A Cure For Wellness – A Quick Capsule Review

A Cure For Wellness – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Gore Verbinski isn’t a terrible director.  He can handle visuals, gets good performances from his cast and can make a compelling film.  Sadly over the past 10 years or so he’s felt like a Michael Bay in waiting. Be it the pretty terrible Pirate films to the pretty terrible Lone Ranger, he’s delivered more than his fair share of junk.  A Cure For Wellness falls very much in that category. Visually stunning, well made and yet totally vacuous and pointless and man its long.  SO long. Simple put: save your life for something better.

Best Bit: Dane DeHaan is good.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Avoid

If You Liked this Try:  The Long Ranger, Get Out, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

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Author: Phil Hobden

Get Out – A Quick Capsule Review

Get Out – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Get Out is one of the best reviewed films of 2017 and you can see why – it’s super tense, expertly directed and deeply layered with a quirky tone that effortlessly veers between shocking violence to comedy.  It’s not perfect – the last third whilst good doesn’t quite land and the rationale that sits underneath doesn’t convince.  BUT Peele handles the film well and there’s few other films that handle building tension better than is.

Best Bit: Things just don’t seem quite right…

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, The Void, Hush

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Author: Phil Hobden

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – A Quick Capsule Review

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
What starts off as a (relatively) convention thriller quickly turns into something a very unexpected. Troll Hunter director Andre Overadal does a great job of building tension, even if his vision exceeds his budget.  The cast is excellent with Hirsh once again shinning nut sadly the talented Lovibond is wasted in what is little more than a walk on.  So lot to like in this surprisingly horror thriller.

Best Bit: Oh it’s THAT kind of film!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Split, From Dusk Till Dawn, Hush

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Author: Phil Hobden