Tag Archives: romantic drama

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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White Palace (1990) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

White Palace (1990) Directed by Luis Mandoki. With James Spader, Susan Sarandon, Jason Alexander, Eileen Brennan and Kathy Bates.  Adapted from Glenn Savan’s original novel by the screenwriting duo of Ted Tally and Alvin Sargent, White Palace is an absorbing … Continue reading

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Bull Durham (1988) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Bull Durham (1988) Directed by Ron Shelton. With Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.  Headed up by the star power of Kevin Costner, Bull Durham is a romantic-drama set in the world of minor league baseball. The debut of … Continue reading

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The New World (2005) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The New World (2005) Directed by Terrence Malick. With Colin Farrell, Q’orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale and Christopher Plummer. Written and directed by Terrence Malick, The New World is a story of overlapping narratives set against the backdrop of the English exploration … Continue reading

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The Theory of Everything (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

The Theory of Everything (2014) Directed by James Marsh. With Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charlie Cox.  With a host of Oscar nods under its belt, and a win for actor Eddie Redmayne playing theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking – The Theory … Continue reading

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Le Week-End (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Le Week-End (2013) Directed by Roger Michell. With Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan and Jeff Goldblum. The poster for Le Week-End boasts “From the director of Notting Hill” as if that might in some way indicate a reassurance of cosy ground … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation (2003) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Lost in Translation (2003) Directed by Sofia Coppola. With Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Most of us know the feeling of landing in a foreign country, where everything is familiar, but yet completely different at the same time. The language … Continue reading

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