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Barfly (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Barfly (1987) Directed by Barbet Schroeder. With Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway and Alice Krige.   The semi-autobiographical tale of poet and author, Charles Bukowski, Barfly is a pidgeon-hole view into a time of alcoholism, set around various dive bars of downtrodden … Continue reading

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This Boy’s Life (1993) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

This Boy’s Life (1993) Directed by Michael Caton-Jones. With Leonardo DoCaprio, Ellen Barkin and Robert DeNiro. Based on the memoirs of author, Tobias Wolff, This Boy’s Life stars an 18-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular boy, beginning during a coming-of-age … Continue reading

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The Babadook (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Babadook (2014) Directed by Jennifer Kent. With Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall and Hayley McElhinney.  Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is a drama-horror-thriller (I think that’s the right order) about a bereaved single mother, Amelia (Essie Davis) … Continue reading

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While We’re Young (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

While We’re Young (2014) Directed by Noah Baumbach. With Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.  From acclaimed writer-director Noah Baumbach comes While We’re Young, a coming-of-un-age film about a couple in their 40’s who are befriended by … Continue reading

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Capote (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Capote (2005) Directed by Bennett Miller. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper, Clifton Collins Jr., Mark Pellegrino, Bruce Greenwood and Bob Balaban.  Directed by Bennett Miller, Capote is a biographical drama telling the story of Truman Capote’s research … Continue reading

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Maps to the Stars (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Maps to the Stars (2014) Directed by David Cronenberg. With Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Olivia Williams.  Working from a screenplay by Bruce Wagner, David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars plays like a deranged Hollywood … Continue reading

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Secretary (2002) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Secretary (2002) Directed by Steven Shainberg. With Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Jeremy Davies and Lesley Ann Warren. There is a film about a young woman who goes to work for an enigmatic man called Mr Grey. Mr Grey has a penchant … Continue reading

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Cosmopolis (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Cosmopolis (2012) Directed by David Cronenberg. With Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon and Paul Giamatti. Cosmopolis is the kind of self-indulgent garbage that makes you dread ever watching another film again. Written and directed by … Continue reading

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Frankie and Johnny (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Frankie and Johnny (1991) Directed by Garry Marshall. With Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Lane, Hector Elizondo and Kate Nelligan. Way before ‘Valentine’s Day’ and ‘New Years Eve’, there was a time when Garry Marshall was the undisputed king of … Continue reading

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Prizzi’s Honor (1985) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Prizzi’s Honor (1985) Directed by John Huston. With Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, William Hickey, Robert Loggia, Anjelica Huston and John Randolph. I’m rubbish at cryptic crossword puzzles. A mere glance at one of the clues hurts my tiny brain. A … Continue reading

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