Monthly Archives: September 2012

Avengers Assemble (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Avengers Assemble (2012) Directed by Joss Whedon. With Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston. In the same way that any superhero sequel benefits from all the hoops … Continue reading

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Contagion (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Contagion (2011) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. One of the challenges of making any film with events unfolding via multiple characters spread across the entire globe – is engaging … Continue reading

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Jackass 3D (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jackass 3D (2010) Directed by Jeff Tremaine. With Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Jason ‘Wee Man’ Acuna, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England and Ehren McGhehey. This third outing for the Jackass crew begins fittingly, with an amusing … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Rileys (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Welcome to the Rileys (2010) Directed by Jake Scott. With James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo and Ally Sheedy. The pairing together of two actors from very different walks of life, (there’s no way Tony Soprano and Bella Swan could … Continue reading

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Sin Nombre (2009) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Sin Nombre (2009) Directed by Cary Fukunaga. With Paulina Gaitan, Edgar Flores, Diana Garcia and Kristian Ferrer. Writer/director Cary Fukunaga’s first full length feature is an absorbing and cleverly structured drama following two separate narrative strands. The first strand centres … Continue reading

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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Directed by Jason Eisener. With Rutger Hauer, Brian Downey,  Nick Bateman, Gregory Smith and Molly Dunsworth. Thanks largely to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, a mainstream way seems to have been paved directly to your … Continue reading

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The People vs George Lucas (2010) Film review by Gareth Rhodes

The People vs George Lucas (2010) Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe. That this film exists is testament alone to the influence that film-maker George Lucas has had in the thirty-five years since the release of Star Wars. The aim of … Continue reading

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