Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kill List (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Kill List (2011) Directed by Ben Wheatley. With Neil Maskell, Michael Smiley and MyAnna Buring. Having no prior knowledge of Ben Wheatley, the first few minutes of Kill List had me worried I was about to endure another one of … Continue reading

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The International (2009) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The International (2009) Directed by Tom Twyker. With Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. On this evidence it’s hard to believe that Tom Twyker is the same visionary that brought Run Lola Run to the screen with such style and verve, … Continue reading

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Haywire (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Haywire (2011) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor and Michael Douglas. Real life mixed martial arts star, Gina Carano, convincingly beats up the blokes in this lean Steven Soderbergh action thriller. Brimming with star turns … Continue reading

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Memento (2000) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Memento (2000) Directed By Christopher Nolan. With Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. Sometimes, it’s the way you tell ’em. Such is true of Christopher Nolan’s Memento. Based on a short story by brother, Jonathan Nolan, the film is … Continue reading

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Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Directed By Jay Roach. With Mike Myers, Beyonce Knowles and Seth Green. This third instalment in the Austin Powers series is yet another lively and colourful trip around the madcap imagination of  creator, Mike Myers. … Continue reading

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Tightrope (1984) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tightrope (1984) Directed by Richard Tuggle. With Clint Eastwood, Genvieve Bujold and Dan Hedaya. Going into Tightrope, my expectations were set along the lines of a Dirty Harry type experience – but what is on offer is more like a neo-noir … Continue reading

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A Perfect World (1993) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

A Perfect World (1993) Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, T.J Lowther, Bradley Whitford and Laura Dern. Being a sucker for any half-decent road movie, I was always predestined to embrace this one. What’s surprising is that … Continue reading

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Cold Mountain (2003) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cold Mountain (2003) Directed By Anthony Minghella. With Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger. Based on a book by Charles Frazier and adapted for the screen by Anthony Minghella, Cold Mountain is a broad, ambitious love story set against … Continue reading

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Rampart (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rampart (2011) Directed by Oren Moverman. With Woody Harrelson, Ned Beatty, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright and Ben Foster. If I were assessing Rampart on strength of its performances alone, then we might be discussing a potential film of the year. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Directed by Sean Durkin. With Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson and John Hawkes. Ever heard of Mary-Kate and Ashley – the Olsen twins? Well, it turns out they have a younger sister called Elizabeth…and she’s something … Continue reading

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