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 Police Story 2

Police Story 2

7

Has a bit more depth and is better constructed than the first film but, on the downside, doesn’t offer quite as much in the way of pure, unfettered fun.

26 august

26 aug

Poster for Police Story

Police Story

8

A textbook example of the reasons why Jackie Chan became firmly established as one of Asia’s biggest movie stars during the 1980s.

26 august

26 aug

Poster for Apprentice to Murder

Apprentice to Murder

6

Worth a look if you want something vaguely horror-esque but different from the usual.

20 august

20 aug

Poster for Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

10

As courtroom dramas go, this one definitely stands right up there with the best. It’s grand and superbly acted entertainment.

17 august

17 aug

Poster for The Changeling

The Changeling

8

An underrated gem with great camerawork, effective spine chills and fine acting.

16 august

16 aug

Poster for Tideland

Tideland

4

While it’s extremely difficult to rate objectively, the critical slating which it received is understandable.

13 august

13 aug

Poster for Cannibal Ferox

Cannibal Ferox

4

A pretty weak excuse for a film and is only worthy of any note for its inordinate level of gore.

7 august

7 aug

Poster for Flesh + Blood

Flesh + Blood

8

An intelligent and brutal entry in Paul Verhoeven’s filmography...

6 august

6 aug

Poster for Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

9

Burt Lancaster turns in one of his best performances of his career...

3 august

3 aug

Poster for Street Mobster

Street Mobster

5

This violent and interestingly deglamourised gangster flick is marred by its rather unlikeable and opaque central character, not to mention its ugly sexual politics.

30 july

30 jul

Poster for The Terror of the Tongs

The Terror of the Tongs

4

A dubious and largely racist historical potboiler.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for Yesterday's Enemy

Yesterday's Enemy

8

A fierce and intelligent depiction of the ugly cruelties of war.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for The Stranglers of Bombay

The Stranglers of Bombay

4

Unfortunately, it’s significantly less interesting than Blood Island.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for The Camp on Blood Island

The Camp on Blood Island

6

A gripping and grueling wartime drama graced with a suitably stoic, yet tangibly human lead performance by André Morell.

29 july

29 jul

Poster for Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

10

The best action movie to come out in a long time. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

26 july

26 jul

Poster for King of Hearts

King of Hearts

8

Possesses enough surreal magic to make it well worth a look for any movie buff.

22 july

22 jul

Poster for The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

8

A rich and imaginative work which will delight some but leave others cold.

21 july

21 jul

Poster for Alice Sweet Alice

Alice Sweet Alice

6

Alice Sweet Alice, despite its flaws, is an intriguing tale of terror for him to leave us alone in the dark with.

16 july

16 jul

Poster for Racer and the Jailbird

Racer and the Jailbird

6

Just enjoy the acting, the steamy sex scenes, the burst of fast-paced action...

15 july

15 jul

Poster for Allure

Allure

6

While Allure is admirable in its performances and sense of honesty, a few technical and storytelling aspects fail to convince.

13 july

13 jul

Poster for La coda dello scorpione

La coda dello scorpione

7

Might baffle the hell out of you, it succeeds in being enjoyably glossy Euro-trash.

12 july

12 jul

Poster for The China Syndrome

The China Syndrome

8

Isn’t quite the masterpiece that its reputation suggests, it still entertains and provokes in equal measure.

8 july

8 jul

Poster for Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

10

It is idiosyncratic, it features some individual works which leave more impression than others, but we are still blown away at the end regardless.

6 july

6 jul

Poster for Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl

Several Conversations About a Very Tall Girl

8

The focus on the finer details of the relationship creates a gradual sense of investment which makes the climactic argument all the more shattering.

4 july

4 jul

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