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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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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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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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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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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfieffer, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Derek Jacobi. When it comes to classic material, Kenneth Branagh is the proverbial moth to … Continue reading

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The Beguiled (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Beguiled (2017) Directed by Sofia Coppola. With Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.  Sofia Coppola’s remake of the 1971 Don Siegel film of the same name draws less from that movie and more from the original … Continue reading

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) Directed by Wes Craven. With John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Dee Wallace, Suzie Lanier-Bramlett and Martin Speer. Wes Craven’s original exploitation offering, The Hills Have Eyes (it now has sequels and a remake and a sequel … Continue reading

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Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Directed by Quentin Tarantino. With Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Julie Dreyfus and David Carradine Quentin Tarantino’s bottomless melting pot of influences is perhaps most noticeable in Kill Bill Vol 1, his modern samurai … Continue reading

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