‘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: Films from 1985. Yup the golden years of movie.s
Close but no cigar:Enemy Mine, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, American Ninja, Police Story
5 – Rambo: First Blood Part 2 Rambo is back and this time he’s unleashed in Vietnam, making a heroic return and on the look out for missing war veterans. Chaotic, ridiculous action sequences and Stallone mumbling through ever scene follows. It’s brilliant.
4 – Day Of The Dead For me the Best of the original Romero trilogy. With the dead now outnumbering the living and the remaining humans tearing each other apart you end up with most of the most claustrophobic and down beat horror films ever. It’s not an easy watch but it’s a good one.
3 – Commando One of Arnie’s most OTT entries (in a decade where OTT was the mantra), Commando is a joy to watch. From self healing Porches to killer one liners, Commando is the action film of the 80’s.
2 – Back To The Future Marty McFly, Doc Brown, The Delorian, 88 mph, the clock tower… the iconic images and moments just keep on coming. Any other year back To the Future would have walked film of the year…
1 – The Goonies … but this was the year of The Goonies, the Spielberg produced, Richard Donner directed epic that it just as perfect as an 80’s film could get. Pirates, adventure, treasure, Giant octopuses (kinda) The Goonies has it all AND more. Epic.
In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, 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 each major film decade.
This time out: The 80’s.
The close but no cigar Films: An American Werewolf In London, Rambo First Blood Part 2, Full Metal Jacket, Rocky 4, My Neighbour Totoro