Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nightcrawler (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Nightcrawler (2014) Directed by Dan Gilroy. With Jake Gyllehaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton.  Written and directed by Dan Gilroy (his first directorial offering), Nightcrawler is a dark, disturbing thriller set on the night-time streets of Los Angeles, in … Continue reading

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A Simple Plan (1998) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

A Simple Plan (1998) Directed by Sam Raimi. With Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe and Bridget Fonda. Based on a novel by Scott B. Smith and directed by Sam Raimi, A Simple Plan tells the story of three … Continue reading

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Piranha 3DD (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Piranha 3DD (2012) Directed by John Gulager. With Danielle Panabaker, Matt Bush, Katrina Bowden, David Koechner, Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd and David Hasselhoff. Coming two-years after the success of Alexandre Aja’s Piranha 3D, the cheekily titled Piranha 3DD shares a certain kinship with 1983’s … Continue reading

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Play Misty for Me (1971) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Play Misty for Me (1971) Directed by Clint Eastwood • Written by Joe Heims and Dean Riesner With Clint Eastwood, Patricia Walter and Donna Mills. Clint Eastwood directs and stars in Play Misty for Me, a tense thriller about a radio … Continue reading

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The Theory of Everything (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Theory of Everything (2014) Directed by James Marsh. With Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charlie Cox.  With a host of Oscar nods under its belt, and a win for actor Eddie Redmayne playing theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking – The Theory … Continue reading

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Out of the Furnace (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Out of the Furnace (2013) Directed by Scott Cooper. With Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harreslon, Zoë Saldana, Sam Shepard, Tom Bower, Forest Whitaker and Willem Dafoe. Co-written with Brad Inglesby, Scott Cooper’s ‘Out of the Furnace‘ is a heavyweight drama-thriller … Continue reading

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Layer Cake (2004) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Layer Cake (2004) Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With Daniel Craig, Kenneth Cranham, George Harris, Colm Meaney, Burn Gorman, Sally Hawkins, Sienna Miller, Jamie Foreman and Michael Gambon. Anyone familiar with Guy Ritchie’s guns n’ geezers films, can have a reasonably … Continue reading

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