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 A doppia faccia

A doppia faccia

5

While not bereft of style, Double Face is surprisingly dull.

13 july

13 jul

Poster for Black Joy

Black Joy

8

Black Joy is a gritty but entertaining slice-of-life tale which definitely deserves to be better known.

4 july

4 jul

Poster for Вулкан

Вулкан

9

While Volcano’s tone may seem frankly absurd, it also possesses an underlying humanity just waiting to burst out.

30 june

30 jun

Poster for Schemers

Schemers

6

The film is persuasive enough to pull it off in the end despite being so obviously cash-strapped.

29 june

29 jun

Poster for Bittersweet Symphony

Bittersweet Symphony

3

The only redeeming feature of Bittersweet Symphony is that some of the cast members themselves are evidently talented.

29 june

29 jun

Poster for Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

8

It’s some achievement that, despite Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles featuring such stomach-churning content, it still manages to be entertaining through its imagination, vividly-observed characters and even some occasional flashes of well-placed humour.

27 june

27 jun

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The Wind

5

If there’s one thing that you can say about The Wind, it’s that it is impressively potent from a visual standpoint. Unfortunately, director Emma Tammi fares markedly less well when it comes to handling narrative and characters.

26 june

26 jun

Poster for Endzeit

Endzeit

9

Ever After is a film of striking contrasts: violence and tranquility, beauty and ugliness, warmth and brutality. It really should be seen by any horror fan who seeks something a little more contemplative and artistic than the usual fare.

26 june

26 jun

Poster for Love Type D

Love Type D

6

Love Type D is what it is, really. It’s a slight, frothy effort that just about works in its own way.

25 june

25 jun

Poster for I See You

I See You

8

If you like your movies to be ingeniously constructed and truly surprising, then I See You is one that you should see.

25 june

25 jun

Poster for 극한직업

극한직업

8

Extreme Job is a trifle overlong. It’s also arguable that some of the violence feels a bit too brutal to mix well with the levity elsewhere. Even so, it pulls off one of the finest blends of comedy and action to emerge from Eastern Asia since Jackie Chan’s heyday.

23 june

23 jun

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Astronaut

6

It’s enjoyable enough and the supporting cast is worthy, especially Barney as Dreyfuss’s character’s devoted grandson and Art Hindle as his cranky buddy from the old folk’s home.

23 june

23 jun

Poster for 성난황소

성난황소

6

Unstoppable passes the time ok but, as South Korean thrillers go, it’s a long way off the likes of Oldboy, I Saw the Devil or The Villainess.

22 june

22 jun

Poster for Memory: The Origins of Alien

Memory: The Origins of Alien

8

If you liked the film Alien, then this doc is an easy must-see.

21 june

21 jun

Poster for The Furies

The Furies

8

The Furies is a bona fide mash-up of horror influences.

20 june

20 jun

Poster for Emma Peeters

Emma Peeters

7

While the film’s outcome isn’t all that surprising if you’ve seen a number of others in the suicide comedy sub-genre, everything up to then has been infused with enough charm to make the journey there feel fresh.

19 june

19 jun

Poster for Yesterday

Yesterday

6

Yesterday has a uniquely charming premise which it capitalises on rather well - at least initially.

18 june

18 jun

Poster for Scum

Scum

10

Scum is one of the most brutal British films ever made and is well worth the effort of psyching yourself up to watch.

15 june

15 jun

Poster for The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

10

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is a truly bleak and haunting experience which is well worth a look, especially for Maggie Smith’s performance.

8 june

8 jun

Poster for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

7

You know the drill. Just go to the cinema, buy a bucket of popcorn and relish it for the heady action rush that it is.

7 june

7 jun

Poster for Def-Con 4

Def-Con 4

4

After a promising early stretch, Def-Con 4 plummets to Earth in more ways than one.

5 june

5 jun

Poster for Under Fire

Under Fire

7

Under Fire is a good, gripping movie marred slightly by its love triangle aspect.

4 june

4 jun

Poster for The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

8

The Andromeda Strain is a haunting and slow-burning gem...

31 may

31 may

Poster for Bellman and True

Bellman and True

8

Bellman & True is an underrated gem of a film. It’s truly exciting stuff but never loses sight of its human dimension.

29 may

29 may

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