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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Revenge of the Sith (2005) Directed by George Lucas. With Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Ian McDiarmid. To say that Revenge of the Sith is the best of the prequel trilogy (it has the best title) is not … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack Of The Clones (2002) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Attack Of The Clones (2002). Directed by George Lucas. With Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman. It is the summer of 2002. I recall buying Empire film magazine ahead of seeing Attack of the Clones, hoping to read a … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999). Directed by George Lucas. With Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd and Ian McDiarmid. George Lucas is responsible for my happiest and most disappointing cinema experiences. Nothing could surpass … Continue reading

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Jackie (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Jackie (2016)  Directed by Pablo Larraín • Written by Noah Oppenheim With Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and John Hurt Told largely from the perspective of the person closest to one of the most shocking events in post-war American history, … Continue reading

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Black Swan (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Black Swan (2010) Directed by Darren Aranofsky. With Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder and Mila Kunis.  Darren Aranofsky’s Black Swan is a menacing psychological drama, boasting an Academy Award-winning performance from Natalie Portman playing Nina, a fragile … Continue reading

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Thor: The Dark World (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Thor: The Dark World (2013) Directed Alan Taylor. With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Christopher Eccleston and Idris Elba. In the wake of Joss Whedon’s ground-breaking superhero team-up, Avengers Assemble, the universe of characters and situations belonging … Continue reading

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Thor (2011) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Thor (2011) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg and Colm Feore. In my youth, the character of Thor was nothing more than a guy with a … Continue reading

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