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We Still Kill The Old Way – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: We Still Kill The The Old Way is yet another British crime revenge thriller.  What makes WSKTOW stand out from what is a very crowded field is the combination of a very lean story and a very strong cast.  Heading the cast is British mainstay Ian Ogilvy, shining is a role tailor made for his suave cool. ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far (Updated: 30th September 2016 )

Best Films of 2016… So Far. So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion. Best Films Of 2016… So Far: The Nice Guys (9/10) Room (8/10) The Big Short (8/10) Green Room (8/10) Deadpool (8/10) Honourable Mentions: Creed (8/10); Where To Invade Next (8/10); Midnight Special (8/10); Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Zero Days (8/10), Money Monster ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… The Half Way Point (Updated: 3rd July 2016)

Best Films of 2016… So Far. So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion. Best Films Of 2016… So Far: Room (8/10) The Big Short (8/10) Green Room (8/10) Creed (8/10) Dead pool (8/10) Honourable Mentions: Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10), Eye In The Sky (7/10); ... Read More »

Grosse Point Geek – X-Men Apocalypse

Picking up several years after the events of Days Of Future Past, Magneto (Michael Fassbender) is in hiding, working as a nondescript steel worker but also is happily married with a young daughter. Meanwhile Professor Xavier’s School for the gifted is going from strength to strength with new young mutants joining every week. However all this is about to change as a new enemy arises ... Read More »

Cabin Fever (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Ugh.  If ever a remake didn’t need to be, this “Lets use the exact script and almost film shot of shot” version of Eli Roth’s original Cabin Fever rates right up there with that horrid Psycho movie.  Nothing here really works, much like it didn’t the first time.  Vapid characters, piss poor script and scares right ... Read More »

Blog: Call me Lucky – A Quick Capsule Review

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 ... Read More »

Blog: Legend – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Ultimately Legend is a film that is made or broken on it’s performances and in this case what you have is probably one of Tom Hardy’s best as he plays both Ronnie and Reggie Kray.  Aside from that simply stunning central performance the rest of the film is a bit hit and miss.  With a voice ... Read More »

Blog: Triple 9 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: So close yet so far… how do you take a good idea, an exceptional cast and a sometimes impressive director and end up with a tepid, disappointing and ultimately hollow film that’s much less than the sum of it’s parts?  Well thats the biggest mystery of all around Triple 9, the John Hellcat directed crime corruption ... Read More »

Blog: Grosse Point Geek – Jane Got A Gun

Jane (Natalie Portman) lives in the New Mexico territory with her husband Ham (Noah Emmerich) and young daughter.  When Ham returns home severely injured with multiple gunshot wounds, Jane realizes that her past history with the brutal Bishop gang (led by Ewan McGregors smooth but evil bad guy ) is about to violently catch up with her. She then quickly ... Read More »

Blog: Daddy’s Home – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Okay this shouldn’t work.  A cheap feeling lowest common denominator comedy starring I still don’t get him Will Ferrell and really, in a comedy? Mark Wahlberg.  Yet oddly (and purely down to the chemistry between the leads) this, mostly does work. Okay it’s far from the sparkling wit of a Woody Allen film but this film has ... Read More »