Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 3rd Edition (June 2017)

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 3rd Edition (June 2017)

Quick Review Year In Review

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2017’s movies, as well as the best films I missed from last year and the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review Sharknado Award.  All in my very humble opinion…

 

BEST Films Of 2017… So Far:

 

  1. T2 Trainspotting (9/10)
  2. OJ Made In America (9/10)
  3. La La Land (8/10)
  4. Logan (8/10)
  5. Prevenge  (8/10)

Honourable Mentions: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (8/10), Get Out (8/10), Silence (8/10), Hidden Figures (8/10), Fast & Furious 8 Aka Fate Of The Furious (7/10), Wonder Woman (7/10), The Founder (7/10), XXX: Return Of Xander Cage (7/10), Ghost In The Shell (7/10), Alien Covenant (7/10)

 

WORST Films Of 2017… So Far:

 

  1. Fifty Shades Darker (2/10)
  2. Sleepless (2/10)
  3. Assassins Creed (3/10)
  4. Underworld Blood War (4/10)
  5. Hacksaw Ridge (5/10)

 

Dis-Honourable Mentions: King Arthur Legend Of The Sword (5/10), Live By Night (5/10), Sing! (5/10)

 

The 2017 Sharknado Award for Films So Good (!) They Cant Be Rated:  

2 Lava 2 Lantula 

 

Great Films Of 2016 That I saw In 2017:

The Edge Of Seventeen, The Girl With All The Gifts, Train To Busan, Deepwater Horizon, Kubo & The Two Strings, Sing Street, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, 13th,  I Daniel Blake

 

 

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 2nd Edition (April 14th 2017)

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 2nd Edition (April 14th 2017)

Quick Review Year In Review

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2017’s movies, as well as the best films I missed from last year and the Phil’s Quick Capsule Review Sharknado Award.  All in my very humble opinion…

 

BEST Films Of 2017… So Far:

 

  1. T2 Trainspotting (9/10)
  2. OJ Made In America (9/10)
  3. La La Land (8/10)
  4. Logan (8/10)
  5. Silence (8/10)

Honourable Mentions:  Fast & Furious 8 Aka Fate Of The Furious (7/10), The Founder (7/10), XXX: Return Of Xander Cage (7/10), Patriots Day (6/10)

 

WORST Films Of 2017… So Far:

 

  1. Fifty Shades Darker (2/10)
  2. Sleepless (2/10)
  3. Assassins Creed (3/10)
  4. Underworld Blood War (4/10)
  5. Hacksaw Ridge (5/10)

 

Dis-Honourable Mentions: Live By Night (5/10), Sing! (5/10)

 

The 2017 Sharknado Award for Films So Good (!) They Cant Be Rated:  

2 Lava 2 Lantula 

 

Great Films Of 2016 That I saw In 2017:

The Edge Of Seventeen, The Girl With All The Gifts, Train To Busan, Deepwater Horizon, Kubo & The Two Strings, Sing Street, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, 13th,  I Daniel Blake

 

 

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 1st Edition (17th Feb 2017)

Phil’s Best & Worst of 2017… So Far! 1st Edition (17th Feb 2017)

Quick Review Year In Review

So this is my semi-regularly updated of the BEST and WORST of 2017’s movies, in my very humble opinion.


BEST Films Of 2017… So Far:

 

  1. T2 Trainspotting (9/10)
  2. La La Land (8/10)
  3. Silence (8/10)
  4. The Founder (7/10)
  5. Patriots Day (6/10)

Honourable Mentions:

 

WORST Films Of 2017… So Far:

 

  1. Underworld Blood War (4.10)
  2. Hacksaw Ridge (5/10)
  3. Live By Night (5/10)

 

Dis-Honourable Mentions:

 

 

 The Sharknado Award for Films So Good They Cant Be Rated:

 

 


Great Films of 2016 I didn’t see in
2016

The Edge Of Seventeen, The Girl With All The Gifts, Train To Busan, Deepwater Horizon, Kubo & The Two Strings, Sing Street, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, 13th

 

 

Train to Busan – A Quick Capsule Review

Train to Busan – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
In a near double bill with Girl With All The Gifts, Train To Busan more than held its own. The Korean action horror delivers on shocks, thrills and spills and puts to shame even recent episodes of The Walking Dead with characters you care for in imaginative and often tragic situations.  It’s not even about the gore (the film has some but nothing compared with it’s TV cousin) as the film pounds relentlessly forward with hardly a moment left to catch your breath. Brilliant.

Best Bit: Tunnels

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Dawn of The Dead, 28 Days Later, The Girl With All The Gifts

If You Liked this Try: Buy

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2016 (Updated)

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2016 (Updated)

2016: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

So 2016 may be in the rear mirror but having now seen a few of 2016’s last few must see movies I’m having a do-over and republishing my list of the best films of 2016.

So here it is: my FINAL pick of the BEST films of 2016.

 

Film of The Year: The Nice Guys 
In Brief: It was pretty much Room or The Little Prince all the way this year until The Nice Guys came along.  But then any film directed and written by one of my favourite filmmakers in Shane Black was always going to have a fighting chance. Smart, funny and sharp as a tack… The Nice Guys is the best film you probably didn’t see this year!

2.  Kubo And The Two Strings
In Brief: : Paranorman, Coraline, The Boxtrolls and now Kubo.  That was high bar for sure but amazingly Kubo sets it higher still. Near perfect.

3. The Little Prince
In Brief:  Who saw this coming?  Adaptation of a popular kids book, released almost exclusively on Netflix. But man it knocked it out the park.  Brilliantly animated and heart wrenchingly performed, Little Prince is up there with the best of the genre.

4.  Sing Street
In Brief: Much like Sunshine Of Leith a few years back, Sing Street brings the songs, the charms and the heart and brings them all in spades.  One of the best films of the year for sure.

5. Hunt for The Wilder People
In Brief: A coming of age family drama that will spawn a million “Shit Got real” T-shirts.  Worth all the amazing reviews…

6. Room

7. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

8. Moana

9. Green Room

10. The Girl With All The Gifts

Bubbling Under:  Deadpool, The Big Short, Arrival, Doctor Strange,  Train To Busan, Eddie The Eagle, Midnight Special , Creed, Bad Moms, Spotlight 

 

The Girl With All The Gifts – A Quick Capsule Review

The Girl With All The Gifts – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Girl With All The Gifts plays like a cross between 28 Weeks Later and the yet to be made movie version of The Last of Us.  And yup for the most part it lives up to the quality of those two lofty titles.  Which is no mean feat. Close, Arterton, Considine and relative newcomer Sennia Nanua make a superb ensemble cast, delivering on point performances against the back ground of Colm McCarthy’s expertly drawn universe. Dystopian worlds don’t come any better drawn than this, especially at the budget level on display here but the film, it’s world and characters are superb.  Highly recommended.

Best Bit: The pram…

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: The Last of Us (PS4), 28 Weeks Later, Train To Busan, The Road

IMDB Rating: 

 

Author: Phil Hobden