Quick Review

Tactical Force – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Arriving straight to DVD back in 2011 (and probably straight to Netflix in most places), Tactical Force is a vehicle for former wrestler ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and former Spawn star Michael Jai White.  It doesn’t really do much for either career to be fair and the film is It’s terrible for the most part but ... Read More »

Death Note (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I’ve not seen the Death Note Anime.  So with that in mind I approached director Adam Wingard’s live action reboot/remake with zero baggage.   Which is good because pulled away from all the “Not as good as the original” standard remarks, I found a heap of stuff to enjoy in this well paced, teen thriller.  Playing ... Read More »

What The Health – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: What The Health is well made, delivers startling information and, if you believe what you see, offers a cure for everything but just changing your diet.  Thing is, as with any documentary, it’s a very one sided view of it’s subject and delving deeper you find out that it relies on some very shaky facts & ... Read More »

Blade Runner 2049 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: So this is a turn up for the books – Blade Runner 2049 (Still a terrible DTV title) ends up being one of the best films of 2017.  Who saw that coming?  To be fair teaming up Reynolds, Deakins and director Villeneuve was a good starting point but still this was a sequel that nobody really wanted ... Read More »

Blade Runner: The Final Cut – A Classic Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I like Blade Runner. I rewatched it today in it’s Final Cut form (a version I’ve never seen before). It’s a great film for sure, visually stunning and unquestionably groundbreaking .  BUT and this is a BIG but… the story isn’t that great and worse still Decker is pretty useless as a character (Come on he ... Read More »

6 Days – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: 6 Days tells the true story of the Iranian Embassy assault in the early 80’s, a story most baby boomers will remember vividly.  Jamie Bell and Mark Strong are good in their roles as SAS soldier and Police Negotiator respectively and the film moves at a pace.  It does however mostly ignore the wider politics of ... Read More »

Anvil The Story Of Anvil – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Anvil is so insane that I genuinely had to Google whether or not it was a Mocumentry or not.  Turns out it isn’t.  Which in itself is concerning because in all honesty this is one of the most insane music stories ever.  From supporting bands like Bon Jovi to playing one of the worst tours ever, ... Read More »

The Bad Education Movie – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Here’s a turn up for the books… The Bad Education Movie is actually really quite fun, smashing the famed Kermode 6 (and now 10) laugh test, delivering an interesting take on the standard Trip Abroad big screen TV show adaptation story line and having enough charm, wit and creativity to make the monty minute run time ... Read More »