Phil’s Top 5… Kevin Smith 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: Kevin Smith Films
Close but no cigar: Clerks 2, Red State, Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie
5 – Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back
Take two immature, silly but fun characters and you end up with a immature, silly but fun film. Not my favourite Smith joint but a hoot none the less.
4 – Dogma
Smith tackled religion in his own very unique way – with lots of dick jokes and poop monsters. Also a fine performance from Alan Rickman.
3 – Chasing Amy
Smith’s third film was still made for peanuts, Chasing Amy was Smith doing a more sensitive story and even included his own unique take on that infamous Jaws injury scene. Classic
2 – Clerks
Clerks is a cracking independent film that set the bar for low budget films to follow. Weak acting for sure but memorable characters and some cracking dialogue.
1 – Mallrats
It’s not as raw as Clerks but Mallrats is funnier, sillier and ruder. Packed of memorable characters and sharp dialogue, Mallrats is criminally under appreciated.