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

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

10

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

7

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

7

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

20 april

20 apr

Poster for Suddenly, Last Summer

Suddenly, Last Summer

8

A beautiful and lyrical film which is as disturbing when watched nowadays as it undoubtedly was back then.

20 april

20 apr

Poster for Cherry 2000

Cherry 2000

6

Makes for an interesting viewing when placed in context.

12 april

12 apr

Poster for Harper

Harper

8

Effortlessly enjoyable and it’s easy to see why it was so popular with audiences at the time.

11 april

11 apr

Poster for Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

6

It’s decent enough that it can’t be wholeheartedly dismissed, yet it is never quite satisfying enough to reach true greatness.

10 april

10 apr

Poster for Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs

8

A harrowing look at how countries and their inhabitants can degenerate into extremist positions...

9 april

9 apr

Poster for A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

9

An impressively original piece of nerve-shredding cinema.

7 april

7 apr

Poster for Amazon Women on the Moon

Amazon Women on the Moon

7

While the sketches don’t always hit the mark, there’s enough of the good to make it worthwhile.

5 april

5 apr

Poster for The Warriors

The Warriors

8

There is also a distinctively otherworldly vibe to the film.

2 april

2 apr

Poster for Point Blank

Point Blank

10

One of those classic, iconic movies which begs to be watched again and again, if only to savour its memorable highlights and ponder...

1 april

1 apr

Poster for Ready Player One

Ready Player One

8

Such a generously entertaining popcorn-munching rollercoaster ride that the shortcomings aren’t all that noticeable. Get ready to play!

30 march

30 mar

Poster for Hercules

Hercules

3

Does provide some guilty amusement in small doses.

29 march

29 mar

Poster for Tears of the Black Tiger

Tears of the Black Tiger

8

A genuinely touching and bittersweet tale of star-crossed lovers.

28 march

28 mar

Poster for The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Bloodstained Butterfly

7

Helmut Berger walks away with the acting honours here...

27 march

27 mar

Poster for Isle of Dogs

Isle of Dogs

8

It’s another piece of cinematic joyousness from a director who has always stamped his own personality on his work - and it’s a great personality.

26 march

26 mar

Poster for RoboCop

RoboCop

9

One of the defining films of its decade.

24 march

24 mar

Poster for Breathless

Breathless

7

A relic from the 1980s which could very easily be either loved or hated - but never accused of being boring.

22 march

22 mar

Poster for Images

Images

8

It’s one of those weird gems littered with subtle clues that seems to beg repeated viewings.

22 march

22 mar

Poster for The Return of Ringo

The Return of Ringo

9

Ranks amongst the top tier of the spaghetti western subgenre...

20 march

20 mar

Poster for A Pistol for Ringo

A Pistol for Ringo

7

Has a sense of pure, unadulterated fun which makes it easier to watch for an hour and a half when you are in a glum mood.

20 march

20 mar

Poster for The Passenger

The Passenger

10

An absolute must for any serious film fan.

17 march

17 mar

Poster for The Barefoot Contessa

The Barefoot Contessa

6

Despite the sheer beauty of both actress Ava Gardner and the cinematography of Jack Cardiff, the storytelling lacks the necessary emotional impact.

14 march

14 mar

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