Monthly Archives: November 2015

Tango & Cash (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tango & Cash (1989) Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. With Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher and Jack Palance. The wave of buddy-cop action-comedies of the 1980’s culminates with Tango & Cash. Sylvester Stallone is ‘Tango’ and Kurt Russell is ‘Cash’, two of … Continue reading

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Barfly (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Barfly (1987) Directed by Barbet Schroeder. With Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway and Alice Krige.   The semi-autobiographical tale of poet and author, Charles Bukowski, Barfly is a pidgeon-hole view into a time of alcoholism, set around various dive bars of downtrodden … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Directed by George Lucas. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing and Alec Guinness.  This is going to be the hardest, yet most enjoyable film review I have written. … Continue reading

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You’re Next (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

You’re Next (2011) Directed by Adam Wingard. With Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, A. J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg. Boasting a ‘certified fresh‘ rating of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes (to date), it seems the film critics of the world were fooled by Adam Wingard’s home … Continue reading

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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Directed by George Miller. With Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.  As far as unexpected comebacks go, George Miller’s wildly successful return to his Mad Max series is an especially pleasing one. For fans, thirty long … Continue reading

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Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Directed by Hal Needham. With Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason.  Chances are, if you’ve made the decision to sit down and watch Smokey and the Bandit, you’ve already made your mind … Continue reading

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The Mission (1986) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Mission (1986) Directed by Roland Joffé. With Jeremy Irons, Robert De Niro, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cheri Lunghi, Chuck Low, Liam Neeson and Ronald Pickup.  Winner of the prestigious Palme d’Or and directed by Roland Joffé, with a screenplay and story … Continue reading

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