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Phil’s Top 5 (ish)… Movie Posters 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: Movie Posters! Never underestimate how crucial Movie Posters are to getting bums on seats. An iconic poster can make a film.  It’s impossible to pick just 5 so here are a selection in NO order of my top movie ... Read More »

The Neon Demon – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Well it’s no Only God Forgives. Thank god. It’s also sadly no Drive, the heights of which Winding Refn looks like he may never reach again. That said The Neon Demon didn’t drive me to switching off the film like Only God Forgives did and, actually whilst it wasn’t mad keen, I’ve seen a lot worse ... Read More »

Westworld (1973) – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Westworld has always been fondly remembered, especially by me as one of the first adult Sci-Fi movies I ever saw. Years on, and on the dawn of a massive budget HBO series, it was interesting to see just how paired down and raw the film was.  A minimal budget used to it’s best effect with an ... Read More »

The Little Prince – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: An Netflix exclusive, The Little Prince is hands down one of the best animated films of the year and easily rates alongside some of Pixar’s recent return to form films.  A charming retelling of a classic French kids novel, The Little Prince is expertly written, sublimely animated and pulls at the heart strings in the right ... Read More »

Kickboxer Vengeance – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Imagine if JCVD’s original 80’s Kickboxer had even worse acting, poorly directed martial arts scenes and a film stealing cameo from a genre legend that made the rest of the film cry out for those moments when he was on screen as apposed to your star?  Well we’d probably not have this rather pants remake for ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… One Hit Wonder Movie 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: One Hit Wonder Movie directors. Close but no cigar: Michael Lehmann, Charles Laughton, Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel & Benoit Poelvoorde, Jan De Bont, John Singleton 5 – Tony Kaye – American History X Studio fallouts, it’s lead star locking ... Read More »

Yoga Hosers – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Okay so after the disappointing Red State and the frankly appalling Tusk (one of my worst films of 2015), my expectations for Yoger Hosers – a semi-sequel to Tusk – were pretty low.  It’s nice to report then that I actually quite enjoyed Smith’s latest.  Yes it’s puerile, yes it’s anal related humour is childish and ... Read More »

Central Intelligence – A Quick Capsule Review


Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I love the Rock.  I don’t get Kevin Hart.  But I’m always willing to give him try. So chances are Central Intelligence was going to leave me convicted.  It didn’t.  I can say without conflict that Central Intelligence is one of the least funny films of 2016.  Possibly even the last decade.  It’s just painful.  The Rock ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – The Magnificent 7


When the townsfolk of Rose Creek are threatened with eviction and certain death by ruthless mining baron Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard) they hire seven tough as nails gunslingers – led by famed bounty hunter Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington)  – to mount a fightback and save their town. When i was growing up there were several types of film that i loved  – sci fi, war, and particularly westerns. ... Read More »