Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1978) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1978) – A ’31 Films Of Halloween’ Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Invasion of The Body Snatchers is one of my favourite science fiction films of all time.  It’s hugely claustrophobic, oppressive and nihilistic.  It leaves you feeling unsettled both through its naturalistic cinematography and performances, in a story that feels just one step away from possible.  Director Kaufman is on top form and Sutherland, Nemoy and Adams deliver memorable performances.  In short I consider the ’78 version of Body Snatchers essential viewing.

Best Bit: THAT Ending

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1956), Body Snatchers, The Invasion 

 


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War Of The Worlds (2005) – A Quick Capsule Review

War Of The Worlds (2005) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Steven Spielberg teaming with Tom Cruise in an adaptation of a classic sci-fi text had a lot of promise.   And for the most part it delivers.  The film especially excels in the opening hour when the aliens first invade, leaving a path of destruction and death in their wake.  The film drifts towards the end and the very Spielberg conclusion robs the story of its power but this remains a really strong entry into the directors considerable cannon.

Best Bit: The invasion starts

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Invasion of The Bodysnatchers, Cloverfield, The War Of The Worlds

 


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The 25 Best… 70’s Movies!

The 25 Best… 70’s Movies!

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.

This time out: The 70’s. 

The close but no cigar Films: Rollerball, The Omen, Deliverance, Halloween, Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers, Bednobs And Broomsticks, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Wicker Man, All The Presidents Men, Blazing Saddles, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Slapshot

 

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