Dark Waters (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

Dark Waters (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A true story of greed, corruption and corporate malpractice, Dark Waters is a solid, well made but very linear story that takes a rather traditional approach to telling a story we’ve heard many times before.  Thing is, in truth, there’s probably not a better way to telling this but following on from many similar films over the last decade you already get an idea of where it’s going whether you know the story or not and ultimately this lessons the impact.  Still it’s well made and the cast are great value. Certainly worth a watch.

Best Bit: Ruffalo is great

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Insider, A Beautiful Mind, The People vs. Larry Flynt

 


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Richard Jewell (2020)- A Quick Capsule Review

Richard Jewell (2020)- A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Clint Eastwood’s latest adaptation of a real life story fails to be the sum of its parts. A fascinating story, a great cast and a director who defines the term legend… it was all there.  But sadly Eastwood’s film falls (and feels) flat.  Whether it’s his workman like direction or the total lack of pace in the screenplay, Richard Jewell just seems to be going through the numbers as it ticks all the boxes you’d expect from the film without ever adding anything new.  It’s a shame because there is a compelling movie in this story but sadly this isn’t it.

Best Bit: Clearing the park

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Sully, American Sniper, Ford v Ferrari

 


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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2020) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood could have been a twee, dull fluff piece.  But it’s not.  In fact A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is something quite lovely, all hinging around a sublime performance from Oscar nominated Tom Hanks.  A perfectly pitched, joyous film that its both charming and life affirming. Okay so it may be a little too lacking in bite at times but once again Hanks proves just why he’s Hollywood’s Mr Rogers.

Best Bit: Hanks is just sublime.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Sully, Saving Mr Banks, Won’t You Be My Neighbour 

 


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