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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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Ant-Man (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Ant-Man (2015) Directed by Peyton Reed. With Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly.  The smooth operation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe hit a bump in the road when co-writer, Edgar Wright, vacated the directors chair citing that … Continue reading

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Directed by Oliver Stone. With Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan and Frank Langella. Never had the timing of a film felt quite so right. The financial crisis of 2009 was felt far and … Continue reading

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Wall Street (1987) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Wall Street (1987) Directed by Oliver Stone. With Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Martin Sheen. In 1987 greed was very good for Michael Douglas. As a matter of fact, so good, that it won him the prize of ‘Best Actor’ … Continue reading

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The Game (1997) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Game (1997) Directed by David Fincher. With Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Anna Katarina and Sean Penn. Many cite Alien 3 as David Fincher’s weakest film. And, for or all but the climax of his 1997 thriller, … Continue reading

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The War of the Roses (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The War of the Roses (1989) Directed by Danny DeVito. With Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Danny DeVito’s The War of the Roses begins in the same way that most fairytale romantic comedies end – with a blossoming … Continue reading

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Last Vegas (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Last Vegas (2013) Directed by John Turteltaub. With Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline and Morgan Freeman. It’s hard to argue against the effortless appeal of watching a film like Last Vegas. With four of Hollywood’s most prominent, senior … Continue reading

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Behind the Candelabra (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Behind the Candelabra (2013) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Ackroyd, Debbie Reynolds and Scott Bakula. Based on the memoir of Scott Thorson, Behind the Candelabra :My Life with Liberace, and starring Michael Douglas … Continue reading

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The American President (1995) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The American President (1995) Directed by Rob Reiner. With Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen and Michael J. Fox.   Anyone familiar with Aaron Sorkin’s celebrated TV drama, The West Wing will recognise many similarities with Rob Reiner’s romantic drama, … Continue reading

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Basic Instinct (1992) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Basic Instinct (1992) Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone and Jeanne Tripplehorn. The storm of controversy surrounding its cinematic release, was the best thing that could have happened to Basic Instinct, for it spawned a self-perpetuating and … Continue reading

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