Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Bohemian Rhapsody has had a pretty rough critical reception so far and, for the most part, having watched the movie it seems pretty unfair.  Yes this is a surface deep look at the career of Queen and Freddie Mercury and yes it does ignore many of the darker elements of the lead singers life. But with a central performance as good as that delivered by Rami Malek at the centre and THAT music you almost forgive some of its weaker moments.  And the film does have them – the film doesn’t nail the battle Freddie has with his sexuality and Live Aid for one seems oddly cheap at times but thankfully the film (just) sticks the landing on that one.  So Queen fans will love it but more than that there’s a fascinating story at the centre of the film and one that people should see.

Best Bit:Bohemian Rhapsody

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Doors, Get On Up, Sid & Nancy 

 


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One Sentence Reviews… Round 1

One Sentence Reviews… Round 1

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Looking through my DVD collection there’s a raft of films that due to age, obscurity or general lack of point in doing so will never be reviewed here. So with that in mind let me introduce a semi-regular new feature.
The one sentence review. The MTV/McDonalds hamburger of reviews…
Round One

BAD BOYS
Watch two guys play whose penis is bigger in a homoerotic take of male bonding.

BATMAN & ROBIN
Oh my god Clooney Killed Batman. You bastard.

BRAVEHEART
Enjoyable but as factually accurate as a Kosivan immigrant, who barely has idea where the UK is, explaining the history of our royal family to an alien in Spanish.


CANNONBALL RUN 2
Like Cannonball Run. Just with added Sinatara.


CON AIR
The usual Bruckheimer… but without the action.

DELIVERANCE
Reynolds. Voight. Rednecks. Canoes. Banjos. Anal rape.

DIRTY DANCING
A film made for women who have either been dumped or run out of batteries for their rampant rabbit.

THE DOORS
He’s nobody. He’s famous. He’s drunk. He’s nobody. He’s dead.

(Thank you Dennis Leary!)

ROADHOUSE
Flashdance with martial arts.