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 Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

8

Still holds up well in its own right and remains a vital part of the history of horror cinema.

5 march

5 mar

Poster for The Full Treatment

The Full Treatment

5

A rather dated but not entirely unentertaining Freudian psychological melodrama.

2 march

2 mar

Poster for Cash on Demand

Cash on Demand

7

The acting is very good across the entire cast.

2 march

2 mar

Poster for Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

Never Take Sweets from a Stranger

8

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

2 march

2 mar

Poster for The Snorkel

The Snorkel

8

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.

2 march

2 mar

Poster for I, Tonya

I, Tonya

7

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

27 february

27 feb

Poster for They Live

They Live

8

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

24 february

24 feb

Poster for Paprika

Paprika

10

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

24 february

24 feb

Poster for Something Wild

Something Wild

9

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

21 february

21 feb

Poster for Black Panther

Black Panther

6

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

19 february

19 feb

Poster for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

8

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

18 february

18 feb

Poster for Lady Bird

Lady Bird

8

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

17 february

17 feb

Poster for Magnificent Doll

Magnificent Doll

4

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

16 february

16 feb

Poster for Repo Man

Repo Man

8

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

14 february

14 feb

Poster for Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors

8

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.

13 february

13 feb

Poster for The Color of Pomegranates

The Color of Pomegranates

6

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

11 february

11 feb

Poster for The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

8

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

9 february

9 feb

Poster for House

House

6

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

7 february

7 feb

Poster for Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread

10

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

5 february

5 feb

Poster for L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

L'Enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot

6

Inferno and Clouzot remain little more than tantalising enigmas here.

1 february

1 feb

Poster for Diabolique

Diabolique

10

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

1 february

1 feb

Poster for Downsizing

Downsizing

5

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

31 january

31 jan

Poster for Coco

Coco

8

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

30 january

30 jan

Poster for Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

8

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.

27 january

27 jan

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