‘Phil’s Quick Capsule Review’ (a nod to legendary comedian Bill Hicks who coined the phrase when he reviewed ‘Piece Of Shit’ movie Basic Instinct)… where a perfect 10 is rarer than a rain free British summer!
Written by Phil Hobden – UK based podcaster, writer and former filmmaker. Part of the All Things Film network…
Part two of our run down of Phil’s Quick Review’s 100 Best Films as chosen by a select team of hosts, podcasters, fans and writers from Ross And Phil Talk Movies, The Smoking Lamb Podcast, Filmsploitation and the Phil’s Quick Review Facebook group.
Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Damn. There’s nothing like watching a career best performance to make you REALLY realise how you are going to miss someone. It’s hard to watch a Robin Williams film now with no degree of post death hyperbole or cushioned, romantic, teary eyes critical love. The sadness of his passing make sit almost impossible. Yet beyond all this, his performance here is nothing short of excellent. Touching, heart breaking and fragile, Williams gives a more nuanced performance that his more audience friendly roles he will be remembered for. Which is a shame as World’s Greatest Dad could well be his most intimate look into himself, into Robin Williams the flawed genius. Watch for Williams but stay for the really rather exellant film he’s part of.
Best Bit: Robin Williams
Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy
If You Liked this Try: God Bless America, Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo
Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…
Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners
Close but no cigar:Argo, Forrest Gump, The King’s Speech, Gladiator
5 – Titanic (1997) Titanic is okay. It’s long for sure, the effects have aged badly and it’s badly scripted. But it still holds a charm. Just not the kinda charm that beats L.A. Confidential, The Full Monty or Good Will Hunting
4 – The Artist (2011) The Artist is fine. But 7 years after it won the Best Picture Oscar few remember the film. Least me.
3 – Dances With Wolves (1990) This beat Goodfellas. I need say no more.
2 – Driving Miss Daisy (1989) It’s not that Driving Miss Daisy is bad its just not an Academy Award winning film. It also beat the far superior Dead Poets Society
1 – The English Patient (1996) I hated The English Patient. It was long, boring and overly worthy. Years later I remember hardly a frame about it other than falling asleep numerous times.
Part Two of our run down of Filmsploitation’s 100 Best Films as chosen by a select team of hosts, podcasters, fans and writers from All Things Film, Filmsploitation and the Filmsploitation Facebook group.