Posts by Phil Brown

Swiss Army Man Review

Swiss Army Man proves that a fart joke can be melancholic, magical, inspiring, adventurous, and moving, and that’s not even the movie’s finest achievement.

De Palma Review

Filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow sit down with legendary director Brian De Palma for a career spanning chat, De Palma is a treat for fans of the underrated director.

Anomalisa Blu-ray Review

There’s no such thing as a Charlie Kaufman movie designed to be watched only once and Anomalisa is certainly no exception, so we took a look at the brand new Blu-ray and its extras.

Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray Review

The Coen bros may not be at the top of their game for Hail, Caesar!, but even a minor work from these major filmmakers is worth a second (or third) look.

The Player Criterion Blu-ray Review

After many years relegated to just being a Basic Blu, Criterion has re-released Robert Altman's 1992 Hollywood skewering comedy The Player with a bevy of new extras joining some great archival ones.

Manhunter Blu-ray Review

Shout! Factory has produced a near-perfect Blu-ray of the 1986 cult classic Manhunter, there's just one thing that could have made it better.

The Witch Blu-ray Review

Our favourite horror movie to hit screens in a long time comes out Blu-ray today so we took the opportunity to watch The Witch again and give you the scoop on the disc's extras.

A Bigger Splash Review

A Bigger Splash has four strong leads in Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson and Matthias Schoenaerts, but there's one actor in particular who's operating on another level here.

Deadpool Blu-ray Review

Deadpool arrived on Blu-ray this week with a sack full of goodies for people who are into that kind of thing, i.e. us.

Hot Docs 2016: My Scientology Movie Review

For decades Louis Theroux has mounted a one-man study of all the strangest subcultures in America for the BBC, in My Scientology Movie he goes after his most difficult group to date with results ranging from creepy to hilarious.

Hot Docs 2016: Fear Itself Review

From the director of Beyond Clueless comes another essay film about pop culture, this time settling on horror films as a subject as it weaves together clips from the entire history of the genre.

Hot Docs 2016: Nuts! Review

Nuts! is about a man who nearly a century ago implanted goat testicles into the sacks of thousands of lost souls to cure their impotence and how this is a thing that really happened.

Hot Docs 2016: De Palma Review

Filmmakers Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow sit down with legendary director Brian De Palma for a career spanning chat, De Palma will be loved by those who already love him, but that's about it.

Death Becomes Her Blu-ray Review

Death Becomes Her was a 90s oddity remembered mainly for its special effects and hammy performances, if at all. Leave it to Shout! Factory to remind us of this forgotten unofficial tale from the crypt with the release of a brand spanking new Blu-ray.