Timothy Evans

Timothy Evans

Favorite films

  • You Can Count on Me
  • Point Break
  • Nashville
  • Sun Don't Shine

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  • Barbarosa

    ★★★

  • The Saint

    ★★

  • Anyone But You

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales

    ★★★★

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  • Barbarosa

    Barbarosa

    ★★★

    Director Fred Schepisi’s first film in America is a flavourful, beautifully textured and lit western, with arresting striations of colour, made at a time when the genre was at its lowest ebb, written by the great William D. Wittliff (Raggedy Man, Country).

    Remote Texan landscapes are grim and tough, and play an interesting counterpoint to the buddy comedy energy of executive producers Willie Nelson and Gary Busey (the latter is horrifying later on with long hair and a straggly beard).…

  • The Saint

    The Saint

    ★★

    If I want a wintery '90s junky chase movie, I'll take Chain Reaction, but there's no denying that this mostly garbage flop is utterly beautiful, Goldeneye cinematographer Phil Méheux making it all look like a cross between a Bond film and one of the same year's most visually striking releases, Mimic.

    You've also got stately, perfectly controlled editing (at least on a scene by scene basis) from legendary cutter Terry Rawlings, and heftily impressive production design from Joseph C. Nemec…

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  • The Fabulous Baker Boys

    The Fabulous Baker Boys

    ★★★★

    In my least favourite decade of film, The Fabulous Baker Boys is immediately one of my favourites of the '80s for being the polar opposite of the avarice represented by the era on-screen.

    Hard-bitten, wintery photography makes the bottom of show business feel bottomless; the small-time struggles of a lounge trio cut through with a line of smart-alecky cynicism as sharp and sad as unforgiving Seattle winds.

    Pithy patter masks fifteen years of pathetic artistic compromise, while a constant fog…

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ½

    In place of rapey anal jokes (unless you count the title), we've got an extended fingering gag!

    They may dress like it, but none of the characters or the makers of this repellant trash have any class or clue about acting like a gentleman.

    For a second time, Matthew Vaughn tries to sell us on the idea of Colin Firth's Harry Hart being a firm believer of "manners maketh man", but these are empty words, for this even fouler-mouthed sequel's…