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Phil’s Top 5… Documentaries About Filmmaking

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 5 Best Documentaries About Filmmaking   Close but no cigar: Best Worst Movie, Side By Side, Overnight   5 – Lost In LaMancha Terry Gilliam has a history of troubled film productions and Lost In LaMancha details what is ... Read More »

Cult of Chucky – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Cult of Chucky is a fun 7th entry into the never ending Child’s Play/ Chucky series, working as a direct sequel to 2013’s Curse Of Chucky but revisiting characters from the original Childs Play all those years ago.   Set most in an asylum and focusing on Fiona Dourif’s Nica it’s pretty much more of the same ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Three years on from single handedly saving the world, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) is now a fully fledged Kingsman and living in London with his Swedish princess girlfriend (Hannah Alstrom). All is going great until the Kingsman HQ and all of its agents are wiped out by a mysterious drug baron played by Julianne Moore. On the run and with no one to ... Read More »

Whitney Can I Be Me – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Whitney Can I Be Me asks you to believe that a person has limited control over their own choices, that others, that fame, that family, that a lack of support is at the heart of their own destruction.  If you can buy this central conceit or you are a big fan of Whitney you may get ... Read More »

Despicable Me 3 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Let’s get this out the way first – The Minion’s are the best thing about Despicable Me 3 which is odd as , in a movie of their own, the joke wore thin pretty quick. But here used sparingly they work much better.  What doesn’t work, sadly, is almost everything else.  The Dru/Gru dynamic gets old ... Read More »

Rough Night – Motion Picture Maniac

Trust me, no one is more surprised than I am to behold six stars on that score metre instead of two or one. Movies like this are released all the time, cheap, disposable, badly edited and bland looking romps about a group of friends who want to recapture their youth by getting drunk and doing drugs until something unspeakable happens ... Read More »

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Review Round Up

Want to know what all the influential news sources think of the latest hot release?  Well look no further as we round up the reviews from 5 of the most influential sources for the latest BIG RELEASE movie. This time out: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE.  Overall Critics Say   “Kingsman: The Golden Circle is as cheeky, cartoonish, and crazy as ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Stephen King Adaptations (Updated)

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: The Running Man, The Stand, IT, Christine, Apt Pupil, Carrie   5 (Tied) – IT (2017) It may not be a popular choice, joining Carrie for the Number 5 spot but IT (2017) was a ... Read More »

IT (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Damn IT was scary.  Genuinely scary.  But those scares ONLY work because you believe & care for the Losers Club who are some of the most expertly drawn and directed characters I’ve seen on screen this year.  IT is a top notch King adaptation  (certainly Top 5 worthy) and an even better horror, leaving you crying out ... Read More »

Transformers The Last Knight – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: There was a moment, just briefly, that I started to convince myself during the near epic runtime of Transformers The Last Knight that it wasn’t actually the worst Transformers film I’d seen.  Yes a low bar granted but still… small things.   After all it lacked the now (in)famous Michael Bay voyeurism that has haunted the ... Read More »