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Café Society (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Café Society (2016) Directed by Woody Allen • Written by Woody Allen With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll and Blake Lively Woody Allen’s 47th film (his first shot on digital) is a dreamy trip back to grand old … Continue reading

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Brooklyn (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Brooklyn (2015) Directed by John Crowley. With Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.  Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s original novel by screenwriter Nick Hornby, the multi-award winning Brooklyn is a torn-between-two-worlds romantic-drama about Eilis (Saoirse Ronan), a … Continue reading

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While We’re Young (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

While We’re Young (2014) Directed by Noah Baumbach. With Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.  From acclaimed writer-director Noah Baumbach comes While We’re Young, a coming-of-un-age film about a couple in their 40’s who are befriended by … Continue reading

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Obvious Child (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Obvious Child (2014) Directed by Gillian Robespierre. With Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Polly Draper, Richard Kind, Gaby Hoffman, Stephen Singer and Gabe Liedman.  Co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre (her debut offering), Obvious Child is a New York-based independent comedy-drama about Donna … Continue reading

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They Came Together (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

They Came Together (2014) Directed by David Wain. With Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Cobie Smulders, Christopher Meloni, Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper. Getting full value out of this spoof of US rom-coms begs a level of familiarity with the genre. As a … Continue reading

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Frankie and Johnny (1991) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Frankie and Johnny (1991) Directed by Garry Marshall. With Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Lane, Hector Elizondo and Kate Nelligan. Way before ‘Valentine’s Day’ and ‘New Years Eve’, there was a time when Garry Marshall was the undisputed king of … Continue reading

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Annie Hall (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Annie Hall (1977) Directed by Woody Allen. With Woody Allen and Diane Keaton. Amid the fourth wall breakage and stand-up comedy routine feel, that feature heavily in Woody Allen’s seminal non-rom-com, Annie Hall, there lurks a certain refreshing human truthfulness … Continue reading

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