BlacKkKlansman (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

BlacKkKlansman (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
BlacKkKlansman tells a fascinating story in a very uneven way.  The issue here is that Spike Lee can’t decide if the film is a arthouse movie, a comedy or a serious historical document and the end result is that tonally the film is a bit of a mess which ultimately robs it of its power. The performances are great (this said Adam Driver still seems to play every character the same) and Lee’s direction is polished but I honestly think there’s a better film to be made here.

Best Bit: Bang!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, Insider Man 


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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #107 – BlacKkKlansman, The Nun, Upgrade

Podcast: The Smoking Lamb #107 – BlacKkKlansman, The Nun, Upgrade

The Podcasts The Smoking Lamb Podcast

It’s The Smoking Lamb Movie Podcast. A weekly, no-holds-baa-aa-arred, and R-rated look at the world of movies.

On this episode: On the latest episode of The Smoking Lamb, Josh, Stephen and Mike discuss The Nun, Upgrade but more importantly – BlacKkKlansman and that controversial ending. Plus, we debut a brand new style of Top 5 as we all reveal our favourite films from 2015-2011 with a few rules in place.

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Review: Oldboy 2013 (DVD/BR)

Review: Oldboy 2013 (DVD/BR)

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The Review: This unnecessary remake stars Josh Brolin as a man locked away for twenty years with seemingly no reason, before being released and hooking up with a nurse to find out why the perpetrators imprisoned him.

If you’ve seen the original, then you know the rest – and you know this remake. The only practically new thing Spike Lee does here is offer us the opportunity to see what Derren Brown would look like playing an ultra rich, ultra eccentric bad guy. This role is played by District 9’s Sharlto Copley – and it simultaneously makes and ruins the film. He’s so over the top, and yet somehow he’s exactly the like the film; overproduced, oversaturated and over-everything. No need to remake the 2004 original which is far superior, although this does have its moments. It never really lets up, and Brolin is actually pretty good. Somehow, though, in the English language it loses something.

Nevertheless, as a fan of trash cinema, this just about passes muster – and is certainly passably entertaining. Elizabeth Olsen is certainly a talented performer. The moment you ask it to hold itself up to the original, it fails.

And that’s twice, now, when Samuel L. Jackson has been a part of a movie as needless as it surely sounds.

Reviewed By: Andrew Mackay

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