Tag Archives: 2017 Films

Williams – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Williams is a fascinating look at a the life of driven, talented and flawed icon who has endured heartbreak & pain alongside success and admiration in a career unlike any other.  Frank Williams comes across as both warm and standoffish in this intimate portrayal of a man who refuses to be defined by his injury. With ... Read More »

The Disaster Artist – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The Disaster Artist is better than the film that spawned it for sure.   But does it live up to it’s considerable hype? Actually for the most part yes.  What an odd year in Hollywood which ends up being bookend by La La Land at one end and The Disaster Artist at the other – two very ... Read More »

Ferdinand – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: From the makers of Ice Age comes a kids comedy about sending bulls to the slaughter house and murdering them in bull fights in Spain.  Yup kids films have changed.  Ferdinand, despite it’s somewhat morbid story overtones, is mostly fun even if it does feel a bit long by the end.  Its well acted (surprisingly considering ... Read More »

Battle Of The Sexes – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I can see why a lot of people have enjoyed Battle Of The Sexes but for me it was just a bit dull overall with an overly long run time.  The story itself is interesting but fails to address that little changed in the tennis industry for many years to come and maybe credits itself at being ... Read More »

Brawl In Cell Block 99 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Brawl In Cell Block 99 is an insane grindhouse prison film with a career best performance by the often renowned to phone it in Vince Vaughn.  It’s super violent, super brutal yet super fun and sits well in a year that has seen some amazing direct to streaming or direct to DVD films like Shot Caller and ... Read More »

The Best & Worst Of 2017 – Motion Picture Maniac

Remember when the disappointment that was 2016 ended and we all toasted to 2017 hopefully proving to be better? Didn’t exactly meet expectations did it? Last year many of our favourite celebrities passed away, this year many of those left have turned out to be sex offenders – go team. But anyway, just like last year I’ve had to stretch ... Read More »

Phil’s 2018 Preview & Look Back At 2017 Predictions…

Phil’s Quick look at what’s wetting his whistle for the upcoming year in films… Well 2017 saw Marvel driver big and DC retain it’s patchy record.  Horror stood out overall as most of the big Blockbusters fell short.  2018 has the promise to be even more mixed… so here’s the films I’m most looking forward to in 2017. And a few ... Read More »

Phil’s End Of Year Awards 2017

So 2017 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year.  So we’ve covered our best and our worst films of 2016, so before we look at the films coming up in 2017 here’s my ‘Alternative’ End of Year Awards for 2017…   The Most Entertainingly Bad Film ... Read More »

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a fun film that doesn’t take itself too seriously, makes the most out of it’s cast’s comic talents whilst delivering a bundle of action set pieces, jokes and a few surprises along the way.   So overall it’s not going to trouble the awards season for sure but if you ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Best & The Worst TV Shows of 2017

2017 continued TV’s dominance over film.  With new shows launching almost weekly on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime it was hit after hit with shows like Glow breaking new ground (well kinda) and the old guard like The Leftovers and Game Of Thrones hitting to put the park. Here’s my lost and the 5 best and The Worst TV shows ... Read More »