Monthly Archives: November 2014

X Men: First Class (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

X: Men First Class (2011) Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, January Jones and Rose Byrne. What better way to follow up on your lovingly anarchic stab at superhero films, than … Continue reading

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Out of the Past (1947) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Out of the Past (1947) Directed by Jacques Tourneur. With Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. It was a cold, damp and misty Thursday evening, and well, I just fancied a dose film-noir. Who would have thought the lowly TV … Continue reading

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Iron Man 2 (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Iron Man 2 (2010) Directed by Jon Favreau. With Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson. I’m at odds with how I feel about Iron Man 2. For the most part, it’s enjoyable, … Continue reading

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Lone Survivor (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Lone Survivor (2013) Directed by Peter Berg. With Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. Based on a book by Marcus Luttrell, which recounts the true events surrounding a covert Navy Seals operation inside Afghanistan, Lone … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Directed by Marc Webb. With Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Sally Field and Jamie Foxx. Spider-Meh, Spider-Meh, does whatever….That alone would be a fitting review of the first two not-amazing films of this unimaginatively … Continue reading

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Grudge Match (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Grudge Match (2013) Directed by Peter Segal. With Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal and Kim Basinger. Inevitably billed as Rocky Balboa Vs Raging Bull, it’s a relief to discover that, in some measure, Peter … Continue reading

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Easy Rider (1969) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Easy Rider (1969) Directed by Dennis Hopper. With Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Luke Askew and Jack Nicholson. The dirt, the dust, the grease and the aggressive sound of revving engines fighting for attention with a great soundtrack, all contribute to … Continue reading

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