Tag Archives: Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2015 (Updated)

So 2015 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So here it is: my pick of the BEST films of 2015. Film of The Year: Whiplash  In Brief: Lets be honest this was my No1 film of the year from the moment I watched it.  Excellent performances , superbly made ... Read More »

Blog: Sicario – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Wow that was unexpected.  What a film – a tense, brutal and at time uncompromising look at the war against drugs on the borders of America. With a great cast (including Del Toro in a recent career best performance), some stunning cinematography and a well paced 60’s style, Sicario easily jumps into my top 10 of 2015. ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2015… So Far! (Updated: 7th Oct 2015)

Best Films of 2015… So Far. So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2015’s movies, in my very humble opinion. Best Films Of 2015… So Far: 1. Whiplash (9/10) 2. Inside Out (9/10) 3. Shaun The Sheep (9/10) 4. Birdman (8/10) 5. Kingsmen: The Secret Service (8/10) Honourable Mentions: Pitch Perfect 2 (8/10); Unfriended (8/10); The Infinite Man (8/10); John Wick (8/10) ; Focus (8/10); The Theory Of ... Read More »

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2014

So 2014 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. Having already covered off my worst films, next up (logically I guess)… I my pick of the BEST films of 2014. Film of The Year: Wolf Of Wall Street In Brief: From early on in 2014 this film ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2014… So Far! (Updated: 13th Nov 2014)

Best Films of 2014… So Far. So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2014’s movies. This is the LAST update before the end of the year show!    Best Films Of 2014… So Far: 1. Wolf Of Wall Street (9/10) 2. Life Itself (9/10) 3. The Babadook (9/10) 4. The Guardians Of The Galaxy (8/10) 5. Interstellar (8/10) Honourable Mentions:  Dallas Buyers ... Read More »

Blog: The Machine – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: The Machine is a rare thing – an exciting, well made independent science fiction film that adeptly manages to mix high concept with arse kicking action.  Arrow’s Caity Lotz , alongside former Bond villain Toby Stephens star in a film that, in lesser hands, could have been a real drag but director Caradog W. James works his limited budget ... Read More »

Blog: Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie is exactly what’s you’d expect from an animated Jay & Silent Bob movie birthed from the mind of Jay himself, Jason Mewes – rude, crude, funny and stupid.  So if your idea of fun isn’t Scatalogical child like lowest common denominator  humour then this is probably one to steer clear ... Read More »

Blog: The Sacrament – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: I’m not a massive fan of Ti West’s work so far.   Cabin Fever 2 was bad, VHS bored me and I haven’t yet seen The Innkeepers.  However based on The Sacrament, West could actually be a director to watch.  Based loosely on the Jonestown Massacre, The Sacrament is a documentary style movie (NOT found footage as these ... Read More »

Blog: Savaged – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Brutal, bloody and spirited – this independent horror is like a throw back to the early films of Sam Rami and Peter Jackson.  And that’s a very good thing.  Unrelentingly grim, rape revenge films are usually rather predictable and boring.  Not so here – writer/director Ojeda finds a rather innovative new approach and harks back to the ... Read More »

Blog: Transcendence – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Look I love Wally Pfister’s work. He’s one of the best DOP’s working in Hollywood today.  He’s made the Nolan films he’s worked on look amazing. But man based on this steaming turd I hope he goes back to doing what he does well, because based on the evidence here directing sure isn’t it.  A poor script ... Read More »