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David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) Directed by Ricky Gervais • Written by Ricky Gervais With Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Jo Hartley, Tom Basden and Tom Bennett. Since we last met him, David Brent’s rock n’ roll aspirations haven’t waned. … Continue reading

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Dark Angel (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Dark Angel (1990) Directed by Craig R. Baxley • Written by Jonathan Tydor and David Koepp. With Dolph Ludgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues and Sherman Howard. It might surprise many to discover that Dark Angel is a well-directed … Continue reading

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Speed (1994) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Speed (1994) Directed by Jan de Bont. With Keanu Reeves, Jeff Daniels, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton and Dennis Hopper.  “Pop quiz, hotshot. There’s a bomb on a bus. Once the bus goes 50 miles an hour, the bomb is armed. … Continue reading

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Into the Forest (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Into the Forest (2015) Directed by Patricia Rozema. With Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood and Callum Keith Rennie.  How do you make an effective drama-thriller about a power cut? You hire writer-director Patricia Rozema, that’s how. Into the Forest is … Continue reading

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Fracture (2007) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Fracture (2007) Directed by Gregory Hoblit. With Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Starthairn and Rosamund Pike.  Los Angeles. A confident lawyer (Gosling) takes a seemingly straightforward conviction case to prosecute a man (Anthony Hopkins) who has confessed to the attempted … Continue reading

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Trading Places (1983) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Trading Places (1983) Directed by John Landis. With Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliot and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Trading Places teams Saturday Night Live alumni Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy – the former a snobbish commodities broker, … Continue reading

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Open Range (2003) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Open Range (2003) Directed by Kevin Costner. With Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon and Diego Luna.  The third, and to date last directorial offering from actor-director Kevin Costner, Open Range, is a revenge-cum-romantic drama set in the Old … Continue reading

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