Monthly Archives: January 2014

TRON: Legacy (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

TRON: Legacy (2010) Directed by Joseph Kosinski. With Jeff Bridges, Garret Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner and Michael Sheen. Released in 1982, the original Tron was never what you might call a classic. Yes, it has achieved cult status over … Continue reading

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From Russia with Love (1963) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

From Russia with Love (1963) Directed by Terence Young. With Sean Connery, Daniela Bianchi, Bernard Lee, Robert Shaw. After just one year, the creative team behind Dr. No, return with this second secret agent offering, once again starring Sean Connery … Continue reading

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Dr. No (1962) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dr. No (1962) Directed by Terence Young. With Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman and Bernard Lee. The first cinematic outing for resourceful British spy, James Bondmarks the beginning of an enduring love affair, not only between Bond and his … Continue reading

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Internal Affairs (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Internal Affairs (1990) Directed by Mike Figgis. With Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis and William Baldwin. Mike Figgis’ Internal Affairs is a strange little film. It’s set in Los Angeles and was released in 1990, a year before the … Continue reading

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Rear Window (1954) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rear Window (1954) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter. It’s hard to write a disciplined review of Rear Window without getting carried away with all the things that make it such a great experience. 1954 … Continue reading

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Robot & Frank (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Robot & Frank (2012) Directed by Jake Schreier. With Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden and Liv Tyler. The feature length debut of Jake Schreier, Robot & Frank is a curiously rewarding drama about human frailty and our growing reliance … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Behind the Candelabra (2013) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Ackroyd, Debbie Reynolds and Scott Bakula. Based on the memoir of Scott Thorson, Behind the Candelabra :My Life with Liberace, and starring Michael Douglas … Continue reading

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Earthquake (1974) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Earthquake (1974) Directed by Mark Robson. With Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, Lorne Greene and Genevieve Bujold. In the early to mid 1970’s, Hollywood enjoyed a love affair with the disaster movie. Thanks to the big success of The … Continue reading

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Potiche (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Potiche (2010) Directed by François Ozon. With Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu and Fabrice Luchini. Director, François Ozon’s ‘Potiche’, which translates to trophy wife in English, is a mildly amusing French comedy about a woman (Catherine Deneuve) breaking out of her stale … Continue reading

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Broadcast News (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Broadcast News (1987) Directed by James L. Brooks. With Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Albert Brooks. Written, produced and directed by Oscar winner, James L. Brooks, Broadcast News is a smart comedy/drama with a strong satirical backbone that boasts engaging … Continue reading

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