Eddie The Eagle (2016) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Eddie The Eagle (2016) – A Revisited Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Starring the guy from Kingsman, alongside Wolverine and Christopher Walken, directed by the bloke from Press Gang in a story about a British downhill skier form the 80’s. Well that’s a pitch meeting I’d like to have been at!  Joking aside what a lovely, charming and sweet film it ended up.  Egerton is perfect as the hapless ‘Eagle’, able backed up in film and on screen by a Hugh Jackman playing very much against type.  Sure it may be a little too saccharin for some and there is only so many times you can see someone skiing down hill, but Eddie The Eagle gets it spot on for the most part. Much like the man himself.

Best Bit: “Right Time of the 40 meter”

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Billy Elliot, Full Monty, Brassed Off

 


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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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