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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Number of movie reviews: 447 / 447


Poster for The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth


It all concludes with a suspenseful, explosive climax and a hauntingly strange, poetic final image.

11 june

11 jun

Poster for Xtro



One of those movies which is best watched late at night, preferably after some form of intoxication.

9 june

9 jun

Poster for The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones


Stanley Kramer's rather obvious (albeit well-meaning) message doesn’t overwhelm the film’s considerable entertainment value.

7 june

7 jun

Poster for No Way Out

No Way Out


Another fine piece of classic-era cinema...

5 june

5 jun

Poster for Jake Speed

Jake Speed


A film with one or two nice ideas but it comes up short in terms of execution.

2 june

2 jun

Poster for Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind


An utterly gripping look at how religious dogma and populist politics can threaten to tip the scales of justice away from reason and open-minded inquiry.

2 june

2 jun

Poster for Smash Palace

Smash Palace


Another powerful and imaginative piece of New Zealand cinema...

1 june

1 jun

Poster for On Chesil Beach

On Chesil Beach


While On Chesil Beach amounts to a powerful tale of doomed love, it’s not without its faults.

27 may

27 may

Poster for Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story


Isn’t outright bad, it’s a rather lacklustre and uninspiring action flick which happens to be tied in with a phenomenally popular space opera franchise.

26 may

26 may

Poster for The Grifters

The Grifters


An outstanding film which has never quite been given the full credit that it is due.

25 may

25 may

Poster for The Old Dark House

The Old Dark House


A truly underrated horror classic.

23 may

23 may

Poster for Space Truckers

Space Truckers


A lame space comedy that’s paradoxically worth watching once for the sheer imagination on display and for Dennis Hopper’s fine performance.

17 may

17 may

Poster for Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass


A decent enough 1970s action-adventure.

14 may

14 may

Poster for Best F(r)iends: Volume One

Best F(r)iends: Volume One


It’s a true Frankenstein’s monster which doesn’t quite know how to place itself within this whole Sestero-Wiseau continuum.

12 may

12 may

Poster for Rawhead Rex

Rawhead Rex


Both something of a wasted opportunity and an undeniable guilty pleasure.

7 may

7 may

Poster for Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War


Ultimately offered both too much and yet, paradoxically, too little.

4 may

4 may

Poster for Irma Vep

Irma Vep


One of those wonderful and original movies that’s hard to pigeonhole but somehow occupies a unique place in the memory.

4 may

4 may

Poster for Marty



Well-acted, well put together and undeniably heartfelt.

28 april

28 apr

Poster for Have a Nice Day

Have a Nice Day


Carves out a distinctive stylistic niche that’s hard to dismiss.

27 april

27 apr

Poster for Super Inframan

Super Inframan


Isn’t exactly a great film. However, it is a diverting way to kill an hour and a half in the cheesiest possible way.

26 april

26 apr

Poster for The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner


A beautiful hymn to a child’s ingenuity and imagination, even amongst the world’s most brutally adverse circumstances.

24 april

24 apr

Poster for The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds


A great, if rather sad, movie that comes close to being an American equivalent of the British “social realism” movement.

22 april

22 apr

Poster for Little Murders

Little Murders


The blackly comic mania still hits the funny bone more often than not.

21 april

21 apr

Poster for The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre


An enjoyable slice of bloody gangster warfare backed up by a decent cast.

20 april

20 apr

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