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John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (2019) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum (2019) Directed By Chad Stahleski. With Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Ian McShane and Laurence Fishburne. “Guns…lots of guns” suggests John Wick prior to the exhausting final gun-down of John Wick 3: Parabellum. This third movie … Continue reading

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Directed by Jake Kasdan. With Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillian. There have been a lot of video games over the past 35-years. There have been a lot of rubbish films … Continue reading

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Ghost Town (2008) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Ghost Town (2008). Directed by David Koepp. With Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear and Tea Leoni. There is something distinctly Capra-esque about David Koepp’s Ghost Town, a film about a curmudgeonly Englishman in New York (Gervais) who gains the ability to … Continue reading

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Wild Rose (2018) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Wild Rose (2018) Directed by Tom Harper. With Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters. There is no brighter diamond in more ragged rough than Jessie Buckley in ‘Wild Rose’, Tom Harper’s heart-on-sleeve drama about a troubled Glaswegian country singer (don’t say … Continue reading

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First Man (2018) Film Review By Gareth Rhodes

First Man (2018) Directed By Damien Chazelle. With Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. Having enjoyed Damien Chazelle’s previous two films, Whiplash and La La Land, I looked forward to seeing what the exciting young director might do when tackling humankind’s … Continue reading

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Fighting with My Family (2019) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Fighting with My Family (2019). Directed by Stephen Merchant. With Florence Pugh, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Lena Headey and Dwayne Johnson. If you think of Darren Aranofsky’s The Wrestler, subtract the gritty realism and swap it with a tested sense … Continue reading

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Long Shot (2019) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Directed By Jonathan Levine. With Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. I like the gorgeous, intelligent sexy, funny, fit, stylish, powerful woman going for the overweight bearded stoner. Who doesn’t? Not having to try at life and having it all land … Continue reading

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A Simple Favor (2018) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

A Simple Favor (2018). Directed by Paul Feig. With Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. A Simple Favor stars nerdy Anna Kendrick and snappy Blake Lively as unlikely ‘friends’ who after the school run, pack their sons off to play while … Continue reading

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Tully (2018) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tully (2018) Directed by Jason Retiman. With Charlize Theron, Ron Livingston and Mackenzie Davis. The writer-directing team of Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman return with Tully, a small indie release starring Charlize Theron as a 40-something mother on the brink … Continue reading

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Apocalypse Now (1979) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Apocalypse Now (1979) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Sam Bottoms, Dennis Hopper and Albert Hall. For a film that isn’t about very much, there’s much to say about Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. … Continue reading

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