Blinded By The Light (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Blinded By The Light (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Based on a true story, Blinded By The Light is an odd film.  It has real heart and soul, capturing the late 80’s political and social atmosphere well, but in a year where we’ve had films about the music of The Beatles (Yesterday), Elton John (Rocketman) and Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody), a near two hour love fest of Bruce Springsteen struggles to stand out.  It’s also an incredibly televisual film – lacking any real need to exist as cinematic release with director Gurinder Chadha focusing more on performance than spectacle.   However the cast are good, the music sequences work and it tells a lovely story.

Best Bit: Radio

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocket Man, Sunshine On Leith 

 


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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I was pretty late to the Mamma Mia! party – I only saw the first film last year.  It was great fun, the cast delivered amazing chemistry and Streep owned it.  So take all those things away (at least for the first hour) and you end up with Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again… a lifeless sequel that only starts to be good again when the film remembers that it should be more fun than maudlin.  Look Lily James does an amazing job as a young Streep but Seyfried is so whiny and the story so redundant (we kinda know how she ended up with three dads already) that you just don’t really care.  So overall a disappointing sequel.

Best Bit: The boats arrive (and the fun!)

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Mamma Mia!, Grease, Hairspray 

 


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Anna And The Apocalypse (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Anna And The Apocalypse (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Anna And The Apocalypse is surprising for many reasons.  Firstly I had no idea it was a musical.  Secondly, as much as it tried to be a musical version of Shaun of The Dead it’s just not. Look it’s not a bad film it’s just very disjointed and by the end the limited budget really does start to show.  It’s got some great moments (the waking up musical number is well staged) but  for me the idea was better than the execution.  Just about worth a watch.

Best Bit: Dancing in the zoo

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Shaun of The Dead, Cockneys Vs Zombies, Zombieland

 


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