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Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017) Directed by Gerald Rascionato The found-footage formula is stretched to its limit with Open Water 3: Cage Dive, an Australian shark thriller in which we’re asked to give two shits about a romantic entanglement subplot involving … Continue reading

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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Directed by Dan Trachtenberg • Written by Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken & Damien Chazelle With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman and John Gallagher Jr.  It’s been 8-years since the surprise attack of Cloverfield, Matt Reeves’s monster-on-the-loose-in-Manhattan horror-thriller … Continue reading

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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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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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Creed (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Creed (2015) Directed by Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson.  After achieving critical acclaim together on 2013’s Fruitvale Station, the teaming of writer-director Ryan Coogler and actor, Michael B. Jordan takes an unlikely left turn … Continue reading

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Directed by Matthew Vaughn. With Colin Firth, Taron Edgerton, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Strong.  The dream-team writer-director pairing of Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman with graphic novelist Mark Millar strikes again. In 2010, everyone … Continue reading

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Tango & Cash (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tango & Cash (1989) Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. With Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher and Jack Palance. The wave of buddy-cop action-comedies of the 1980’s culminates with Tango & Cash. Sylvester Stallone is ‘Tango’ and Kurt Russell is ‘Cash’, two of … Continue reading

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