The 25 Best… Films OF The Modern Era (1970’s – Now)

The 25 Best… Films OF The Modern Era (1970’s – Now)

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

 

This time out: Films OF The Modern Era (1970’s – Now)

 

The close but no cigar Films: Apollo 13,Starship Troopers,Little Miss Sunshine,Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship of The Ring,The Descent,The Warriors,Airplane,Ghostbusters,The Thing,Top Gun,Social Network,The Cabin In The Woods, The Dark Knight Rises,Tree Of Life,Whiplash

 

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The 25 Best… 90’s Movies!

The 25 Best… 90’s Movies!

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

 

This time out: The 1990’s

The close but no cigar Films: Apollo 13, Fight Club, Schindler’s List, Speed, The Usual Suspects, Dumb and Dumber, The Silence Of The Lambs, Waynes World, Empire Records, In the Line Of Fire, JKF

 

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Hidden Figures – A Quick Capsule Review

Hidden Figures – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hidden Figures is a film that makes you wince.  Not at the excellent direction or superbly acted drama but that such horrible attitudes still existed only 50 ish years ago.  It affects you as any good story should and this is a really good story, well told and well directed.  It’s disarmingly charming yet packs a real punch.  One to watch for sure.

Best Bit: The Pentagon briefing

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Apollo 13, The Theory Of Everything, Moonlight

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Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s Top 5… Bill Paxton Films

Phil’s Top 5… Bill Paxton Films

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Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: to celebrate the career of Bill Paxton, who sadly passed away just over a week ago, i’m taking a look at my favourite five of his movies.

 

Close but no cigar:  True Lies, Titanic, The Last Supper, The Terminator, Tombstone

5 – Twister
Yup it’s a pretty terrible film. But is was the first big budget blockbuster to put Paxton front and centre as the leading man and, years on, it’s  still remembered as a fun summer blockbuster.  

 

4 –  A Simple Plan
A film few have seen, A Simple Plan is the Sam Raimi film that plays it straight with none of the tricks or gore of his more know efforts.  But that allows performances to stand out and Paxton once again delivers as the blue collar worker whose life is turned upside down after finding $4million.

 

3 – Apollo 13
Like it or not, Apollo 13 is a well told film that finds tension in a story where the outcome is already known.  Standing out alongside Hanks and Bacon is no easy task but Paxton gives the film heart.

 

2 – Near Dark
Before it’s time, Katherine Bigelow’s Near Dark remains a great film.  As Severn, Paxton delivers a memorable performance as the psychotic white trash vampire in a film of stand out performances.

 

1 – Aliens
“Game over Man, Game Over”. Hudson remains one of cinema’s most quotable characters in what is one of the best films of all time.  Aliens is that good and Paxton stands out for all the right reasons.  Just epic.