Movie reviews of Evan Popplestone

These are all the movies and series that Evan has reviewed. Read more at: Cinema's Fringes.

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Poster for Picnic

Picnic

6

Picnic is of some interest if you can get past the dated aspects and uncomfortable casting of William Holden.

17 february

17 feb

Poster for Human Desire

Human Desire

8

An underrated entry in Fritz Lang’s filmography and comes highly recommended to film noir fans.

16 february

16 feb

Poster for True Stories

True Stories

6

True Stories was a clear labour of love for David Byrne but ends up being more of an interesting mess than a bona fide gem.

15 february

15 feb

Poster for Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte

10

I’m going to go out on a limb and admit that I actually slightly prefer Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte to What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. While not quite as original as its predecessor, it pushes the delirious gothic exuberance that bit further.

8 february

8 feb

Poster for Climax

Climax

8

Climax isn’t easy viewing but it is compelling. Well worth a look if you appreciate the extremist and confrontational end of the cinematic spectrum.

8 february

8 feb

Poster for R.P.M.

R.P.M.

7

R.P.M. is no Stanley Kramer classic but makes for a fascinating curiosity and snapshot of a volatile era in American politics.

2 february

2 feb

Poster for The Last Movie

The Last Movie

2

While there’s something of a message about American cultural arrogance and adventurism here, it becomes lost amid the vacuum created by the lack of a comprehensible story.

28 january

28 jan

Poster for Gardens of Stone

Gardens of Stone

6

A worthy movie but doesn’t come close to matching the brilliance of Francis Ford Coppola’s finest works.

22 january

22 jan

Poster for Breakout

Breakout

6

This average aerial rescue tale just about flies on account of its enjoyable performances and exciting climax.

19 january

19 jan

Poster for Laura

Laura

9

A subliminally gripping gem.

19 january

19 jan

Poster for Under the Tree

Under the Tree

8

Funny, nasty, incisive and tragic. However, it definitely a film which you will need to steel yourself up for.

18 january

18 jan

Poster for Le foto proibite di una signora per bene

Le foto proibite di una signora per bene

6

Wider Italian genre cinema fans will enjoy its sense of style, even if they remain underwhelmed by its predictable mystery plot.

17 january

17 jan

Poster for Once Upon a Time in China and America

Once Upon a Time in China and America

4

A well-meaning entry in the series which explores the theme of racial prejudice. Sadly, good intentions don’t always translate to good movies.

6 january

6 jan

Poster for Once Upon a Time in China III

Once Upon a Time in China III

7

The third entry in the series is somewhat campier in tone when compared with its predecessors.

6 january

6 jan

Poster for Once Upon a Time in China II

Once Upon a Time in China II

8

As to whether Once Upon a Time in China II is quite as awe-inspiring as its predecessor is open to debate. Nonetheless, it’s still a very worthy follow-up.

6 january

6 jan

Poster for Once Upon a Time in China

Once Upon a Time in China

9

You’ll be so awestruck by everything else here that the shortcomings don’t really matter.

6 january

6 jan

Poster for The Favourite

The Favourite

10

Yet another strange, compulsive Yorgos Lanthimos classic.

2 january

2 jan

Poster for Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

7

A bittersweet, poignant and amusing viewing experience which works largely thanks to Reilly and Coogan’s performances.

23 december

23 dec

Poster for Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

8

An intelligent and funny comedy despite its somewhat dated trappings. Well worth a look.

17 december

17 dec

Poster for Roma

Roma

10

A stunning humanist tapestry which should be seen by any self-respecting film fan.

15 december

15 dec

Poster for The Old Man & the Gun

The Old Man & the Gun

8

An unashamedly rather corny and predicable affair - albeit in the finest and most heartfelt manner possible.

10 december

10 dec

Poster for Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

5

Fairly lightweight, disposable fun for horror buffs.

10 december

10 dec

Poster for Yanks

Yanks

8

Quite a different take on WWII to that offered by most films focussing on this period in history and is well worth watching largely for that reason.

5 december

5 dec

Poster for Khartoum

Khartoum

6

Khartoum may have its flaws but it’s worth a watch if you enjoy old epic movies with thousands of extras in each shot.

4 december

4 dec

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