Movies – R

Remains Of The Day, The (1993)

A butler in a 1930s aristocratic household has dedicated himself to serving his master, putting duty above all else and repressing his affection for the housekeeper, who also happens to be in love with him. On the outbreak of war, the nobleman’s Nazi sympathies come to light, marking a change of heart in the old(…)

Removalists, The (1975)

On his first day in the police force, Constable Neville Ross (John Hargreaves) learns the ropes from Sergeant Dan Simmonds (Peter Cummins), an experienced officer who hates corruption, but never pays for a hamburger. When two women come to report a wife-beater, the sergeant gets the victim to strip off part of her clothing, saying(…)

Repo Man (1984)

Back when Emilio Estevez was still a star, Alex Cox cast him in Repo Man – a bizarre, mishmash of a farce that features punk rockers, CIA agents, strange scientists and other odd-ball characters all chasing a used car with alien creatures in the trunk. The title refers to one particular weirdo – Bud, a sleazy character(…)

Reptile, The (1966)

  Blowup may have been the peak of auteur-driven cinema in Britain in 1966, but the year also represented something of an annus mirabilis for Hammer Films. These 12 months alone saw the release of their prehistoric adventure One Million Years B.C., Dracula Prince of Darkness, occult drama The Witches, and two rural horrors directed(…)

Repulsion (1965)

Roman Polanski’s Repulsion was concerned with a repressed young Belgian woman (Catherine Deneuve) whose fear of sex leads her to withdraw into paranoid isolation in an apartment in London’s South Kensington. She then proceeds to brutally murder her would-be boyfriend (John Fraser) and slash her lecherous landlord (Patrick Wymark) to death with a razor when they attempt(…)

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

An experienced crime boss, Joe Cabot, and his son (Nice Guy Eddie) hire six thieves to pull off a robbery of a diamond wholesaler. None of the men know each other, and they are assigned code names: Mr White, Mr Orange, Mr Pink, Mr Blonde, Mr Brown and Mr Blue. Thus if one gets caught,(…)

Return of the Fly (1959)

Fifteen years after his father’s experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre (Brett Halsey) and his uncle François (Vincent Price) attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have disastrous results, turning Philippe into a horrible half-man, half-fly creature. Vincent Price signed on after reading the first draft of the(…)

Return Of The Jedi (1983)

Return Of The Jedi (1983)

The third and last (at the time) instalment of the original Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi, with a $32.5 million price tag tied up a lot of loose ends, showed off 942 special effects, introduced a few new scaly monsters and furry heroes in a variety of shapes and sizes, and managed to sign off respectably,(…)

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

This semi-sequel to George Romero’s cult chiller is a wonderful tongue-in-cheek horror flick. “They’re back. They’re hungry. And they’re not vegetarian,” blared the poster. A missing army shipment of top-secret toxic gas is released by Frank and Freddy, two bumbling employees of the Uneeda Medical Supplies company, causing zombie corpses to rise from the dead, in(…)

Return of the Pink Panther, The (1975)

The inept Inspector Clouseau sets out to unmask a notorious international jewel thief believed to be behind the theft of a priceless diamond – but anarchy, as ever, follows wherever he goes. With his career flagging, Peter Sellers repeatedly returned to his Inspector Clouseau role, and everyone should be appreciative. This is Blake Edwards and(…)

Revenge Of The Nerds (1984)

Pre-TV hunk Anthony Edwards (future star of the hit TV series ER) and Robert Carradine play Gilbert and Lewis, a pair of stereotypical nerds. Along with their fellow outcasts, they form their own fraternity for un-hip students and go to war with the evil Alpha Betas. Along with a sorority of sister outcasts (the Omega Mu’s?),(…)

Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)

Bumbling Inspector Clouseau’s adventures seem to have come to an end when he is mistakenly declared dead. However, the disaster-prone detective is, in fact, alive and well and takes advantage of the situation to launch an undercover investigation into his own murder, adopting a variety of cunning disguises. There are so many comedy turns hanging(…)

Revolution (1985)

The story of the American Revolution against the British crown in 1776. Tom Dobb Al Pacino Sergeant Major Peasy Donald Sutherland Daisy McConnahay Nastassja Kinski Mrs McCannahay Joan Plowright Mr McCannahay Dave King Sergeant Jones Steven Berkoff Corty John Wells Liberty woman Annie Lennox Ned Dobb Dexter Fletcher Young Ned Sid Owen Lord Hampton Richard(…)

Revolutionary, The (1970)

A compelling portrayal by Jon Voight of a political subversive makes this worth the effort of watching. As “A”, he moves from handing out revolutionary leaflets at college to an attempted assassination, in a moral tale that’s too one-track for its own good but, which, nevertheless, poses hard questions for would-be revolutionaries who might become(…)

Rhinestone (1984)

Contrary to popular belief, Sylvester Stallone does have the knack for comedy, albeit in a light form. However, he frequently lacks the ability to judge if a script is good, especially if he’s involved in its writing, as he was with this modern take on Pygmalion. Country star, Dolly Parton takes a bet on whether(…)