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Badlands (1973) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Badlands (1973) Directed by Terrence Malick. With Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek.  With Badlands, writer-director Terrence Malick captures a sense of America’s past that speaks to the soul, potently webbing together nature, humanity and the beautifully insane chaos that goes … Continue reading

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We’re the Millers (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

We’re the Millers (2013) Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. With Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts.  Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber brings us We’re the Millers, a crime-comedy-caper-cum-road movie in which a friendly neighbourhood drug dealer (Sudeikis) … Continue reading

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Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Directed by Hal Needham. With Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed and Jackie Gleason.  Chances are, if you’ve made the decision to sit down and watch Smokey and the Bandit, you’ve already made your mind … Continue reading

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Vanishing Point (1971) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Vanishing Point (1971) Directed by Richard C. Sarafian. With Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Dean Jagger, Robert Donner, Lee Weaver, Victoria Medlin. Ever since Terrence Malick’s Badlands, I’ve been a huge fan of road movies. In 1991, Ridley Scott’s Thelma & … Continue reading

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Locke (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Locke (2013) Directed by Steven Knight. With Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and Ruth Wilson. Set almost entirely in the confined space of a luxurious BMW car, Locke is the story of one man’s eventful late night drive to London, balancing … Continue reading

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Transamerica (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Transamerica (2005) Directed by Duncan Tucker. With Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Elizabeth Pena, Raynor Scheine, Stella Maeve, Fionnula Flanagan, Graham Greene and Burt Young. Felicity Huffman, perhaps best known for her role in the TV-series, Desperate Housewives, plays a pre-op male-to-female … Continue reading

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A Perfect World (1993) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

A Perfect World (1993) Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, T.J Lowther, Bradley Whitford and Laura Dern. Being a sucker for any half-decent road movie, I was always predestined to embrace this one. What’s surprising is that … Continue reading

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