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Solitary Man (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Solitary Man (2010)  Directed by Brian Koppelman & David Levien • Written by Brian Koppelman With Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Mary-Louise Parker, Imogen Poots, Jenna Fischer and Danny DeVito Halfway into his sixth decade, the sight of Michael Douglas … Continue reading

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Jackie (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jackie (2016)  Directed by Pablo Larraín • Written by Noah Oppenheim With Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt Told largely from the perspective of the person closest to one of the most shocking events in post-war American history, … Continue reading

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Arrival (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Arrival (2016) Directed by Denis Villeneuve • Written by Eric Heisserer With Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker There’s a mournful nature to much of Denis Villeneuve’s work, which is forefront in the tone of Arrival, an intelligent science-fiction drama-thriller … Continue reading

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The Greasy Strangler (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Greasy Strangler (2016) Directed by Jim Hosking • Written by Jim Hosking & Toby Harvard With Michael St. Michaels, Sky Elobar and Elizabeth De Razzo Jim Hosking’s The Greasy Strangler is like one of David Lynch’s more surreal nightmares – … 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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Trading Places (1983) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Trading Places (1983) Directed by John Landis. With Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliot and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Trading Places teams Saturday Night Live alumni Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy – the former a snobbish commodities broker, … Continue reading

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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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