Movie reviews of Evan Popplestone

These are all the movies and series that Evan has reviewed. Read more at: Cinema's Fringes.

Number of movie reviews: 548 / 548

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These ordinary people feel real and complex. We spend time sharing their joy, humour and sadness but Marc Turtletaub never handles it in a forced or overdone manner.

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2018-06-18

2018

A quintessential and highly entertaining example of how sheer in-camera ingenuity and imagination can triumph over the kind of financial constraints...

8.0

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2018-06-17

2018

Stamps its own monochromatic imprint on the vampire movie landscape.

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2018-06-17

2018

Another fine example of the recent horror renaissance.

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2018-06-16

2018

One of the great Hong Kong period martial arts flicks.

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2018-06-14

2018

It all concludes with a suspenseful, explosive climax and a hauntingly strange, poetic final image.

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2018-06-11

2018

One of those movies which is best watched late at night, preferably after some form of intoxication.

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2018-06-09

2018

Stanley Kramer's rather obvious (albeit well-meaning) message doesn’t overwhelm the film’s considerable entertainment value.

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2018-06-07

2018

Another fine piece of classic-era cinema...

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2018-06-05

2018

A film with one or two nice ideas but it comes up short in terms of execution.

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2018-06-02

2018

An utterly gripping look at how religious dogma and populist politics can threaten to tip the scales of justice away from reason and open-minded inquiry.

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2018-06-02

2018

Another powerful and imaginative piece of New Zealand cinema...

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2018-06-01

2018

While On Chesil Beach amounts to a powerful tale of doomed love, it’s not without its faults.

7.0

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2018-05-27

2018

Isn’t outright bad, it’s a rather lacklustre and uninspiring action flick which happens to be tied in with a phenomenally popular space opera franchise.

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2018-05-26

2018

An outstanding film which has never quite been given the full credit that it is due.

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2018-05-25

2018

A truly underrated horror classic.

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2018-05-23

2018

A lame space comedy that’s paradoxically worth watching once for the sheer imagination on display and for Dennis Hopper’s fine performance.

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2018-05-17

2018

A decent enough 1970s action-adventure.

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2018-05-14

2018

It’s a true Frankenstein’s monster which doesn’t quite know how to place itself within this whole Sestero-Wiseau continuum.

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2018-05-12

2018

Both something of a wasted opportunity and an undeniable guilty pleasure.

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2018-05-07

2018

Ultimately offered both too much and yet, paradoxically, too little.

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2018-05-04

2018

One of those wonderful and original movies that’s hard to pigeonhole but somehow occupies a unique place in the memory.

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2018-05-04

2018

Well-acted, well put together and undeniably heartfelt.

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2018-04-28

2018

Carves out a distinctive stylistic niche that’s hard to dismiss.

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2018-04-27

2018

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