Monthly Archives: April 2015

Shallow Grave (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Shallow Grave (1994) Directed by Danny Boyle. With Kerry Fox, Ewan McGregor, and Christopher Eccleston. I’m struggling to think of a film that looks and sounds more 1990’s than Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave. Between Ewan McGregor’s Def Leppard haircut, some … Continue reading

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Men in Black 3 (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Men in Black 3 (2012) Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. With Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson and Alice Eve. After the frankly abysmal Men in Black II, you might be forgiven for having reservations about another dip … Continue reading

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48 Hrs. (1982) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

48 Hrs. (1982) Directed by Walter Hill. With Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, James Remar, Sonny Landham and Annette O Toole. Walter Hill’s 48Hrs is perhaps most notable for boasting the first big screen appearance of stand-up comic turned A-list movie star, … Continue reading

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Maps to the Stars (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Maps to the Stars (2014) Directed by David Cronenberg. With Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Olivia Williams.  Working from a screenplay by Bruce Wagner, David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars plays like a deranged Hollywood … Continue reading

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Predator (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Predator (1987) Directed by John McTiernan. With Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke, Jesse Ventura, Sonny Landham, Richard Chaves and Shane Black. ‘The hunter becoming the hunted’ is a concept that immediately tweaks my interest. Add a science-fiction slant … Continue reading

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Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) Directed by Eli Craig. With Alan Tudyk, Tyler Labine, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss and Philip Granger.  Co-penned and directed by Eli Craig, Tucker and Dake vs. Evil is an amusingly inverted teen-slasher movie with more … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon (1980) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Flash Gordon (1980) Directed by Mike Hodges. With Sam Jones, Melody Anderson Max Von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, Ornella Muti, Brian Blessed, and Topol. I’ve been told to guard against my own nostalgia getting the better of me when it comes … Continue reading

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