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 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

Poster for Escape from New York

Escape from New York

8

Still carries a singularly chilling resonance.

29 november

29 nov

Poster for The Wrong Box

The Wrong Box

8

Loads of fun for those who enjoy a decent, genuinely witty comedy.

26 november

26 nov

Poster for Georgy Girl

Georgy Girl

8

A highly enjoyable 1960s time capsule with a title song which you will struggle to get out of your head for days.

24 november

24 nov

Poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

4

Seems to be trying so hard to be part of a larger story arc that it ends up having so little to offer the casual viewer in its own right.

23 november

23 nov

Poster for Charlie Bubbles

Charlie Bubbles

6

This surreal, semi-autobiographical curiosity won’t appeal to everyone, for sure. Still, it’s of interest to fans of 1960s British cinema...

20 november

20 nov

Poster for Age of Consent

Age of Consent

7

Too flawed to be ranked up there with the likes of Black Narcissus, The Red Shoes or, for that matter, Peeping Tom. Nonetheless, at the same time, it has enough worth to deserve better than the near-obscurity in which it has languished over the years.

18 november

18 nov

Poster for Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

8

A chillingly confirmatory cementation of what has gone wrong with the United States today.

17 november

17 nov

Poster for Rats: Night of Terror

Rats: Night of Terror

5

Couldn’t possibly terrify anyone old enough to watch it but it’s cheap and cheerful Italian-made trash regardless.

15 november

15 nov

Poster for Orgies of Edo

Orgies of Edo

4

You’d have to be a member of a pretty specific audience to enjoy this one. While stylishly made, it’s little more than a cinematic wallow in the gutter.

12 november

12 nov

Poster for Shampoo

Shampoo

6

I was left somewhat underwhelmed by Shampoo despite its great cast, interesting production design and occasional laughs.

8 november

8 nov

Poster for Widows

Widows

7

Emerges as a well-crafted action-drama with enough of a socially-conscious edge to lend palpable substance to its considerable style.

7 november

7 nov

Poster for Lucky

Lucky

8

A satisfying and bittersweet tribute to a truly distinctive veteran character actor.

5 november

5 nov

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