Kajaki – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Kajaki – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Kajaki is the best movie from 2014 that you haven’t seen.  Scrub that it’s probably one of the best movies from 2104 period.  Kajaki is as brutal and intimate a war movie as you are ever likely to experience.  And trust me experience is the word… I watched Kajaki and at times forgot to breathe.  The tension is palpable, the acting flawless and the direction outstanding.  This is a must see.

Best Bit: Tension.  In spades.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: BlackHawk Down, Platoon, ’71


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Calibre (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Calibre (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Calibre is a cracking British thriller that has several ‘Holy Fuck’ moments and is only stopped from being truly good by a few really obvious twists that  you can see coming from a mile off.  But man the film delivers – it’s so tense and whilst you can see where it’s going (well mostly) the film still surprises and shocks. What’s odd is that I was really torn who to root for because the lines do get quite blurred.  Top film, available on Netflix now.

Best Bit: Deer Hunting.  Bang. Oh. Shit.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Kill List, 71, Eden Lake

 

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Blog: Kajaki – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Kajaki – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Kajaki is the best movie from 2014 that you haven’t seen.  Scrub that it’s probably one of the best movies from 2104 period.  Kajaki is as brutal and intimate a war movie as you are ever likely to experience.  And trust me experience is the word… I watched Kajaki and at times forgot to breathe.  The tension is palpable, the acting flawless and the direction outstanding.  This is a must see.

Best Bit: Tension.  In spades.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Blackhawk Down, Platoon, ’71

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Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Kajaki – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Kajaki – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Powerful, tense and more of of the seat that ANY horror film I’ve seen in a long time, Kajaki is one of the best films I’ve seen in 2015 and certainly one of the best British films I’ve seen in a long time.  Showing what can be done with a good story, great performances and taught direction Kajaki had my pulse racing.  This is simply a must see film, made even more important as a retelling of actual, life changing events that took place at Kajaki Dam in 2006.  Stunning.

Best Bit: So tense.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Animals, Black Hawk Down, 71

 

Author: Phil Hobden

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

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

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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 Liked this Try: Scum, A Prophet, Bronson

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s very much the year of Jack O’Connell.  With a new Angelina Jolie film on the horizon, the above reviewed Starred Up and now thriller-come-Urban-Horror ’71.  And it’s very much O’Connell’s film, shining amongst a strong cast and giving a heart and soul to the tension.  Expertly directed by first timer Yann Demange, this film will have you at the end of your seat for it’s tight sub two hour run time.  Another O’Connell must see.

Best Bit: The Pub. 

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: We Still Kill the Old Way, Unbroken, Tower Block

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Author: Phil Hobden