Tag Archives: 2014 Films

How To Train Your Dragon 2 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I‘m a late convert to the HTTYD franchise having only just seen the first two films with my daughter. The fact she has had these on repeat (along with the equally good TV Show) is credit to the appeal these movie shave.  Adventure, romance, action and loss… it deals with them all keeping boys and girls ... Read More »

Blog: All Things Film – Pride Reviewed

I meant it when I said 2014 was reserving its best for the latter half of the year. Pride is astonishingly strong and moving stuff. Set in 1984 during the miner’s strike, a small group of gays and lesbians form LGSM – Lesbians and Gays Supporting the Miners, and go around collecting any old scrap bit of change from the ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Rapid Fire Reviews February 2015

Will Strong aka Grosse Point geek, runs his critical eye over a bunch of films he’s recently watched… as always it’s the good, the bad and the ugly.   John Wick Directors: Chad Stahelski and David Leitch. Actors: Keanu Reeves, Wilem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Ian McShane Reeves plays the title character, a reformed  super assassin, forced back into action after the son of a Russian mobster beats him ... Read More »

Blog: I Origins – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I Orgins asks a lot of questions but doesn’t always give the answers.  It’s as much a mood piece as it is a drama.  It doesn’t end with all it’s loose ends tied up in a neat bow.  But it makes you think, much like Cahill’s previous film Another Earth.  It’s an excellent directed film, well paced and interesting ... Read More »

Blog: Fury – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Fury is brutal, bloody and at times hard to watch.  It’s also flawed, a bit long and, at times, silly.  Thankfully the good outweighs the bad at you are left with a shocking portrayal of a mostly unheralded part of World War 2. Best Bit: Battle Scenes Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent If You Liked this Try: Saving private Ryan, ... Read More »

Blog: Predestination – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Predestination is the best film released in 2014 that no one has heard about.  Why this has been buried on DVD and not given the cinematic release it deserves is beyond me as Predestination is one of the smartest, cleverest time travel movies ever made.  Okay so there are a few pacing issues that stop this from becoming an all out classic but ... Read More »

Blog: Starred Up & ’71 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Starred up is an excellent British film.  Scrub that.  It’s a excellent film full stop.  Dramatic, powerful and free of the usual cliches that run through most prison films what your left with is a good story, well told and performed expertly. One of the best British films of 2014. Best Bit: Jack O’Connell  Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy If You ... Read More »

Filmsploitation’s FILMS TO WATCH For 2014 Part 1: Housebound, I Origins, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Wolf Of Wall Street, Calvary (Edited)

The votes are in.  The long list has been reduced to just 9… and here they are, the Filmsploitation Podcast and All Things Film list of the FILMS TO WATCH for 2014. (NB: Short term 12 was originally on this list but disqualified as it came out in 2013.  So due to multiple votes FOR I have added Wolf Of Wall Street onto the ... Read More »

Blog: Nightcrawler – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Any other year NightCrawler would easily have been my film of the year.   From a stunning central performance by Jake Gyllenhaal (and Russo for that matter) to some of the most stunning cinematography this year, Nightcrawler not only delivers on it’s promise but goes well beyond.  In the 70’s we had taxi Driver, in the 90’s Bad ... Read More »