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 Cash on Demand

Cash on Demand

7.0

1962, Drama, Crime

The acting is very good across the entire cast.

2018.03.02

Poster for Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

8.0

1960, Drama, Suspense, Mystery

The performances are generally solid across the board, in particular from Felix Aylme, Janina Faye and Patrick Allen.

2018.03.02

Poster for The Snorkel

The Snorkel

8.0

1958, Suspense

While Guy Green isn’t (at the risk of stating the obvious) in the same league as Hitchcock there are some highly effective moments of suspense here.

2018.03.02

Poster for I, Tonya

I, Tonya

7.0

2017, Drama

Robbie more than carries the film on her shoulders, ably abetted by both Stan and Janney.

2018.02.27

Poster for They Live

They Live

8.0

1988, Horror, Action, Suspense, Science fiction

Roddy Piper is tough and can deliver his one-liners with deadpan flair, but at the same time conveys a real underdog vulnerability.

2018.02.24

Poster for パプリカ

パプリカ

10

2006, Animation, Drama, Suspense, Science fiction, Mystery

A classic example of how wildly imaginative and far ahead of the curve much Japanese anime has been.

2018.02.24

Poster for Something Wild

Something Wild

9.0

1986, Comedy, Crime, Love

It’s all about having fun and ensuring that the viewer which it takes along for the ride does too. It succeeds admirably.

2018.02.21

Poster for Black Panther

Black Panther

6.0

2018, Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Science fiction

Blandly watchable with just enough in the way of story, character moments and humour in between...

2018.02.19

Poster for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

8.0

1962, Drama, Horror, Suspense

An uncomfortably true reflection of the dark side the cult of celebrity that has never gone away and...

2018.02.18

Poster for Lady Bird

Lady Bird

8.0

2017, Drama, Comedy

A textured and refreshingly honest look at the trials and tribulations of being on the cusp of adulthood.

2018.02.17

Poster for Magnificent Doll

Magnificent Doll

4.0

1946, Drama, History

Strictly for Ginger Rogers aficionados. It trivialises history in a way that is certainly noticeable when watched with modern eyes...

2018.02.16

Poster for Repo Man

Repo Man

8.0

1984, Comedy, Suspense, Crime, Science fiction

For those who can click into its freewheeling unconventionality, it’s a fun ride.

2018.02.14

Poster for Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

8.0

1994, Drama

Isn’t a comfortable watch but it is a memorable one thanks to its excellent performances and forthright manner in tackling the subject of domestic abuse.

2018.02.13

Poster for Цвет граната

Цвет граната

6.0

1969, Drama

People who are into the more esoteric end of the world cinema spectrum will doubtless be enchanted by The Color of Pomegranates.

2018.02.11

Poster for The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

8.0

2017, Fantasy, Drama, Love

Del Toro is a director who understands the wonder and power of fantasy...

2018.02.09

Poster for ハウス

ハウス

6.0

1977, Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Feels more like a filmed pop art exhibition than an actual movie and, as such, is definitely a “love it or hate it” effort...

2018.02.07

Poster for Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

10

2017, Drama, Love

A movie that says so much about relationships between men and women and the dysfunctionality of their traditional respective roles.

2018.02.05

Poster for L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

6.0

2009, Documentary

Inferno and Clouzot remain little more than tantalising enigmas here.

2018.02.01

Poster for Les Diaboliques

Les Diaboliques

10

1955, Drama, Horror, Suspense

A darkly potent piece of work from one of the finest directors in the rich history of French cinema.

2018.02.01

Poster for Downsizing

Downsizing

5.0

2017, Drama, Comedy, Science fiction

There could so easily have been something great here, dammit!

2018.01.31

Poster for Coco

Coco

8.0

2017, Adventure, Animation

Shows that Pixar still have much of that old magic left.

2018.01.30

Poster for Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

8.0

1986, Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy

The whole film zooms colourfully by, the action erupting from nowhere, the camera constantly on the move, whipping from incident to incident like a crazed horsefly.

2018.01.27

Poster for Blue Collar

Blue Collar

10

1978, Drama, Crime

A must-see film - even more so today.

2018.01.27

Poster for The Fortune

The Fortune

6.0

1975, Comedy, Crime, Love

An amusing farce even if it does falter at times.

2018.01.24

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