Monthly Archives: August 2012

Basic Instinct (1992) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Basic Instinct (1992) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and Jeanne Tripplehorn. The storm of controversy surrounding its cinematic release, was the best thing that could have happened to Basic Instinct, for it spawned a self-perpetuating and … Continue reading

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American Psycho (2000) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

American Psycho (2000) Directed by Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux, Chloe Sevigny. Brett Easton Ellis’ controversial novel about 1980’s Wall Street executives and their power hungry penchant for materialism, is brought to … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) Directed by John Madden. With Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Dev Patel. Based on the 2004 novel These Foolish Things, by Deborah Moggach, The Best … Continue reading

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The Thing (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Thing (2011) Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen. This prequel to John Carpenter’s film of the same name plays as a functional and meticulously loyal companion to the … Continue reading

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Ellie Parker (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Ellie Parker (2005) Directed by Scott Coffey. With Naomi Watts, Jennifer Syme, Scott Coffey and Greg Frietas. Written and directed by Scott Coffey and starring Naomi Watts in the title role, Ellie Parker is an intimate insight into the world … Continue reading

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The Last Boy Scout (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Last Boy Scout (1991) Directed by Tony Scott. With Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron, Halle Berry and Danielle Harris. Twenty-one years on and Tony Scott’s ‘The Last Boy Scout’ plays like an overloaded, low-rent … Continue reading

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I Heart Huckabees (2004) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

I Heart Huckabees (2004) Directed by David O Russell. With Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Dustin Hoffman, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg, Lily Tomlin and Isabelle Huppert. Co-written and directed by David O Russell, I Heart Huckabees is an oddball swirling mess … Continue reading

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