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Fools Gold (2008) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Fools Gold is a treasure hunting adventure rom-com star vehicle that aims to provide its audience with a charming slice of Tinseltown powered escapism. The best I can say is that it infrequently half succeeds. Matthew McConaughey is of course … Continue reading

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Reign of Fire (2002) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Reign of Fire (2002) Directed by Rob Bowman. With Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler and Izabella Scorupco.  Rob Bowman’s Reign of Fire is a big-budget B-movie about a post-apocalyptic world brought to its knees by dragons. Its aim is … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Interstellar (2014) Directed by Christopher Nolan. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. During his press junkets for Interstellar, Christopher Nolan repeatedly cites Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey as his two key cinematic influences with … Continue reading

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Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) Directed Jean-Marc Vallée. With Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn and Jennifer Garner. I’ve read and heard it said of Jean-Marc Vallée Dallas Buyers Club, that it is a film defined by its performances above anything … Continue reading

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Magic Mike (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Magic Mike (2012) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Muun and Cody Horn. Many aspects of Steven Soderbergh’s strip club drama comedy, Magic Mike, scream of the 1980’s. It’s a film that would play … Continue reading

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Mud (2012) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Mud (2012) Directed by Jeff Nichols. With Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Reese Witherspoon, Jacob Lofland, Sarah Paulson, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks and Joe Don Baker. Writer/director Jeff Nichols follows up 2011’s impressive ‘Take Shelter’ with yet another beautifully … Continue reading

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Killer Joe (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Killer Joe (2011) Directed by William Friedkin. With Matthew McConaughey, Juno Temple, Emile Hirsch, Thomas Haden Church and Gina Gershon. Directed by William Friedkin and adapted from a screenplay by Pulitzer prize winning playwright Tracy Letts, Killer Joe is a … Continue reading

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Bernie (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Bernie (2011) Directed by Richard Linklater. With Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. Based on a true story, Richard Linklater’s Bernie is an oddly comical look at a series of dark events that occurred in a small town Texan … Continue reading

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