Monthly Archives: September 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley and Kenneth Branagh. Kenneth Branagh, the same director who brought the world Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, has in recent times, … Continue reading

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All Is Lost (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

All Is Lost (2013) Directed by J.C. Chandor. With Robert Redford. Battered. That’s how you’ll feel after watching J.C. Chandor’s second directorial offering, All Is Lost. 2011’s Margin Call, a captivating, smart story about the banking crisis of 2009, demonstrated … Continue reading

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St Elmo’s Fire (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

St Elmo’s Fire (1985) Directed by Joel Schumacher. With Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Mare Winningham. While maybe not the overall pick of the bunch, St Elmo’s Fire is nevertheless one of … Continue reading

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Don Jon (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Don Jon (2013) Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlet Johansson, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown, Brie Larson and Julianne Moore. In essence, Don Jon is a cautionary tale about the pitfalls of online pornography addiction and its corruption … Continue reading

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Side Effects (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Side Effects (2013) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum. Working from a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns, Side Effects is an enjoyable psychological thriller set in New York, with a starry cast, … Continue reading

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Adrenalin: Fear the Rush (1996) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Adrenalin: Feel the Rush (1996) Directed by Albert Pyun. With Natasha Henstridge and Christopher Lambert. I’ve had more exhilarating adrenalin bursts from a trip to the tax office, than I had watching Albert Pyun’s Adrenalin: Fear the Rush. With most … Continue reading

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Moon 44 (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Moon 44 (1990) Directed by Roland Emmerich. With Michael Pare, Lisa Eichhorn, Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Geoffries, Brian Thompson, Leon Rippy, Dean Devlin. While not particularly significant or influential as a film itself, Moon 44 nevertheless signaled the arrival of heavyweight … Continue reading

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