Monthly Archives: July 2012

Return to Oz (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Return to Oz (1985) Directed by Walter Murch. With Fairuza Balk, Nicol Williamson and Jean Marsh. Six months have passed since Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. In that time, she has become depressed and is having trouble sleeping properly, so it’s … Continue reading

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Clash of the Titans (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Clash Of The Titans (2010) Directed by Louis Letterier. With Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Based on the 1981 film of the same name, Clash of the Titans is a mega budget CGI-fest that aims to dazzle the … Continue reading

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Carnage (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Carnage (2011) Directed by Roman Polanski. With Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz and John C Reilly. Based on the play ‘God of Carnage‘ by French playwright Yasmina Reza, Carnage is an enjoyable, amusingly ironic look at how two couples … Continue reading

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Shame (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Shame (2011) Directed by Steve McQueen. With Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. It’s difficult to think of a film that deals with the very real issue of sex addiction with as much fearless truthfulness as Shame. Michael Fassbender stars as … Continue reading

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Down Terrace (2009) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Down Terrace (2009) Directed By Ben Wheatley. With Robin Hill, Robert Hill and Julia Deakin. Writer-director Ben Wheatley’s debut feature, Down Terrace, is a British crime drama that fuses together the kitchen-sink social realism of Shane Meadows, Ken Loach and … Continue reading

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War Of The Worlds (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

War Of The Worlds (2005) Directed By Steven Speilberg. With Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin and Tim Robbins. When the director of Jaws and Raiders Of The Lost Ark announces he’s making an alien invasion film, there … Continue reading

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RoboCop (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

RoboCop (1987) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’ Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ray Wise and Paul McCrane. I fondly remember seeing RoboCop as a mid-teen (sorry Dad) and being impressed by its … Continue reading

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