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Phil’s Top 5… Oscar Best Picture Winners

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 this years Academy Awards, I take a look at my favourite 5 Best Picture Winners.  No Crash is NOT included.   Close but no cigar: Braveheart, The Godfather, Platoon, The Deer Hunter, The French Connection, The ... Read More »

My Favourite… Bill Paxton Film

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most. This time out: My Favourite…. Bill Paxton Film (1955-2017) Film ALIENS (1986) The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Moments from the Star Wars Prequels

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: The BEST Moments from the Star Wars Prequels . Look we all know that, in hindsight, the Prequels were rubbish.  But even bad films have good points and to be fair the prequels does have a few.  So here ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Carry On 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: Carry On Films> I have a real soft spot for the Carry On Films, very much watched in my youth.  So here are my five favourites!   Close but no cigar: Carry On Nurse, Carry On Doctor, Carry ... Read More »

Phil’s Best To Worst: Tarantino Directed Films

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: the films DIRECTED BY Quentin Tarantino!  Best: Jackie Brown It’s Tarantino’s best work, restrained like never before (but brutal when it needs to be), it’s a great adatpation of a good book and is cast to perfection ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Worst Stephen King Adaptations

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: Carrie (2013), Lawnmower Man, Maximum Overdrive, Thinner   5 – Carrie (2002) Mini Series Oh why?  Why does King insist on letting his best adaption’s be remade into torrid watered down versions of ... Read More »

My Favourite… John Hurt Film

As death continues it’s relentless march through the gifted and talented of TV and film, My Favourite… celebrates those we have lost by taking a look at a slice of their best work. Well sometimes best, sometimes just the one I like the most. This time out: My Favourite…. John Hurt (1940-2017) Film ALIEN (1979) After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as ... Read More »

Phil’s Top 5… Stephen King Adaptations

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out:   Close but no cigar: The Running Man, The Stand, IT, Christine, Apt Pupil   5 – Carrie DePalma’s Carrie was a strong early King adaptation, based on an equally strong book.  A great cast and THAT ending ... Read More »

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 »

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 »