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 Astronaut

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

Poster for Who?

Who?

6

Who? is a somewhat interesting curiosity marred by serious shortcomings in terms of direction and production values.

26 may

26 may

Poster for The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window

9

However you feel about The Woman in the Window’s ending, it’s hard to deny that it’s a landmark in film noir history.

22 may

22 may

Poster for No Orchids for Miss Blandish

No Orchids for Miss Blandish

4

No Orchids for Miss Blandish is a dull and badly-executed pastiche despite being fairly decent from a visual standpoint.

20 may

20 may

Poster for Track 29

Track 29

8

If there’s anything for certain, however, one can confidently assert that it’s positively dripping in brightly-coloured 1980s visual flair and extremely carefully constructed out of its own rich slew of metaphors.

15 may

15 may

Poster for The Night of the Generals

The Night of the Generals

7

The Night of the Generals is no masterpiece but it is better than its reputation suggests.

12 may

12 may

Poster for Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame

8

Avengers: Endgame is a triumph for the series and recommended viewing even for those (like myself) who are typically lukewarm about all things MCU.

9 may

9 may

Poster for November

November

7

November isn’t for everyone and isn’t without its flaws but it’s still a rare experience. If you enjoy your fantasy dark and discomfiting then it’s definitely one to seek out.

6 may

6 may

Poster for The Reckless Moment

The Reckless Moment

10

The end result is one of the most gripping and memorable films of the era. A must-see.

3 may

3 may

Poster for Lilith

Lilith

7

Lilith is a fascinating watch but also inherently depressing and arguably a trifle pretentious.

1 may

1 may

Poster for The Snake Pit

The Snake Pit

8

The psychology is also decidedly dated and the Hollywood-style happy ending feels forced. Nonetheless, the overall effect is compelling in a uniquely discomfiting way.

27 april

27 apr

Poster for Dragonwyck

Dragonwyck

8

Dragonwyck is a dark, tragic gothic gem...

26 april

26 apr

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