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City of Tiny Lights – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Frustratingly there is an amazing hard boiled British noir in City of Tiny Lights busting to get out and up until the ending it almost pulls it off.  Almost.  It’s not the cast (well not Ahmed at least who is excellent) or the cinematography which drips of Neon lights and hardboiled locations. It’s not even the ... Read More »

Raw – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Raw is a visceral, bloody, hardcore look at family, desire and, er, cannibalism.  Arriving on a sea of hype – people walking out of screenings, vomiting, fainting and everything in between it’s a film that has a lot of live up to.   And for once it does.   One of the most intimate looks on ... Read More »

Spark – Motion Picture Maniac

Let’s have a bit of fun with this review, I’m going to recite the plot of the animated sci-fi kiddie adventure “Spark” and every time I mention something that’s already appeared in countless films before, you take a shot, OK ready? So there’s this planet that’s apparently wonderful and brilliant, because voiceover narration tells us it is, and it’s ruled ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Bruce Wayne’s

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: the best Big (and small) screen Bruce Wayne’s…   Close but no cigar: Will Arnett, Val Kilmer, George Clooney   5 – Ben Affleck Like the film or not, Affleck’s broken Bruce Wayne is a dark step for sure ... Read More »

Power Rangers (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Power Rangers is nothing like the small budget TV show that spawned a multi generation franchise.  What the original show lacked in budget it made up for in creative monsters, fun action set pieces and (mostly) light hearted fun.  Sadly the 2017 movie version replaces all this with a big fat budget, a couple of bits ... Read More »

My Favourite… John G. Avildsen Film

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most. This time out: My Favourite…. John G. Avildsen (1935-2017) Film THE KARATE KID (1984) Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California ... Read More »

Mindhorn – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Mindhorn would have been a really funny TV episode or even extended TV episode but over the course of a feature length film it does sometimes run out of steam which is a shame because as a comedy creation Mindhorn could have been up there with a David Brent or Alan partridge. Julian Barratt is great ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 3rd Edition (June 2017)

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2017’s movies, as well as the best films I missed from last year and the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review Sharknado Award.  All in my very humble opinion…   BEST Films Of 2017… So Far:   T2 Trainspotting (9/10) OJ Made In America (9/10) La La Land (8/10) Logan (8/10) Prevenge  (8/10) ... Read More »