The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Peanut Butter Falcon stars Shia LaBeouf.  Yes usually that would be the sentence that ends the review dead but stick with me as you (like I was) may be pleasantly surprised.  For this comedy-drama film directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz is actually a surprisingly charming, heart warming tale of a runaway, a lost soul and a woman wanting to save people that’s both well acted and totally believable, all set against the oddly captivating Florida keys.  Okay so it’s a little familiar at times but this could be the film that starts the Beouf Back, a loving, beautifully set ode to friendship.

Best Bit:Shia LaBeouf.  No really.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Way Way Back, Booksmart, The Breakfast Club


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The Hunt For the Wilderpeople – A Quick Capsule Review

The Hunt For the Wilderpeople – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Easily jumping into my top 10 for 2016, Hunt for The Wilderpeople is one of the wittiest and most charming films of 2016. A New Zealand family comedy-drama about a boy on the run with his grumpy foster dad may not seem like an appealing pitch but the film is almost note perfect and as the two bond you cant help but affection for them their plight and their fight to stay together. Loved it.

Best Bit: Shit Just Got real!

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Sing Street, The Way Way Back, Stand By Me

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Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2013

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2013

Quick Review Year In Review

So here it is… my pick of the BEST films of 2013.  

Film of The Year: Rush
In Brief:I loved Rush.  An excellent drama, a brilliant F1 film and best of all, a movie that keeps it sense of fun and humour.

2. Zero Dark Thirty
In Brief:  One of the first films I saw in 2013 ends up being one of the best.  Thrilling edge of seat drama, with tense direction from Katherine Bigelow and  top notch performances.  Brilliant.

3. McCullin
In Brief: A fascinating documentary on a fascinating man.  It’s not flashy or showy but it tells the story of a true original.

4. The Way Way Back
In Brief: A lovely coming of age film, charming sweet and funny with some great central performances.

5. Despicable Me 2
In Brief: Not just one of the funniest film of 2013 but also one of the most charming.  Okay so it’s mostly down to the excellent Minions but Despicable Me 2 had me quoting lines even to this day.

Bubbling under:
Thor 2, Hitchcock; Alan Partridge Alpha Papa; Mea Maxima Culpa; Iron Man 3; White House Down; Django Unchained; Batman The Dark Knight Returns Pt 2; The Impossible; Olympus Has Fallen; Fast 6; Kick Ass 2, Blackfish