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We Still Kill The Old Way – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: We Still Kill The The Old Way is yet another British crime revenge thriller.  What makes WSKTOW stand out from what is a very crowded field is the combination of a very lean story and a very strong cast.  Heading the cast is British mainstay Ian Ogilvy, shining is a role tailor made for his suave cool. ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… So Far (Updated: 30th September 2016 )

Best Films of 2016… So Far. So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion. Best Films Of 2016… So Far: The Nice Guys (9/10) Room (8/10) The Big Short (8/10) Green Room (8/10) Deadpool (8/10) Honourable Mentions: Creed (8/10); Where To Invade Next (8/10); Midnight Special (8/10); Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Zero Days (8/10), Money Monster ... Read More »

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2016… The Half Way Point (Updated: 3rd July 2016)

Best Films of 2016… So Far. So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2016’s movies, in my very humble opinion. Best Films Of 2016… So Far: Room (8/10) The Big Short (8/10) Green Room (8/10) Creed (8/10) Dead pool (8/10) Honourable Mentions: Spotlight (8/10); Eddie The Eagle (8/10); Zootropolis (8/10), Batman Vs Superman Dawn Of Justice (7/10), Eye In The Sky (7/10); ... Read More »

Kung Fu Panda 3 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: This is strange.  A trilogy of animated films that, for the most part, are probably more consistent than almost ANY other trilogy of movies I’ve ever seen.  Seriously.  Okay so it’s far from high art of the heady heights of Toy Story but man Kung Fu Panda 3 knocks it out the park once again.  Great voice cast, ... Read More »

Anomalisa – Motion Picture Maniac

An animated film that is intended strictly for adults and isn’t a comedy is about as rare as a stop-motion animated character with an anatomically correct penis that swings with grace as he climbs out of the shower, and that’s pretty rare, but hey, the most recent cinematic delve into the world of the animated, Anomalisa, has not one but ... Read More »

High-Rise – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: High Rise is based on an “unfilmable” book by  J.G. Ballard and directed by sometimes hit sometimes miss British director Ben Wheatley.  Based on this combination, it was most likely that this was either going to be one of the best films ever made or an epic failure. Truth is it falls somewhere between the two, with ... Read More »

Alice Through The Looking Glass – Motion Picture Maniac

I wonder, if Alice Through The Looking Glass has any making of special features on its DVD, will they open with the theme from How It’s Made? Because what we have here is a movie that is so painfully bland and generic, so blatantly designed by committee and carelessly slapped together like an oven-ready pizza in all of its money ... Read More »

Mother’s Day – Motion Picture Maniac

Why don’t you just stick dynamite caked in cat crap through my letterbox and giggle as in explodes all over my hall, I mean why don’t you just do that, may as well, I mean if you’re going to make films as disgusting as crap covered dynamite then why not do it for real then eh? Mother’s Day is the ... Read More »

Kung Fu Panda 2 – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review: Kung Fu Panda 2 is an exceptionally made animated film with possibly one of the best voice casts ever put on screen.  A great sequel which, from a technical point of view, steps the franchise up to a new level.  It’s a slight shame then that with a darker story a lot of the originals charm ... Read More »