Tag Archives: drama

Camp X-Ray (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Camp X-Ray (2014) Directed by Peter Sattler • Written by Peter Sattler With Kristen Stewart and Peyman Moaadi Previously known for his work as a graphic artist, Camp X-Ray is the low-budget directorial debut of Peter Sattler. Kristen Stewart stars as … Continue reading

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Café Society (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Café Society (2016) Directed by Woody Allen • Written by Woody Allen With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll and Blake Lively Woody Allen’s 47th film (his first shot on digital) is a dreamy trip back to grand old … 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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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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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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Welcome to Me (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Welcome to Me (2014) Directed by Shira Piven. With Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, James Marsden and Tim Robbins.  Kristen Wiig deserves credit for making unconventional career choices, especially considering those choices don’t always provide the best platform for her talents. … Continue reading

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Foxcatcher (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Foxcatcher (2014) Directed by Bennett Miller. With Channing Tatum, Mark Rufallo, Steve Carell, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.  Is there anything more peculiar and random than real life!? Not if Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is anything to go by. This is … Continue reading

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