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A Bad Moms Christmas – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I liked the original Bad Moms a lot.  It was funny, charming and silly. Despite the sequel not receiving the same amount of general critical or commercial acclaim, i found it to be almost equally as funny with the cast delivering as expected with the film flying past the 6, 10 and more Kermodian laugh test.  ... Read More »

Black Panther – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Black Panther is good.  It’s not quite on par with Marvel’s impressive 2017 output but it’s good fun, add’s new depth to the ever expanding Marvel universe and gives us one of Marvel’s more intimate stories.  Even if it does throw in these standard amount of things blowing up in the pot for good measure.  It ... Read More »

Black Panther – Motion Picture Maniac

In quick summary form – Black Panther is perfectly fine, it’s not one of the best Marvel films, it’s not one of the worst, I don’t think it’s quite as good as everyone has been saying thus far (made worse by the fact that it’s come out straight off the success of the fantastic Thor: Ragnarok) but it works as ... Read More »

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a brilliant film.  It’s funny, heart breaking and brutal.  It paints in shades of grey and just when it looks like it may not stick it’s landing, delivers a truly excellent last scene.  But this is Frances McDormand’s film who delivers one of the best performances of her very storied career. ... Read More »

Lady Bird – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Lady Bird is a surprise.  Arriving on the back of a near perfect Rotten Tomatoes score and a bundle of great reviews, it’s fair to say this usually isn’t my kinda of film.  What a surprise then that Lady Bird is a total joy to watch – an authentic, honest and at times heart breaking coming ... Read More »

I, Tonya – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: From voice over, talking to camera and some stylish photography and editing I, Tonya is is one of the most Scorsese films NOT directed by Scorsese. This isn’t a dig.  It works.  God it works.  The combination of great directing, a fascination story and an amazing central performance by Margot Robbie, I Tonya is very much deserving ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Underrated Film Directors

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: My top 5 Underrated Directors!   Close but no cigar: Isaac Florentine, Richard Donner, Neveldine/Taylor   5 – Don Siegel Without Siegel modern cinema would look very different.  From the reboot of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers to an Elvis ... Read More »

Coco – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Coco is Pixar back firing on all cylinders – It’s funny, charming and endearing without being preachy or over the top.  In fact I’d say that Coco happily sits towards the top end of Pixar’s considerable cannon.  Visually stunning and with top draw voice acting, it’s day of the dead theme (whilst treading similar ground to  ... Read More »

Podcast: Ross & Phil Talk… A Tale Of Three Trailers (Bonus)

This episode Ross & Phil Talk… A Tale Of Three Trailers (Bonus) This special bonus episode we tale a look at three huge trailers that dropped this week – Solo: A Star Wars Story, Deadpool 2 and Venom.  It’s kinda like Snog, Marry, Avoid for trailers. (We also chat Mission Impossible 6 and Dundee) Hosted by Award winning Filmmaker Ross Boyask ... Read More »