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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Directed by Rian Johnson. With Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adma Driver, John Boyega, Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Laura Dern. Lucasfilm never envisaged their sequel to The Force Awakens would … Continue reading

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Always (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Always (1989) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman and Audrey Hepburn.  Throughout his illustrious career, Steven Spielberg has often found himself in the sights of sniper critics who claim his work is riddled with a … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode VI -Return of the Jedi (1983) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) Directed by Richard Marquand. With Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, David Prowse and James Earl Jones. Working from … Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief (1955) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

To Catch a Thief (1955) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. With Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis and John Williams. Fun and frolics on the French Riviera with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly are on offer in Alfred Hitchcock’s To … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon, Cary Guffey and François Truffaut. Not only is Close Encounters a beautifully made film, it also represents another key stage in … Continue reading

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, Drew Barrymore and Robert McNaughton. I don’t recall a mainstream director who mines the same depths of fear, love and joy of … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) Directed by Steven Spielberg • Written by Jeffrey Boam • Story by George Lucas & Menno Meyjes With Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliot, Julian Glover and River Phoenix. After the … Continue reading

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Jaws 2 (1978) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jaws 2 (1978) Directed by Jeannot Szwarc. With Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. Released 3-years after Steven Spielberg’s seminal shark thriller, this sequel, directed by Jeannot Szwarc, retains the suspenseful, B-movie feel of the first film, minus the nuanced … Continue reading

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Directed by Steven Speilberg. With Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw. Up until 2008, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was widely considered the weakest of the Indy films but thanks to … Continue reading

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Superman (1978) Film Review By Gareth Rhodes

Superman (1978) Directed by Richard Donner. With Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Valerie Perrine, Marc McClure. With the post production, CG manipulation available to directors of the digital era, it’s easy for anyone … Continue reading

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