Monthly Archives: January 2015

Short Term 12 (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Short Term 12 (2013) Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. With Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr, Rami Malek, Keith Stanfield and Kaitlyn Dever. I’m not going to forget this one in a hurry. Nor would I want to. Written and directed by Destin … Continue reading

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Clear and Present Danger (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Clear and Present Danger (1994) Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida, Harris Yulin and Donald Moffat. Director Phillip Noyce and star Harrison Ford return for this sequel to 1992’s Patriot Games. Based … Continue reading

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Maleficent (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Maleficent (2014) Directed by Robert Stromberg. With Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley and Sam Riley. Directed by Robert Stromberg, with Angelina Jolie in the title role. Maleficent is a reworking of a classic mythology, telling the story of Sleeping … Continue reading

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Cocoon: The Return (1988) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cocoon: The Return (1988) Directed by Daniel Petrie. With Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Jack Gilford and Steve Guttenberg. Much of the cast that made the 1985 Cocoon film such a warm experience return for … Continue reading

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Starlet (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Starlet (2012) Directed by Sean Baker. With Dree Hemingway. Besedka Johnson, Stella Maeve and James Ransone.   After she buys an old Thermos flask from Sadie (Besedka Johnson) – an elderly lady at a local yard sale – young Jane … Continue reading

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Scissors (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Scissors (1991) Directed by Frank De Felitta. With Sharon Stone, Steve Railsback and Ronny Cox.   It’s often hard to tell what’s going on during writer/director Frank De Felitta’s psychological drama, Scissors. The film stars a pre Basic Instinct Sharon … Continue reading

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Cocoon (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cocoon (1985) Directed by Ron Howard. With Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Steve Guttenberg, Jessica Tandy, Brian Dennehy and Wilford Brimley. Released 8 years after Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Ron Howard’s Cocoon is another alien contact film, loaded with subtext … Continue reading

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