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 Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts

10

1963, Adventure, Fantasy

An archetypal Bank Holiday favourite which holds up remarkably well even after all of these years.

2017.11.21

Poster for Mysterious Island

Mysterious Island

7.0

1961, Adventure, Fantasy, Science fiction

Decent, colourful science-fantasy fun.

2017.11.21

Poster for Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

5.0

2017, Drama, Love

It’s a real shame that such a great Annette Bening performance has ended up in such a dispiriting film...

2017.11.18

Poster for Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

6.0

2017, Drama, Crime, Mystery

A film which largely does what it says on the tin and does so with enough overall style and charm to make it hard to resent.

2017.11.17

Poster for The Ice Pirates

The Ice Pirates

6.0

1984, Action, Comedy, Science fiction

It could have been great if the tone was more consistent...

2017.11.17

Poster for Wolf

Wolf

6.0

1994, Fantasy, Drama, Horror

Worth watching for its occasional bold ideas and a fine cast.

2017.11.17

Poster for The Big Combo

The Big Combo

8.0

1955, Drama, Action, Suspense, Crime, Mystery

A memorable noir thriller with a catchy jazzy theme by David Raksin.

2017.11.17

Poster for Force of Evil

Force of Evil

10

1948, Drama, Action, Crime

Deservedly ranked as a noir classic.

2017.11.17

Poster for Secret Beyond the Door

Secret Beyond the Door

6.0

1948, Drama, Suspense, Crime

It’s a bad melodrama that’s paradoxically well worth watching due to some truly great moments of cinema.

2017.11.17

Poster for The Dark Mirror

The Dark Mirror

8.0

1946, Suspense

A well-crafted and involving thriller, albeit not quite a perfect one.

2017.11.17

Poster for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

9.0

1989, Drama, Crime

A visually beautiful affair.

2017.11.14

Poster for Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

8.0

1976, Action, Suspense, Crime

Works very well as a piece of economical action cinema...

2017.11.11

Poster for Network

Network

10

1976, Drama

Performances are fantastic across the boar...

2017.11.10

Poster for The Wicked Lady

The Wicked Lady

5.0

1983, Adventure, Drama

Enjoyable on a shallow level.

2017.11.10

Poster for Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

9.0

2014, Adventure, Action, Comedy, Science fiction

One of the finest Hollywood blockbusters of recent years.

2017.11.10

Poster for Women in Love

Women in Love

8.0

1969, Drama, Love

It’s overlong and somewhat waffly on occasion - its sense of cinema as a means to transport and express is undeniable.

2017.11.10

Poster for Witchfinder General

Witchfinder General

7.0

1968, Drama, Horror, History

The sense of tension is well-orchestrated with great use of back-and-forth edits.

2017.11.10

Poster for Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners

6.0

1986, Fantasy, Drama, Music, Love

Charming in its own way.

2017.11.09

Poster for Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

8.0

1986, Drama, Horror, Suspense, Crime

Remains a frightening, untameable enigma, eluding any comfort blanket of psychological understanding and rationalisation...

2017.11.09

Poster for The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

10

2017, Drama, Horror, Suspense, Mystery

Has a touch less of Dog’s jaw-droppingly batshit creativity but it’s more immaculately-crafted all-round.

2017.11.07

Poster for Miracle Mile

Miracle Mile

10

1989, Suspense, Science fiction, Love

A fantastic one-of-a-kind apocalyptic thrille...

2017.11.03

Poster for Departures

Departures

7.0

2008, Drama

An absorbing if somewhat sombre drama about appreciating and understanding the cycle of life.

2017.11.03

Poster for Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

10

2017, Animation, Drama, Mystery

As a one-of-a-kind look at what drives an artist’s creativity, it’s an absolute must.

2017.10.31

Poster for Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

8.0

2017, Music, Documentary

This documentary does take a fine stab at painting her in a well-rounded manner.

2017.10.31

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