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
Based on Walter Isaacson biography and taking a rather unconventional approach, Steve Jobs was an awesome look at one of technology’s greatest characters, delivered in a way only Danny Boyle would dare. Oh and an award nominated script by the maestro Aaron Sorkin… what more could you ask.
4 – Shallow Grave
Years on, Danny Boyle’s low budget debut Shallow Grave is still a damn good film and one that launched us the careers of two of the UK’s most known actors. Tense, tightly directed and thrilling.
Showing the Boyle can turn his style to almost any narrative, Slumdog tells a colourful love story set against a bizarre story of a street kid and a TV game show. Excellent performances and well a deserved Oscar win for Boyle.
2 – 28 Days Later
Simply put one of the best Zombie/Horror films ever made, one of the best low budget films ever made, one of the best British films ever made.
1 – Trainspotting
Iconic. Groundbreaking. Masterpiece. Trainspotting is all this and more. It’s also damn harrowing and gave us a soundtrack that defined a generation. A must see.