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Blog: Dallas Buyers Club – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: It wasn’t that long along that Matthew McConaughey’s name above a film poster meant piss poor romantic comedy.  No more.  Dallas Buyers Club sees McConaughey not just at his best but marking himself out as one of the best actors working today and in a film that also included …

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Review: Gasland (DVD/BR)

The Review:  I have always been a big fan of documentaries.   From films like Full Title Boogie & The Hamster Factor about the process of filmmaking to others like Fahrenheit 911 & Inside Job than inform political & social economical movements or events… give me a good documentary and I am a happy …

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Lovelace: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Lovelace isn’t Boogie Nights. In fact it’s only just a step up from a Hallmark movie of the week, which is a shame because at it’s core is a solid and often brave performance from Amanda Seyfried but she’s let down by a one sided story, flat …

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Review: Oldboy 2013 (DVD/BR)

The Review: This unnecessary remake stars Josh Brolin as a man locked away for twenty years with seemingly no reason, before being released and hooking up with a nurse to find out why the perpetrators imprisoned him. If you’ve seen the original, then you know the rest – and you know …

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Dirty Wars: A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Dirty Wars is an interesting documentary, hobbled by the the “look at me” focus by writer and story teller  Jeremy Scahill. It’s not that he’s bad per say, he just get’s in the way of what is a much more interesting story.  That said at times this …

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