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 Hounds of Love

Hounds of Love

8

Definitely one of the stronger true crime-inspired films out there.

15 january

15 jan

Poster for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

10

McDonagh’s characters, for all of their faults, are multifaceted and undeniably human.

13 january

13 jan

Poster for The Exorcist III

The Exorcist III

7

An unusual horror film from its period in that it largely emphasises a believable script and implied horrors...

11 january

11 jan

Poster for I Am Heath Ledger

I Am Heath Ledger

8

A nice tribute to a young man who was clearly a rare and gifted talent.

10 january

10 jan

Poster for Matinee

Matinee

8

While Goodman is definitely the star here, the younger cast members do well enough to make their characters engaging.

7 january

7 jan

Poster for The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers

10

A film that fully deserves its plaudits and counts as an essential piece of education...

7 january

7 jan

Poster for New World

New World

8

A sprawling gangster epic with as much attention to fine detail as their is to portraying the inevitable violent acts.

5 january

5 jan

Poster for The Killers

The Killers

8

There’s so much sick, twisted entertainment here that the cheap look can be forgiven.

1 january

1 jan

Poster for The Witches

The Witches

5

It will undoubtedly appeal to buffs of Italian arthouse cinema, albeit mainly for curiosity value.

31 december

31 dec

Poster for Videodrome

Videodrome

9

Videodrome is perhaps the most thematically rich and visually audacious of the lot...

31 december

31 dec

Poster for North by Northwest

North by Northwest

10

Exciting, twisted, hilarious and subtly erotic.

29 december

29 dec

Poster for This Is Spinal Tap

This Is Spinal Tap

10

There is a genuine affection for the characters that just about any viewer, whether they love rock, or they hate it, can readily latch onto.

26 december

26 dec

Poster for Black Christmas

Black Christmas

8

A dark horror gift that keeps on giving.

24 december

24 dec

Poster for The Masque of the Red Death

The Masque of the Red Death

8

Price turns in one of his finest performances here...

23 december

23 dec

Poster for Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark

9

The script and performances hold up very well.

22 december

22 dec

Poster for Duel

Duel

10

Spielberg really does live by the cinematic maxims of “show, don’t tell” and “less is more”.

22 december

22 dec

Poster for 1941

1941

4

Even in 1941 there are occasional salvageable moments amongst the wreckage.

22 december

22 dec

Poster for Zombie Flesh Eaters

Zombie Flesh Eaters

8

As a straightforward horror film Zombie Flesh Eaters works incredibly well.

22 december

22 dec

Poster for The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon

10

A treasure that should take up 34 minutes of the life of anyone with the slightest love of cinema.

22 december

22 dec

Poster for The Parallax View

The Parallax View

8

Sn’t flawless - it suffers from some rather awkwardly-edited moments - but it still holds up as a superior and imaginative 1970s thriller.

21 december

21 dec

Poster for The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

10

A fast paced and cinematically rich experience for viewers of any age.

20 december

20 dec

Poster for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

8

There’s a good deal of method to the madness, however, as the myriad twists and turns are cleverly worked out.

19 december

19 dec

Poster for Il gatto a nove code

Il gatto a nove code

7

Solid, second-tier Argento.

18 december

18 dec

Poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

10

A truly Shakespearean, heartrending tragedy interwoven with wider themes that touch on today’s world...

15 december

15 dec

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