Monthly Archives: February 2015

Tracks (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tracks (2013) Directed by John Curran. With Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver. Based on the memoirs of Robyn Davidson, who travelled on foot across 1,700 miles of Australian desert in the late 1970’s, Tracks is a film with a lot … Continue reading

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Directed by Nicholas Meyer. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban, DeForest Kelley, Kirstie Alley, James Doohan and Paul Winfield. It’s a widely held opinion that Star Trek II is the best … Continue reading

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The Aviator (2004) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Aviator (2004) Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law, Danny Huston and Gwen Stefani. With the help of his esteemed editor Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese has … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Directed by Robert Wise. With William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan. I have never understood the rivalry between fans of Star Trek and Star Wars. There is nothing in the existing … Continue reading

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Road House (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Road House (1989) Directed by Rowdy Herrington. With Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliot, Ben Gazzara and Kevin Tighe. It’s hard to believe that Roadhouse was made with a straight face. Moreover, I don’t believe it was. None of anything … Continue reading

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Frankie and Johnny (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Frankie and Johnny (1991) Directed by Garry Marshall. With Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Lane, Hector Elizondo and Kate Nelligan. Way before ‘Valentine’s Day’ and ‘New Years Eve’, there was a time when Garry Marshall was the undisputed king of … Continue reading

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Directed by Oliver Stone. With Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan and Frank Langella. Never had the timing of a film felt quite so right. The financial crisis of 2009 was felt far and … Continue reading

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Wall Street (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Wall Street (1987) Directed by Oliver Stone. With Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Martin Sheen. In 1987 greed was very good for Michael Douglas. As a matter of fact, so good, that it won him the prize of ‘Best Actor’ … Continue reading

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Manhattan ( 1979) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Manhattan (1979) Directed by Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep and Michael Murphy. From the opening bars of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, playing to black and white cinematography of 1970’s New York City, Woody … Continue reading

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Dracula (1958) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dracula (1958) Directed by Terence Fisher. With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling and Carol Marsh. Inspired by Bram Stoker’s seminal novel, Dracula, Terence Fisher’s film is the first in a line of Count Dracula Hammer Horror productions … Continue reading

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