Grosse Point Geek… (Best Film from EVERY Year I’ve Been Alive)

Grosse Point Geek… (Best Film from EVERY Year I’ve Been Alive)

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A look at the BEST films, one from each of my years on this planet…. starting with 1976!


The 70’s

1976 – Rocky
1977 – Star Wars
1978 – Jaws
1979 – Alien

The 80’s

1980 – Empire Strikes Back
1981 – Raiders Of The Lost Ark
1982 – The Thing
1983 – The Return Of The Jedi
1984 – Indiana Jones and The Temple Of Doom
1985 – Back To The Future
1986 – Aliens
1987 – Predator
1988 – Die Hard
1989 – Indiana Jones and The last Crusade

The 90’s

1990 – Goodfellas
1991 – The Silence Of The lambs
1992 – Reservoir Dogs
1993 – Jurassic Park
1994 – Pulp Fiction
1995 – Seven
1996 – Jerry Maguire
1997 – LA Confidential
1998 – The Big Lebowski
1999 – The Matrix

The 2000’s 

2000 – Gladiator
2001 – The Lord Of The Rings: The fellowship of The Ring
2002 – The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
2003 – The Lord of The Rings: The Return Of The King
2004 – Shaun Of The Dead
2005 – Batman Begins
2006 – Rocky Balboa
2007 –  Hot Fuzz
2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – Star Trek
2010 – The Kings Speech


The 10’s 

2011 – Warrior
2012 – The Dark Knight Rises
2013 – The Wolf Of Wall Street
2014 – Whiplash
2015 – Mad Max Fury Road
2016 – Rogue One: a Star Wars Story
2017 – Dunkirk
2018 – Avengers Infinity War
2019 – Avengers Endgame



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Phil’s Top 5… Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

Phil’s Top 5… Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners

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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.




Darkest Hour – A Quick Capsule Review

Darkest Hour – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Darkest Hour hangs on the central performance of Gary Oldman.  And it’s an epic one, nailing a sympathetic but belligerent Winston Churchill and in turn delivering one of this years best performances.  This said…  it’s a shame then that the rest of the film seems so televisual and fails to live up to what Oldman delivers.  It’s not that it’s bad but it just lacks scope and director Wright just doesn’t deliver enough visual punch or story to make this stand out.  So great performance, okay film.

Best Bit: Oldman

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Kings Speech, Dunkirk, Churchill 

IMDB Rating: 


Author: Phil Hobden

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

The 25 Best… 2010’s to Now Movies!

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In our latest regular feature, coming out the first Friday of each month, Phil (of Phil’s Quick Capsule Review)  along with podcaster Josh Morris, Writer Mike Parkin, Grosse Point Geek’s Will Strong and Motion Picture Manic Jamie Robinson breakdown the 25 Best Films Of each major film decade.


This time out: The 2010’s to Now! 


The close but no cigar Films: Everybody Wants Some, The Final Girls, I Olga Hepnarova, No One Lives, The Jungle Book (2016), Hugo, The Guest, Zootopia, Black Swan, Dawn of The Planet of The Apes, Drive, Florentina Hubaldo CTE



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