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Phil’s Top 5… Danny Boyle Films

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: To celebrate the upcoming release of T2: Trainspotting here are my top 5 Danny Boyle Films!   Close but no cigar: Sunshine, 127 Hours, The Beach     5 – Steve Jobs Based on Walter Isaacson biography and taking ... Read More »

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Having never been a fan of the TV show, I approached the movie adaptation of Absolutely fabulous with a healthy dose of concern.  Turns out I was right.  It’s terrible.  Even the Ab fab fan I watched it with agreed. It just lacks any substance.  Or jokes. With a paper thin story and a script that ... Read More »

I Am Not A Serial Killer – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: What an interesting surprise.  I am Not A Serial Killer takes a pretty well tread genre and does something different whilst still remaining entertaining, shocking and fun.  With a (literally) killer support performance from Christopher Lloyd, a smart witty script and a twist on the genre I wasn’t expecting, I am Not A Serial Killer is ... Read More »

Blair Witch – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Blair Witch does a very good job of re-treading the far superior original for the bulk of it’s run time until, finally, in the last twenty minutes it tries to do something a little different.  By then however it’s too late and sadly whilst it has a few scary moments (and far too many cheap jump ... Read More »

War Dogs – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: War Dogs is much better than I thought, even if it does come off a bit like a bit of a cut price Wolf Of Wall Street with guns.  That’s not to take anything away from the film which for sure if fun and well cast, it just lacks any level of originality as the events ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Films of ALL Time!

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 Favourite Films of ALL Time!   Close but no cigar: Star Wars, Goonies, Die Hard, Cannonball Run, Godfather part 2, Double Indemnity, The Great Escape, Pulp Fiction   5 – Point Break Simply put one of the best ... Read More »

In A Valley of Violence – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: TI West isn’t my favourite director and again he delivers yet another patchy film which is tonally so inconstant you’re never quite sure if it’s being a parody or just poorly directed.  Okay so for me it rates as his best film yet and has moments that really impress.  It also has a few stand out performances (only on screen ... Read More »

Phil’s Best To Worst: Alien Franchise

In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review) breaks down a film related subject in order of his own personal enjoyment from Best To Worst.  This time out: Alien Films!  Best: Aliens (The Directors Cut) Aliens is not just a high water mark for the Alien franchise itself  but it’s also a high watermark in sequels, action and science fiction films. Yes ... Read More »

Ben Hur (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Ben Hur is a fine. I’ve seen both better and worse films this year.  But whilst I have no real affection to the original, you cant argue that the cast was pretty outstanding.  A few days since I watched this modern retooling of Ben Hur I cant remember a single actor from the film, or for that ... Read More »

Brotherhood – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Brotherhood is the third in Clark’s Hood trilogy.  After a near 8 year break from the release of Adulthood, we once again follow the story of Sam and see how earlier life choices still haunt him years on.  It’s smart move by Clark to add a final chapter to this story as he gets to reflect ... Read More »