‘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 one 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.
On this episode of the podcast we talk about our favourite Christmas movies and come ups with a final 12 recommended festive films. You could say it’s the 12 Films of Christmas! Oh and for the record Die Hard is very much a Christmas movie…
Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed filmmaker Phil Hobden.
Films Discussed: Die Hard, Gremlins, Trading Places, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Batman Returns, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Lethal Weapon In Bruges, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone, The Ref, Love Actually, It’s A Wonderful Life, Edward Scissorhands, Bad Santa, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Spectre, The Shape Of Water, Moonlight, la La Land
Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five. This time out: MY Favourite Christmas Movies!
(To qualify these have to be ABOUT Christmas not just linked in some remote way!)
Close but no cigar:Miracle on 34th Street, It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone 2 Lost In New York
5 – Home Alone Home Alone isn’t actually the butt of the joke you may think it is. Still all these years on it’s a damn fine film, with a genuinely good performance by McCulkin and surprising depth behind it’s more knock about moments. Go on watch it again… I dare you!
4 – Muppets Christmas Carol The Muppets. Does Dickens. With Michael Caine. If that’s not the very definition of a win/win I don’t know what is!
3 – Scrooged Bill Murray. Does Dickens. With Bill Murray. Seriously WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR??????
2 – Love Actually It’s our go to Christmas movie ever year (and has been for 10 + years now). Yes it’s flawed. Yes it’s clichéd. But that bit with Emma Thompson and the gift, the play & the kiss, the proposal, the kid in the airport… they still get me every time. It’s everything a Christmas movie should be.
1 – The Nightmare Before Christmas The most twisted Christmas movie for kids you’ll probably ever see, The Nightmare Before Christmas is just amazing. The songs, stunning stop motion animation and a run time that kids love combined to make this an instant classic that still endures to this day.
Part one 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.