Monthly Archives: July 2015

’71 (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

’71 (2014) Directed by Yann Demange. With Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid and Sean Harris.  71′ tells the story of Gary Hook, a young British soldier who finds himself abandoned on the hostile streets of Belfast during a time of intense … Continue reading

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Girl Most Likely (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Girl Most Likely (2012) Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. With Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon and Darren Criss. Co-directed by the husband and wife team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, Girl Most Likely is … Continue reading

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The Guest (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Guest (2014) Directed by Adam Wingard. With Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley and Leland Orser. From cult-horror director Adam Wingard, The Guest is a horror-lite-thriller about man (Stevens) visiting the bereaved family of a soldier killer in … Continue reading

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Death Becomes Her (1992) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Death Becomes Her (1992) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis. From Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis, comes this playful comedy-fantasy film set in Beverly Hills about two bitter rivals (Streep and Hawn) aiming to … Continue reading

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Miller’s Crossing (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Miller’s Crossing (1990) Directed by Joel Coen. With Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, Albert Finney, John Turturro and Jon Polito.  Set in the 1920’s during the era of prohibition, Miller’s Crossing is a noir gangster thriller written by the Coen … Continue reading

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Gone Baby Gone (2007) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Gone Baby Gone (2007) Directed by Ben Affleck. With Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris.  A little girl goes missing in Boston. Two local private detectives are hired by the family to investigate her disappearance, working alongside … Continue reading

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Malèna (2000) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Malèna (2000) Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. With Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico and Pietro Notarianni. After receiving resounding acclaim for his film Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore co-writes and directs another coming-of-age story about a 12-year-old boy called Renato (Giuseppe Sulfaro), who becomes hopelessly besotted with … Continue reading

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Cop Land (1997) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cop Land (1997) Directed by James Mangold. With Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg and Annabella Sciorra. Written and directed by James Mangold, Cop Land is a crime drama-thriller about corruption in a … Continue reading

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Body Heat (1981) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Body Heat (1981) Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. With William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Ted Danson, Richard Crenna and Mickey Rourke. Written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan, who had previously worked as a co-writer on The Empire Strikes Back alongside George Lucas, … Continue reading

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Air America (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Air America (1990) Directed by Roger Spottiswoode. With Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Lane Smith and Nancy Travis. Adapted from a book by Christopher Robbins, Air America is a light-hearted action-comedy set during the Vietnam war starring Mel Gibson and … Continue reading

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