Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The passing of Robin Williams hit me hard.  Obviously I didn’t know him personally but his films and his comedy were cornerstones across my life.  His genius is very much missed.  This documentary takes words from the man himself along new interviews of friends, Comedians and family along with a healthy dose of film from his career and, most interestingly, rarely seen behind the scenes footage.  It’s fascinating stuff and gives you a look at just what drove him both as a person and a comedian.  Essential for fans of Robin Williams and for fans of comedy.

Best Bit: Mork & Mindy outtakes

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (HBO)

If You Liked this Try: American: The Bill Hicks Story,  Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, Looking for Lenny

 


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FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened  (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Fyre tells the story of the greatest music festival that never happened – a cluster funk of an event that was all captured on film (as well as across social media).  This Netflix documentary (there’s also a Hulu film) is almost so unbelievable you wonder if it could possible real – from getting kick off Escobar’s island, to fraud and cheese sandwiches the film expertly piles on the insanity and is all the more captivating for it.  Netflix delivers the first essential film of 2019.

Best Bit: Welcome to Pablo’s Island…

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (Netflix)

If You Liked this Try: Gimme Shelter,  Fyre Fraud, Woodstock

 


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The Hurt Business (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Hurt Business (2016) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Hurt Business is a solid documentary about the rise of combat sports, specifically Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the United States.  Taking a look at a group of fighters in different stages in their career, the film skirts around the sport and leaves some of it’s more interesting stories on the cutting room floor.  For me I want to see a deeper dive into the dark elements of the sport – concussions, injuries and the what happens next after a career is over.  So on a surface level it’s a good watch but I feel there is a much darker version of this film to be made.

Best Bit: Behind the curtain

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Anderson Silva: Like Water,  Tyson, Hoop Dreams

 


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