American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Okay bias alert.  I rate Bill Hicks as possibly the best comedian of the last 30 years.  Bill Hicks is a modern day poet and a controversial genius all rolled into one and this innovative, interesting, simply first rate documentary is a must see for fans, converts or believers that America has given very little to the world.  It’s clever, deletes deep into who Hicks was and leaves you with a huge appreciation of a true comic legend.

Best Bit:Bill’s Early Performances

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Fahrenheit 9/11, Lost in La Mancha, Super Size Me

 


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My Generation (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

My Generation (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
My Generation is one of the best films of 2018 so far. Charming (well it is Sir Michael Caine after all) for sure but actually it’s more than that – the style, editing, use of archival footage (and of previous Caine movies) and narrative voice over combine to make a really outstanding film that is captivating from start to finish.  A faithful retelling of a dawning of a new age, My Generation sets a high bar for documentaries

Best Bit: Sir Michael Caine

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: American: The Bill Hicks Story, Alfie, They Shall Not Grow Old

 


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Blog: Call me Lucky – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Call me Lucky – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Barry Crimmins is not a comedian you’ve probably heard of.  But, sadly, the story of how he the renowned firebrand comedian is.  A film that covers abuse, betrayal and everything in between, Call Me Lucky goes deep into the psychology of a what makes a comedian.  It’s not always easy, it’s not always fun but it IS compelling and once again shows Goldthwait to be one of the best Independent directors working today.

Best Bit: Crimmins stand up

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: American: The Bill Hicks Story, The Aristocrats, Supersize Me

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Author: Phil Hobden