Monthly Archives: November 2016

Up in the Air (2009) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Up In the Air (2009) Directed by Jason Reitman • Written by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner. With George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick and Jason Bateman. Based on a book by Walter Kirn, Up in the Air is a drama-comedy … Continue reading

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Sing Street (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Sing Street (2016) Directed by John Carney • Written by John Carney. With Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor and Aidan Gillen Dublin, 1985. Conor is a bright 15-year-old boy with a turbulent family life, who starts a band to capture the … Continue reading

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The Nice Guys (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Nice Guys (2016) Directed by Shane Black. With Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger.  Directed and co-penned by Predator actor, Lethal Weapon writer and Iron Man 3 helmer, Shane Black, The Nice Guys … Continue reading

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Speed (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Speed (1994) Directed by Jan de Bont. With Keanu Reeves, Jeff Daniels, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton and Dennis Hopper.  “Pop quiz, hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. … Continue reading

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Into the Forest (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Into the Forest (2015) Directed by Patricia Rozema. With Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood and Callum Keith Rennie.  How do you make an effective drama-thriller about a power cut? You hire writer-director Patricia Rozema, that’s how. Into the Forest is … Continue reading

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Black Mass (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Black Mass (2015) Directed by Scott Cooper. With Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, David Harbour, Jesse Plemons, Corey Stoll and Dakota Johnson.  Is it possible to make a gritty 70’s/80’s gangster picture without feeling the overriding influence of … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Brooklyn (2015) Directed by John Crowley. With Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.  Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s original novel by screenwriter Nick Hornby, the multi-award winning Brooklyn is a torn-between-two-worlds romantic-drama about Eilis (Saoirse Ronan), a … Continue reading

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