Quick Review

City of Tiny Lights – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Frustratingly there is an amazing hard boiled British noir in City of Tiny Lights busting to get out and up until the ending it almost pulls it off.  Almost.  It’s not the cast (well not Ahmed at least who is excellent) or the cinematography which drips of Neon lights and hardboiled locations. It’s not even the ... Read More »

Raw – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Raw is a visceral, bloody, hardcore look at family, desire and, er, cannibalism.  Arriving on a sea of hype – people walking out of screenings, vomiting, fainting and everything in between it’s a film that has a lot of live up to.   And for once it does.   One of the most intimate looks on ... Read More »

Power Rangers (2017) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Power Rangers is nothing like the small budget TV show that spawned a multi generation franchise.  What the original show lacked in budget it made up for in creative monsters, fun action set pieces and (mostly) light hearted fun.  Sadly the 2017 movie version replaces all this with a big fat budget, a couple of bits ... Read More »

Mindhorn – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Mindhorn would have been a really funny TV episode or even extended TV episode but over the course of a feature length film it does sometimes run out of steam which is a shame because as a comedy creation Mindhorn could have been up there with a David Brent or Alan partridge. Julian Barratt is great ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 3rd Edition (June 2017)

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2017’s movies, as well as the best films I missed from last year and the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review Sharknado Award.  All in my very humble opinion…   BEST Films Of 2017… So Far:   T2 Trainspotting (9/10) OJ Made In America (9/10) La La Land (8/10) Logan (8/10) Prevenge  (8/10) ... Read More »

A Monster Calls – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: A Monster Calls is a beautifully made film that takes an emotional look at love and loss from the point of view of a child.  With a cracking central performance from Lewis MacDougall and Liam Neeson as the monster the mix of formats, animation and visuals make this a real unique, standout film that may not be for everyone but ... Read More »

Rise Of The Guardians – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Rise Of The Guardians is a really good film.  It’s full of adventure, humour and epic set pieces with a strong central morality that makes it stand out from the many similar films that are out there.  Also my 7 year old loved it which is usually a good sign that a film has hit the mark.  ... Read More »

John Wick Chapter 2 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: John Wick Chapter 2 is a film that should work better than it does.  It is, after all, a sequel to one of the best films of 2016 (well 2015 in the US) and reunites the creative team for more action, chaos and gun play.  Chapter 2 works best when it’s focused on the world building, ... Read More »

Convenience – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Convenience is a dull film.  It tried hard but ends up being a really watered down British version of Clerks without the fun script, memorable cast and quotable moments.  It’s a shame as the cast try hard but with out the script underneath them there’s not much they can do.  A missed opportunity. Best Bit: It’s another robbery!  Buy, ... Read More »