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Full-time lover of all things creative.

Fools Gold (2008) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Fools Gold is a treasure hunting adventure rom-com star vehicle that aims to provide its audience with a charming slice of Tinseltown powered escapism. The best I can say is that it infrequently half succeeds. Matthew McConaughey is of course … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Directed by Gareth Edwards. With Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn and Diego Luna. There are more than fifty shades of grey in Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. To hutch a seat … Continue reading

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Solo: A Star Wars (2018) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Directed by Ron Howard. With Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson and Emilia Clarke. After Chris Miller and Phil Lord were relieved of directing duties on Han Solo: The Movie for essentially having creative … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Revenge of the Sith (2005) Directed by George Lucas. With Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Ian McDiarmid. To say that Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy (it has the best title) is not … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones (2002) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Attack Of The Clones (2002). Directed by George Lucas. With Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman. It is the summer of 2002. I recall buying Empire film magazine ahead of seeing Attack of the Clones, hoping to read a … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). Directed by George Lucas. With Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd and Ian McDiarmid. George Lucas is responsible for my happiest and most disappointing cinema experiences. Nothing could surpass … Continue reading

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Backdraft (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Backdraft (1991) Directed by Ron Howard. With Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert DeNiro, Donald Sutherland, Scott Glenn and Rebecca De Mornay. From the pen of Highlander writer, Gregory Widen, Backdraft is a big Universal studio film that feels part theme … Continue reading

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Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Directed by Mike Newell. With Hugh Grant, Andie McDowell, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Hannah and Simon Callow. Written by Richard Curtis and directed by Mike Newell, Four Weddings and a Funeral is a winner … Continue reading

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Coming To America (1988) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Coming To America (1988). Directed by John Landis. With Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones. Bored with underlings bowing to please and adore him, Prince Akeem of Zamunda (Murphy) gets cold feet at the elaborate ceremony of his … Continue reading

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Midsommar (2019) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Midsommar (2019) Directed by Ari Aster. With Florence Pugh. Florence Pugh plays Dani, a young American woman struck by grief following a devastating family tragedy. Out of obligation, her wavering boyfriend invites her to join him and his three buddies … Continue reading

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