Monthly Archives: September 2016

White Palace (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

White Palace (1990) Directed by Luis Mandoki. With James Spader, Susan Sarandon, Jason Alexander, Eileen Brennan and Kathy Bates.  Adapted from Glenn Savan’s original novel by the screenwriting duo of Ted Tally and Alvin Sargent, White Palace is an absorbing … Continue reading

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Badlands (1973) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Badlands (1973) Directed by Terrence Malick. With Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek.  With Badlands, writer-director Terrence Malick captures a sense of America’s past that speaks to the soul, potently webbing together nature, humanity and the beautifully insane chaos that goes … Continue reading

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Premium Rush (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Premium Rush (2012) Directed by David Koepp. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon. As titles go, Premium Rush is a fairly generic one, which could partly explain why I hadn’t heard of it before it unceremoniously plopped into my Netflix … Continue reading

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Welcome to Me (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Welcome to Me (2014) Directed by Shira Piven. With Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, James Marsden and Tim Robbins.  Kristen Wiig deserves credit for making unconventional career choices, especially considering those choices don’t always provide the best platform for her talents. … Continue reading

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Emelie (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Emelie (2015) Directed by Michael Thelin. With Sarah Bolger, Chris Beetem, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams and Elizabeth Jayne.  As a man with no children, sat in my living room feeling tense and uncomfortable in the company of Michael Thelin’s taught … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Steve Jobs (2015) Directed by Danny Boyle. With Michael Fassbender, Kate WInslet, Seth Rogen and Jeff Daniels.  Danny Boyle’s take on Steve Jobs is an artfully constructed piece that showcases the visionary behind Apple inc as a flawed human being, as … Continue reading

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The Intern (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Intern (2015) Directed by Nancy Meyers. With Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo.  Nancy Meyers’ latest relationship comedy-drama, The Intern, pairs the unlikely duo of Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway to surprisingly feelgood effect. With an … Continue reading

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