Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Our Favourite British films

Podcast: Ross And Phil Talk… Our Favourite British films

Ross and Phil Talk Movies The Podcasts

PODCAST ALERT! On this episode of Ross And Phil Talk Movies we talk about our favourite British films of all time, catch up on what we’ve been watching recently and talk The Orville & Star Trek.

Hosted by Award winning filmmaker Ross Boyask and blogger/writer/failed former filmmaker Phil Hobden.

Discussed: Trainspotting, Monty Python’s Life Of Brian, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Get Carter, Four Weddings & A Funeral, 28 Days Later, Quadrophenia, The Full Monty, The Italian Job, Goldfinger, Carry On… Up the Khyber, Wet Hot American Summer, Marriage Story, The Orville, Harley Quinn, Star Trek: Discovery, Fled, The Hitman, Scoob!, Girls, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Hummingbird, Brassed Off, T2: Trainspotting, Face, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Four Lions, The Ipcress File, Paddington, Sexy Beast, Dog Soldiers, Zulu, Dean Man Shoes, Shallow Grave, Hellraiser , The Angels’ Share, Senna, Apollo 11, The Fast & The Fierce, Clownado

For more on Ross Boyask search @RossBoyask on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Also check out @EvoFilmsUK online.

For more on Phil Hobden check out www.philhobden.co.uk , Twitter (@PhilQuickReview) and Instagram (RossAndPhilTalkMovies)

Podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, GooglePlay, Anchor and here at www.philsquickreview.co.uk

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Phil’s Top 5… Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

Phil’s Top 5… Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

Other Cr*p Top 5

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners


Close but no cigar: Argo,  Forrest Gump, The King’s Speech, Gladiator 


5 – Titanic (1997)
is okay.  It’s long for sure, the effects have aged badly and it’s badly scripted. But it still holds a charm. Just not the kinda charm that beats  L.A. Confidential, The Full Monty or Good Will Hunting


4 – The Artist (2011)
The Artist
is fine. But 7 years after it won the Best Picture Oscar few remember the film. Least me.


3 – Dances With Wolves (1990)
This beat Goodfellas.  I need say no more.


2 – Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
It’s not that Driving Miss Daisy is bad its just not an Academy Award winning film. It also beat the far superior Dead Poets Society


1 – The English Patient (1996)
I hated The English Patient.  It was long, boring and overly worthy.  Years later I remember hardly a frame about it other than falling asleep numerous times.




The Full Monty (1997) – A Hall Of Fame Quick Capsule Review

The Full Monty (1997) – A Hall Of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Hall of Fame Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Full Monty oddly is a film that has gotten better with age.  Worthy of its reputation as a top notch working class Northern comedy, it’s appeal still endures on stage and screen and it’s a credit to the quality of the martial on display here that it launched or cemented the careers of so many actors.  It also packs a lot in from an love story, sexual awakenings, martial strife and much more. One of the best British films of the 90’s.

Best Bit: The Final Routine

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Brassed Off, Billy Elliot, Four Weddings & A Funeral

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Author: Phil Hobden


Phil’s Top 5… British Films

Phil’s Top 5… British Films

Other Cr*p

In a new semi-regular feature each week Phil takes a lookout a different movie related Top Five… this time out: British Films!

NB: Okay this will be British as in made in Britain, by a British director and a mostly British cast.  They MAY be funded by Americans or have American producers but they are at their core British!


Close but no cigar: Withnail & I, Dr No, Monty Pythons and The Holy Grail, The Full Monty


5 – Get Carter
THE revenge film, even all these years later, few films top the pure class of Michael Caine and Get Carter.

4 – Four Weddings & A Funeral
Four Weddings gave us the renaissance of British films, it gave us Hugh Grant, cemented Richard Curtis as one of the best comedy writers in the world and delivered the best opening scene in comedy history.  Oh and it made grown men cry.

3 – 28 Days Later
Best Zombie film (that’s not a zombie film obviously), 28 Days Later is a stand out of British and horror cinema.  Raw, violent and visceral 28 Day’s Later delivers time and time again on repeat viewing.

2 – Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Lock, Stock is for me the best directorial debut of ANY filmmaker ever.  Bold claim I know but seriously when was the last time you watched this film?  Even twenty years on it’s still class and, as was typical of the decade, a killer soundtrack to boot.  A million film tried to copy it but none bettered.

1 – Trainspotting
The style, the direction, the cast, the marketing, the soundtrack and probably at least another fifty reasons if you looked hard enough, Transpotting is just one of the best films of all time period, let alone British films.  It’s no easy watch but it stands as a masterclass in adapting an “unfilmable” book.