in San Francisco’s Bay Area, whose New Year’s Eve plans are to celebrate his mother’s […]