Tag Archives: Films

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 »

Phil’s 5 Reasons To Watch: Boiler Room (2000)

Phil’s Quick Review takes a look at a film that you may not have seen first time around and lets you know, in 5 concise reasons WHY it deserves your time!   The Plot: Welcome to the infamous “boiler room” — where twenty something millionaires are made overnight. Here, in the inner sanctum of a fly-by-night brokerage firm, hyper-aggressive young stock ... Read More »

Kung Fu Panda 3 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: This is strange.  A trilogy of animated films that, for the most part, are probably more consistent than almost ANY other trilogy of movies I’ve ever seen.  Seriously.  Okay so it’s far from high art of the heady heights of Toy Story but man Kung Fu Panda 3 knocks it out the park once again.  Great voice cast, ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Reasons To Watch: Empire Records (1995)

Phil’s Quick Review takes a look at a film that you may not have seen first time around and lets you know, in 5 concise reasons, WHY it deserves your time! The Plot: Empire Records is a 1995 American coming of age film that follows a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. The employees try to stop the store ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Reasons To Watch: Shooting Fish (1997)

Phil’s Quick Review takes a look at a film that you may not have seen first time around and lets you know, in 5 concise reasons WHY it deserves your time! The Plot: In their mid-twenties, Dylan (Dan Futterman) and Jez (Stuart Townsend) are two orphans who are over qualified and under employed. Dylan is a fast talking Yank. Jez is ... Read More »

High-Rise – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: High Rise is based on an “unfilmable” book by  J.G. Ballard and directed by sometimes hit sometimes miss British director Ben Wheatley.  Based on this combination, it was most likely that this was either going to be one of the best films ever made or an epic failure. Truth is it falls somewhere between the two, with ... Read More »

Kung Fu Panda 2 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Kung Fu Panda 2 is an exceptionally made animated film with possibly one of the best voice casts ever put on screen.  A great sequel which, from a technical point of view, steps the franchise up to a new level.  It’s a slight shame then that with a darker story a lot of the originals charm ... Read More »

Grimsby – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Critically Sacha Baron Cohen’s worst performing film to date, Grimsby in general however seems to have connected far better with the fans.  Why?  Well because its’ actually pretty funny.  Okay so it doesn’t hit the heights of Borat or Bruno, but there is a hell of a lot to like here as Baron Cohen pushes beyond the levels ... Read More »