Monthly Archives: December 2014

Freejack (1992) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Freejack (1992) Directed by Geoff Murphy. With Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. Based on a novel by Robert Sheckley, adapted by three different screenwriters and with an eye-catching cast including Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger and Anthony … Continue reading

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, Drew Barrymore and Robert McNaughton. I don’t recall a mainstream director who mines the same depths of fear, love and joy of … Continue reading

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Jennifer’s Body (2009) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jennifer’s Body (2009) Directed by Karyn Kusama. With Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody. It’d be easy to dismiss Jennifer’s Body as a Buffy-esque slice of throwaway, teen comedy/horror, but in all fairness, that’s exactly what it’s endeavouring to … Continue reading

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Psycho (1960) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Psycho (1960) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles and John Gavin. I recall reading a magazine interview of David Fincher some years ago, in which he discussed “films that scar.” Jaws was one such film, … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Directed by James Gunn. With Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and Dave Bautista. The sheer entertainment value of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy will come as no … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The War of the Roses (1989) Directed by Danny DeVito. With Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Danny DeVito’s The War of the Roses begins in the same way that most fairytale romantic comedies end – with a blossoming … Continue reading

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The Red Shoes (1948) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Red Shoes (1948) Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. With Moira Shearer, Marius Goring and Anton Walbrook. Adapted for the silver screen from the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and filmed in glorious … Continue reading

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