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Coming To America (1988) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Coming To America (1988). Directed by John Landis. With Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones. Bored with underlings bowing to please and adore him, Prince Akeem of Zamunda (Murphy) gets cold feet at the elaborate ceremony of his … 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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Double Date (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Double Date (2017) Directed by Benjamin Barfoot. Written by Danny Morgan. With Danny Morgan, Kelly Wenham, Michael Socha, Georgia Groome and Dexter Fletcher. Sporting a robust head of ginger hair and the friendly physique of a not-quite couch potato, Jim (Danny … Continue reading

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Bone Tomahawk (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Bone Tomahawk (2015) Directed by S. Craig Zahler. With Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins. Director S. Craig Zahler proves himself one to watch with his debut big screen offering, Bone Tomahawk, a descent-into-hell western starring Kurt Russell as … Continue reading

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Directed by Luc Besson. With Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna and Ethan Hawke. Luc Besson’s screen translation of the French fantasy comic series, Valerian and Laureline, is an eccentric … Continue reading

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The Wave (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Thw Wave (2015) Directed by Roar Uthaug. With Kristian Eikjord and Ane Dahl Torp. Such is the expanse of ambition throughout world cinema today, that small countries like Norway can compete with Hollywood when it comes to big screen manifestations of ferocious natural disaster. … Continue reading

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Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017) Directed by Gerald Rascionato The found-footage formula is stretched to its limit with Open Water 3: Cage Dive, an Australian shark thriller in which we’re asked to give two shits about a romantic entanglement subplot involving … 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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Christine (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Christine (2016) Directed by Antonio Campos • Written by Craig Shilowich With Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts and Michael C. Hall The true story of 1970’s TV reporter, Christine Chubbuck, Antonio Campos’s biopic chronicles her life in the days leading up … Continue reading

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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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