‘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…
In our continuing regular feature, 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 a particular genre…
This time out: The Best Action Films of All Time
The close but no cigar Films: The Bourne Supremacy, Men of War, Speed, Captain America: Winter Solider, Fast Five, Hardboiled, Inception, Battle Royale, Speed, The Book Of Eli
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 top 5 Underrated Directors!
Close but no cigar: Isaac Florentine, Richard Donner, Neveldine/Taylor
5 – Don Siegel Without Siegel modern cinema would look very different. From the reboot of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers to an Elvis musical through to a John Wayne western and of course Dirty Harry.
4 -George Miller Mad Max director Miller doesn’t get much love for his non Mad Max films, but he’s a talented director who has could flip from hardcore action to kids fantasy with ease.
3 – Martin Campbell The man who twice reinvented the Bond franchise with Casino Royale & Goldeneye, Campbell is adept at high qulaity action on a relatively modest budget.
2 – Joel Schumacher Yes he made Batman & Robin but aside from his Batman franchise killing, he’s also made some excellent films. From The Lost Boys to Phone Booth and A Time To Kill, Schumacher when focused can deliver top notch thriller.
1 – Tony Scott From Top Gun to True Romance, from Enemy of The State to Unstoppable Scott was and remains one of my favourite directors. Sadly no longer with us, Scott delivered top quality blockbusters like no other.