Tag Archives: 2016 Films

Hush – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: For some reason some critics take offense at Blumhouse’s paired down high concept horror films.  I don’t. For the most part I’ve enjoyed the hell out of them and Hush is yet another hit.  Effectively a home invasion film with a twist, Hush takes it’s concept and runs with it leaving us with a creepy, tense ... Read More »

Petes Dragon (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The original Pete’s Dragon was never one of my favourite Disney films. It was okay.  But nothing more.  Considering how much success Disney have had of late with adapting their own animated to live action, I had high hopes they could deliver something better here.  Sadly however I was once again left with an overriding feeling of ... Read More »

I, Daniel Blake – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I, Daniel Blake is a tough watch.  Whilst it shows there is hope in the actions of others, it’s over arching presentation of a society so consumed by technology and so lacking in a human touch, you cant help but leave reflecting how life is so hard for some in life today. It’s powerful stuff.  That ... Read More »

The Edge Of Seventeen – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Hailee Steinfeld has been an actress to watch since her breakout role in the Coen’s remake of True Grit.  And whilst she’s spent time in support roles, she more than shows here that she can carry a film and deliver enough charm and heat to win over the most cynical of film watchers.  A real joy ... Read More »

Bleed For This – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Bleed for This is flawed for sure, much like it’s protagonist.  But, much like it’s protagonist, Bleed for this is also worth giving a chance to.  This true life story of a boxer coming back from career ending injury offers nothing you haven’t seen before but the cast is great and Miles Teller once again stands ... Read More »

Passengers – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Passengers is one of the best designed, best looking films of the year.  It’s simply stunning.  In fact they spent so much time on this I’d argue they totally forgot to work on the story which at bests is plodding at worst is dull. Look when the action finally kicks in the film finds a fine pace ... Read More »

13th – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: When you consider that the United States has more prisoners in jail than any other country in the world and that a large majority are non-white Americans who have fallen victim to laws seemingly created to target at them directly, it’s no surprise that 13th carries with it quite a punch. A well made impactful and ... Read More »

The Accountant – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: There’s a great film in here as the story of Affleck’s autistic accountant working to uncover missing monies unfolds, however the final act oddly descends into a clichéd action film assisted by an equally clichéd twist and lacking dénouement that leaves you wondering what COULD have been.  That said I enjoyed the heck out of it ... Read More »