Monthly Archives: February 2016

Say When (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Say When (2014) Directed by Lynn Shelton. With Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz and Ellie Kemper.  Never judge a romantic-comedy by its title. Recently, I have enjoyed Man Up and now this, Lynn Shelton’s Say When (originally titled Laggies – eih!?), … Continue reading

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Whiplash (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Whiplash (2014) Directed by Damien Chazelle. With Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist.  ‘Whiplash‘ is the name of a piece of music which is central to writer-director Damien Chazelle’s film of the same name, but it might also be … Continue reading

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Escape Plan (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Escape Plan (2013) Directed by Mikael Håfström. With Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, 50 Cent, Sam Neill and Vincent D’Onofrio. In terms of action movies, the screen pairing of Stallone and Schwarzenegger is akin to that of Pacino … Continue reading

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We Bought a Zoo (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

We Bought a Zoo (2011) Directed by Cameron Crowe. With Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannsoon and Thomas Haden Church. Inspired by Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon), who once bought a zoo in Devon, England, We Bought a Zoo is one of those Hollywood … Continue reading

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Enough Said (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Enough Said (2013) Directed by Nicole Holofcener. With Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette, Ben Falcone, Tavi Gevinson and Tracey Fairaway. After moderate success with films such as Friends with Money and Please Give, Writer-director Nicole Holofcener’s study of … Continue reading

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Everest (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Everest (2015) Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. With Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Watson, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly.  Mountains make great movie stars. They just can’t fail, with their mysterious, dominating presence. Mountains … Continue reading

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The Walk (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Walk (2015) Directed by Robert Zemeckis. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Clément Sibony, and Ben Kingsley. Robert Zemeckis co-writes and directs this extraordinary true story of Philippe Petit’s (Gordon-Levitt) high-wire walk of fame between the ‘Twin Towers’ of the … Continue reading

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