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 Magnificent Doll

Magnificent Doll

4

Strictly for Ginger Rogers aficionados. It trivialises history in a way that is certainly noticeable when watched with modern eyes...

2018.02.16

2018

Poster for Repo Man

Repo Man

8

For those who can click into its freewheeling unconventionality, it’s a fun ride.

2018.02.14

2018

Poster for Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

8

Isn’t a comfortable watch but it is a memorable one thanks to its excellent performances and forthright manner in tackling the subject of domestic abuse.

2018.02.13

2018

Poster for The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates

6

People who are into the more esoteric end of the world cinema spectrum will doubtless be enchanted by The Color of Pomegranates.

2018.02.11

2018

Poster for The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

8

Del Toro is a director who understands the wonder and power of fantasy...

2018.02.09

2018

Poster for House

House

6

Feels more like a filmed pop art exhibition than an actual movie and, as such, is definitely a “love it or hate it” effort...

2018.02.07

2018

Poster for Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

10

A movie that says so much about relationships between men and women and the dysfunctionality of their traditional respective roles.

2018.02.05

2018

Poster for L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

6

Inferno and Clouzot remain little more than tantalising enigmas here.

2018.02.01

2018

Poster for Diabolique

Diabolique

10

A darkly potent piece of work from one of the finest directors in the rich history of French cinema.

2018.02.01

2018

Poster for Downsizing

Downsizing

5

There could so easily have been something great here, dammit!

2018.01.31

2018

Poster for Coco

Coco

8

Shows that Pixar still have much of that old magic left.

2018.01.30

2018

Poster for Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

8

The whole film zooms colourfully by, the action erupting from nowhere, the camera constantly on the move, whipping from incident to incident like a crazed horsefly.

2018.01.27

2018

Poster for Blue Collar

Blue Collar

10

A must-see film - even more so today.

2018.01.27

2018

Poster for The Fortune

The Fortune

6

An amusing farce even if it does falter at times.

2018.01.24

2018

Poster for Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

10

The chaotic, desperate, do-or-die nature of the film’s production is reflected perfectly in what is up on screen...

2018.01.21

2018

Poster for Strangled

Strangled

6

Fascinatingly dark maybe, stomach-churningly unpleasant certainly, a richly vivid historical account most definitely.

2018.01.20

2018

Poster for Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

10

It’s the finest anti-racist film ever made. Do the right thing and make sure you see it.

2018.01.18

2018

Poster for S.M.A.R.T. Chase

S.M.A.R.T. Chase

6

A predictable and mild action film.

2018.01.18

2018

Poster for The Mystery of Picasso

The Mystery of Picasso

8

Anyone with either passion for art or who is looking for a beautifully relaxing method to while away the time should get hold of this disc.

2018.01.16

2018

Poster for Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

8

Definitely one of the stronger true crime-inspired films out there.

2018.01.15

2018

Poster for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

10

McDonagh’s characters, for all of their faults, are multifaceted and undeniably human.

2018.01.13

2018

Poster for The Exorcist III

The Exorcist III

7

An unusual horror film from its period in that it largely emphasises a believable script and implied horrors...

2018.01.11

2018

Poster for I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger

8

A nice tribute to a young man who was clearly a rare and gifted talent.

2018.01.10

2018

Poster for Matinee

Matinee

8

While Goodman is definitely the star here, the younger cast members do well enough to make their characters engaging.

2018.01.07

2018

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