West Of Memphis (2012) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

West Of Memphis (2012) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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West Of Memphis is one of the most engaging, tense and fascinating films i have seen in 2012.  Not documentary.  Film.  An unbelievable story, about an unbelievable set of events, Memphis tacks this familiar case from origins up to date, leaving you in no uncertain terms where the filmmakers and their many supporters lay their suspicions.  Emotionally charged and simply brilliant.

Best Bit: That was nearly 3 hours?  Flies past.

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy

If you liked this try: Into The Abyss, Inside Job, Catfish, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hill

 

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Beast Of The Southern Wild (2012) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Beast Of The Southern Wild (2012) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Beast Of The Southern Wild is truly one of the best debut films I have ever seen.  Stunning, poetic & beautiful this almost impossible to describe coming of age fantasy drama shows a true talent in the making both behind the camera and in front (Quvenzhane Wallis is truly amazing).  This is a film that deserves to be seen… if not always understood.

Best Bit: Quvenzhane Wallis

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy

If you liked this try: Moonrise Kingdom, Pans Labyrinth,  Life Of Pi

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Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Wow. Who would have thought it… this Universal Soldier sequel turns out to be not only the best film in the franchise but probably one of the top 10 films of the year.   No really.  Action packed, making the most of it’s probable modest budget, it finally gives star Adkins a role to get his teeth into whilst trading punches with two other members of the Expendables 2 cast.  Watch this if you like you action 90’s style.
Best Bit: One shot shoot out
Rent, Borrow, Buy: Buy
If you Liked this try: Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: The Return,  Universal Soldier 2

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You’ve Been Trumped – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

You’ve Been Trumped – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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You’ve Been Trumped doesn’t paint a nice picture of the billionaire and the director of this film will certainly be missing from Donald Trump’s Christmas card list this year once he’s watched this.  Because as one sided as the story told here is, whatever way you look at it Donald Trump comes off as a bit of a twat.  To be nice.  Otherwise it’s business as usual, the big bad company headed by the powerful uber rich American vs the small British town & towns folk.  Interesting but unbalanced.

Best Bit: The artwork

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Stream

If you liked this try: Exit Through The Gift Shop,  Sicko,  Super Size Me

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Skyfall – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Skyfall – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hold the phone.  007 is back and this time he’s bloody near perfect.  Yes that’s right Skyfall is exactly as good as the hype suggest, a film that returns Bond to the classic figure we know and love whilst throwing in enough action, heartache and shootouts to be a damn good action thriller in it’s own right.  From the Aston Martin, to the fight in a lizard pit (yes really!), this is Bond at the best he’s been for a long time. Highly re-watchable, massively fun.  A must watch. Just a shame about the song.

Best Bit: The final showdown
Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy
 
If you like this try: Casino Royale, License To KillQuantum Of Solace

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Sharknado Week: Sharknado – A Quick Capsule Review

Sharknado Week: Sharknado – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Sharknado. Yes. Shark-bloody-nado. Hell I have ZERO idea what I can say about this film other than if you think the title sounds silly then this is a film you will hate with an extreme passion.  If like me the title sounds all manor of awesome, then there’s a lot to love in this knowingly cheesy, cheap as chips, barking mad Sharks in a tornado movie. For everyone else, I’d probably recommend avoiding this. Genius.  Mad genius.

Best Bit: Chainsaw + Shark = Fun

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy

If you liked this try: Ghost Shark (UR); Sand Shark  (UR); MegaShark vs Crockosaurus (UR)

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Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Universal Soldier Day Of Reckoning: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s been a while since we had a decent Universal Soldier film.  Would have thought it… this Universal Soldier sequel turns out to be not only the best film in the franchise but probably one of the top 10 films of the year.   No really.  Action packed, making the most of it’s probable modest budget, it finally gives star Scott Adkins a role to get his teeth into whilst trading punches with two other members of the Expendables 2 cast.  Watch this if you like you action 90’s style.

Best Bit: One shot shoot out

Rent, Borrow, Buy: Buy

If you Liked this try: Universal Soldier, Universal Soldier: The ReturnUniversal Soldier 2

 


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We Need To Talk About Kevin – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

We Need To Talk About Kevin – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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We Need To Talk About Kevin is a hard watch.  From Tilda Swinton’s cold mother to Ezra Miller’s scarily convincing unhinged teenager, We Need To Talk About Kevin leaves you feeling more than a little traumatised.   That said it’s brilliant script, cold but brilliant direction and insanely convincing performances make for one of the most power films of last year.

 

Best Bit: Tilda Swinton is amazing

 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (It can only be watched once)

 

If you liked this try:  Taxi Driver, Martha Marcy May MarleneHard Candy

 

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Skyfall: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Skyfall: A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hold the phone.  o07 is back and this time he’s bloody near perfect.  Yes that’s right Skyfall is exactly as good as the hype suggest, a film that returns Bond to the classic figure we know and love whilst throwing in enough action, heartache and shootouts to be a damn good action thriller in it’s own right.  From the Aston to the fight in a lizard pit (yes really!), this is Bond at the best he’s been for a long time.  In fact hype aside this could well be the best Bond film ever.  Highly re-watchable, massively fun.  A must watch.

Best Bit: Cameras
Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy
 
If you like this try: Casino Royale; License To Kill;  Quantum Of Solace

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Star Wars Week: Star Wars The Clone Wars – A Quick Capsule Review

Star Wars Week: Star Wars The Clone Wars – A Quick Capsule Review

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With Solo: A Star Wars Story out this week it felt a good time to revisit our previous reviews for the Star Wars films… next up Star Wars: The Clone Wars

 

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Clone Wars wasn’t that well received on its cinema release. Which is odd because I actually quite liked it – action packed (maybe a little too much!), a good story and feeling very Star Wars, it’s everything the prequels lacked. Yes this animated film is pretty brainless but it’s fun and most of all it starts to show us the part of the prequels we actually wanted, as apposed to all the other stuff we didn’t.  A simply amazing TV show followed!

Best Bit: Finally seeing  of The Clone Wars.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If you liked this try: Star Wars: A New HopeStar Wars: Revenge Of The SithStar Wars: Attack of the Clones

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