Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Sugarland Express (1974) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Sugarland Express (1974) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Goldie Hawn and William Atherton. There are shots and sequences in The Sugarland Expres in which we see the early genius of Steven Speilberg at work. Based on ‘true events’, Goldie … Continue reading

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Spectre (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Spectre (2015) Directed by Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Andrew Scott.  Under the guidance of Sam Mendes and four screen-writers, Ian Fleming’s James Bond returns for Spectre, the … Continue reading

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The Prestige (2006) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Prestige (2006) Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson. Michael Caine, Rebecca Hall and Andy Serkis. “Are you watching closely?”, asks Christian Bale’s Alfred Borden. Based on a novel by Christopher Priest and co-adapted by … Continue reading

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Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979) Directed by Robert Benton. With Dustin Hoffman, Justin Henry and Meryl Streep.  The term ‘man up‘ didn’t exist in 1979, but Robert Benton’s Kramer Vs. Kramer is, in part, saying exactly that. Adapted by Benton from … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

A Most Violent Year (2014) Directed by J.C. Chandor. With Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and Albert Brooks.  After earning wide critical acclaim with Margin Call and All is Lost, writer-director J.C. Chandor returns with A Most Violent Year, the story … Continue reading

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Danny Collins (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Danny Collins (2015) Directed by Dan Fogelman. With Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Plummer and Bobby Cannavale.  Unlike so many of its ilk, writer-director Dan Fogelman’s Danny Collins admits to being ‘kind of a true story’. The vital bit … Continue reading

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Hard to Kill (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Hard to Kill (1990) Directed by Bruce Malmuth. With Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock and William Sadler.  Steven Seagal might be many things, but I wouldn’t say any of them to his face. This is the phase of his career that … Continue reading

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Psycho II (1983) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Psycho II (1983) Directed by Richard Franklin. With Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and Meg Tilly.  The 1980’s were a boom-time for sequels; Darth Vader, Rocky Balboa, Slimer,  Jaws-the-shark, Superman and Norman Bates – they all capitalised on an audience thirst … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985) Directed by Susan Seidelman. With Rosanna Arquette, Madonna and Aidan Quinn.  Through the decades, Madonna has proven herself to be the queen of reinvention. For someone who changed her image more times than Osama Bin Laden … Continue reading

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