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Jason Bourne – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Jason Bourne is a slog.  It’s starts fine but it isn’t long until you realise that what you are seeing is basically a ‘best of compilation’ of Bourne’s greatest hits from films gone by.  A car chase.  A fight. A shoot out. Political intrigue. Another project. Locations. Things.  God I’m bored. Nothing lands here.  Nothing beats ... Read More »

Don’t Breathe – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Don’t Breathe is actually really rather good.  A paired back, tense (and at times) brutal home invasion film with a difference, it’s limited budget, limited locations and stand out cast put this up there as one of 2016’s best horrors.  And whilst you may or may not like the Blumhouse style filming on display here (Blumhouse are not directly ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Film Soundtrack Albums

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Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:Film Soundtrack Albums! So to be clear here we are not talking actual film soundtracks but the released OST soundtrack albums that are related on iTunes and (in the old days) CD’s. Close but no cigar:O Brother Where Art ... Read More »

Amanda Knox – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Once again Netflix delivers a strong original documentary product to go alongside it’s well regarded TV offerings.  And whilst Amanda Knox suffers slightly from it’s over fascination with it’s subject matter (kinda over ‘Foxy Knoxy’), the ability to dive deeply into her as a person gives us, the viewer, a fascinating look at a person who still ... Read More »

Trolls – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Trolls isn’t a bad film.  At times it’s actually really funny. But then we get a Troll’s version of a pop hit you’d rather never listen to, surrounded by glitter and pooping cup cakes and you realise that, under the shine, there really is zero depth to this film. This said my 6 year old LOVED ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Remakes!

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Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Remakes. Yes the dreaded “R” word.  But hey not all Remakes are rubbish like Total Recall or Point Break.  In fact some are stone cold classics.  Here’s some of my favourites…   Close but no cigar:The Fly, Little ... Read More »

I, Olga Hepnarova – Motion Picture Maniac

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Even as I attempt to begin this review, I’m still not entirely sure how or where I should start; you see, I saw a movie the other day – “I, Olga Hepnarova” (sometimes titled I, Olga for short), a film of such staggering brilliance and poignancy, that, when it ended, I had to immediately put it right back to the ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – A Street Cat Named Bob

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Young twenty something James Bowen is a recovering heroin addict, living rough on the streets of London and scraping a living as a busker. Shown pity by his kindly social worker he manages to get allocated a small flat, wherein he meets a stray ginger cat who wanders in one day looking for food. Noticing the cat has an injury James takes him to the ... Read More »

Doctor Strange – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Doctor Strange is a Marvel film that, for the most part, you forget is a Marvel film.  Which is a VERY good thing as (for me at least) Marvel as a brand to get a little stale with the sub par Avengers sequel and Civil War not being a stand out as you would have expected.  ... Read More »

Ouija: Origin Of Evil – Motion Picture Maniac

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Ouija: Origin Of Evil, is fun… I can hardly believe it either, it’s a film that shouldn’t be good and yet it is, it’s a sequel to one of the worst horror films in recent memory, it has the word “origin” in its title, just reason after reason to be horrible and yet I found it really enjoyable; is the ... Read More »