Phil’s Top 5… Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

Phil’s Top 5… Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

 

Close but no cigar: Argo,  Forrest Gump, The King’s Speech, Gladiator 

 

5 – Titanic (1997)
Titanic
is okay.  It’s long for sure, the effects have aged badly and it’s badly scripted. But it still holds a charm. Just not the kinda charm that beats  L.A. Confidential, The Full Monty or Good Will Hunting

 

4 – The Artist (2011)
The Artist
is fine. But 7 years after it won the Best Picture Oscar few remember the film. Least me.

 

3 – Dances With Wolves (1990)
This beat Goodfellas.  I need say no more.

 

2 – Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
It’s not that Driving Miss Daisy is bad its just not an Academy Award winning film. It also beat the far superior Dead Poets Society

 

1 – The English Patient (1996)
I hated The English Patient.  It was long, boring and overly worthy.  Years later I remember hardly a frame about it other than falling asleep numerous times.

 

 

 

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

Best... Other Cr*p

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 2010’s to Now! 

 

The close but no cigar Films: Everybody Wants Some, The Final Girls, I Olga Hepnarova, No One Lives, The Jungle Book (2016), Hugo, The Guest, Zootopia, Black Swan, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Drive, Florentina Hubaldo CTE

 

 

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Live By Night – A Quick Capsule Review

Live By Night – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Live By Night should have worked.  It had a great cast.  A talented director and an amazing period setting. Yet oddly it falls flat for the bulk of it’s two hour plus run time. I think maybe the fault falls more with Affleck whose over stretched working as writer, producer, director and actor.  It’s a bit of a slog as it’s familiar tale goes from one predicable scene to the next. Real shame as this should have been special

Best Bit: Odd a few weeks on I cant remember one scene from it.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Argo, Gone Baby Gone, Goodfellas

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Blog: Kill The Messenger – A Quick Capsule Review

Blog: Kill The Messenger – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A great central performance by Jeremy Renner, a fascinating (mostly) real life story and a solid support cast yet we what we are left with is a film that, whilst well made with great period drama, just feels a little hollow.  It’s not bad, in fact at times it’s  edge of your seat tense, but ultimately I was left want more from the finished product.

Best Bit: Renner

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Escobar, Argo, The Gambler

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Best Film of 2012: Argo

Best Film of 2012: Argo

Best & Worst Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:

Ar-Go Fuck Yourself! Yes probably the funniest line of the year in probably one of the top 3 films of the year.  Argo is a true gem.  Funny, emotional and tense as hell, Affleck stars and directs as he did previously with The Town showing once again that he truly is one of Hollywood’s best directors.  Just time to give up the acting bit.  See this film.  
Best Bit: The escape.
Rent, Borrow, Buy: Buy
IMDB Rating: 9/10
If you Liked this try: The Town (8/10); The Boiler Room (8/10); Gone Baby Gone (UR)