Interstellar (2014) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Interstellar (2014) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Man did the though of this film leave me cold.  A trailer that did little for me and hype that bordered on ridiculous. It felt like the 5 star reviews had already been written.  But a week or so away from the release, sitting down to watch the film I have to say- for the most part the hype was right. This is astounding filmmaking. It’s not perfect – the Nolan’s script is lacking once again with terrible on the nose dialogue and large chunks of plot dump, the ending is pure Spielberg at it’s worst and the film because of it ends up being longer than it needed to be.  HOWEVER this is a film that demands to be seen on the big screen (the biggest you can find actually) , has visual FX that create some of the most believable worlds ever seen on screen and has note perfect after note perfect performance.  Oh and the sound.  Just… wow. So overall whilst not the 5 star classic certain reviewers would have you believe, Nolan delivers probably the best 4 star movie ever and is back on form after the lacklustre Dark Knight Rises.

Best Bit: Matthew McConaughey delivers the goods once again.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Inception, The Dark Knight, Insomnia

 

 


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Wind River – A Quick Capsule Review

Wind River – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Wind River feels like a really high quality TV show.  That’s not a dig – far from it, but it you found it on HBO or Sky Atlantic you wouldn’t be surprised.  The cast is really strong and even if the revelations that follow the discovery of a dead teenage girl never really surprise you that much, it’s still a compelling watch.  It is at time visceral, it’s tense and it’s really well directed.  Overall a really good film.

Best Bit: The final showdown

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: True Detective, Insomnia, The Town

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Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s Top 5… Christopher Nolan Films

Phil’s Top 5… Christopher Nolan Films

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: On the heels of Dunkirk we look at Christopher Nolan Top 5 Films…

 

Close but no cigar: Insomnia, Memento, The Dark Knight Rises

 

5 – Intersteller
Epic, confusing, pretentious, muddled, genius… you name it, Interstellar’s been called it BUT for every small miss step, this is blockbuster filmmaking at it’s grandest. 

 

4 – Batman Begins
After Batman & Robin killed the franchise dead, Nolan had a mountain to climb.  He did it by grounding Batman in reality and two of the best ever comic book movies was born. 

 

3 – The Prestige
It’s the Nolan film that most forget, but The Prestige is a cracking film and possibly Nolan’s bets in many peoples opinions.

 

2 – Inception
Twisting stories have always been some what of a hall mark of Nolan and here he takes it to a whole new level. Visually stunning and one of the most intelligent blockbusters ever made.

 

1 – The Dark Knight
Simple put one of the best films of the 00’s so far, it’s also the best Batman film and the best Superhero film.  So much more than Heath Ledger’s final film, Nolan knocks it out the park.

 

 

Blog: Interstellar – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Man did the though of this film leave me cold.  A trailer that did little for me and hype that bordered on ridiculous. It felt like the 5 star reviews had already been written.  But a week or so away from the release, sitting down to watch the film I have to say- for the most part the hype was right. This is astounding filmmaking. It’s not perfect – the Nolan’s script is lacking once again with terrible on the nose dialogue and large chunks of plot dump, the ending is pure Spielberg at it’s worst and the film because of it ends up being longer than it needed to be.  HOWEVER this is a film that demands to be seen on the big screen (the biggest you can find actually) , has visual FX that create some of the most believable worlds ever seen on screen and has note perfect after note perfect performance.  Oh and the sound.  Just… wow. So overall whilst not the 5 star classic certain reviewers would have you believe, Nolan delivers probably the best 4 star movie ever and is back on form after the lacklustre Dark Knight Rises.

Best Bit: Matthew McConaughey delivers the goods once again.

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Inception, The Dark Knight, Insomnia

 

Author: Phil Hobden