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Youth (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 28, 2016

Review 124min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Paolo Sorrentino Cast:        Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz…and more Writer:     Paolo Sorrentino -Synopsis- In an exclusive clean-living Swiss Alpine retreat, a retired composer and his film director friend reflect on life’s loves, loss and regret, while the drama surrounding their eccentric fellow guests unfolds and a special […]

Spotlight (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 28, 2016

Review 129min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Tom McCarthy Cast:        Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams…and more Writers:    Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy -Synopsis- An all-star cast features in writer/director Tom McCarthy’s journalistic drama chronicling the true story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering of a local priest child abuse scandal which rocked the Catholic church to […]

The 33 (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2016

Review 127min Genre:    Fact-based, Drama Director: Patricia Riggen Cast:      Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche , Rodrigo Santoro…more Writers:  Mikko Alanne, Craig Borten , Michael Thomas…and more -Synopsis- Big-screen dramatization of the real Chilean mining collapse of 2010 where 33 miners were trapped for over 2 months, while government officials and engineers from around the world struggled […]

Dirty Grandpa (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 23, 2016

Review 102min Genre:      Comedy Director:   Dan Mazer Cast:        Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza…and more Writer:     John Phillips -Synopsis- Following the recent death of his beloved wife, a debauched grandfather co-opts his straight-laced uptight grandson into joining him on a sex-fuelled Florida spring break road-trip in this outrageous lewd comedy starring the great […]

The Big Short (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 21, 2016

Review 130min Genre:      Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:   Adam McKay Cast:        Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling…and more Writers:    Charles Randolph, Adam McKay & Michael Lewis -Synopsis- Comedy writer/director extraordinaire Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights) wrangles an all-star cast in this tragic tale of corporate greed, stupidity and corruption, about a rag-tag group of Wall Street […]

Suicide Squad Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on January 20, 2016

A ragtag group of super villains are recruited by a shadowy government organization to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency in this DC Comics all-action birth of the “bad guy” superhero flick from the director of ‘Fury’ and ‘End of Watch’. Directed by David Ayer and starring  Margot Robbie, Will Smith and […]

The Revenant (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 15, 2016

Review 156min Genre:     Fact-based, Adventure, Drama, Thriller Director:  Alejandro González Iñárritu Cast:       Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson…and more Writers:   Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith & Michael Punke Oscar-winning writer/director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s semi-biographical survival drama set in the unforgiving 19th century American frontier, starring  Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper on […]

10 of the Best: Movie Sword Fights #2

Posted by Gui on January 15, 2016

Week 2 January 2016 En Garde!, since we couldn’t fit our favorite sword fights in one video, here’s part 2 for the most iconic, memorable and entertaining movie sword fights. You can see part 1 here Let us know what you think by liking and commenting and please subscribe for more weekly videos, you can […]

Creed (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2016

Review 133min Genre:     Action, Drama Director:  Ryan Coogler Cast:       Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson…more Writers:   Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington and Sylvester Stallone -Synopsis- Young Michael B. Jordan (Fantastic Four, Fruitvale Station) stars in a ‘Rocky’ spin-off as the late “Apollo Creed’s” troubled illegitimate son who enlists the help of his dad’s legendary “Italian […]

Oscar Nominations 2016

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2016

The 28th of February 2016 will see the year’s awards season come to a climax at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California, although all award shows are subjective and we can endlessly debate over who should win what, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be globally recognized for another […]

Money Monster Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on January 14, 2016

After a financial advice TV star and his crew are taken hostage live on air, he must help his irate captor expose the fraud and corruption that stole his livelihood and destroyed his life in this moral outrage drama from on-camera star turned director Jodie Foster. Directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney, Julia […]

Room (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

Review 118min Genre:     Drama Director:  Lenny Abrahamson Cast:       Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen…and more Writer:    Emma Donoghue -Synopsis- “Jack”, a five year-old boy, discovers the majesty of the world as he escapes the confines of a small room where he’s spent his entire life isolated from the world with his “Ma”, only to deal […]

Top 5 Realistic Movie Boxers

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

To celebrate Friday’s release of Ryan Coogler’s ‘Rocky’ boxing drama spin-off ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan, we break down our top 5 movie performances from actors who have clearly studied the sweet pugilistic science, in films that represent the sport accurately so classic ‘Rocky’ films are out of the running… and we’re not interested in actual […]

Hail, Caesar! Trailer #2

Posted by Gui on January 12, 2016

An all-star cast is assembles for this Coen Brothers golden-age Hollywood comedy revolving around a big Hollywood studio producer’s efforts to find his biggest star after he’s kidnapped under mysterious circumstances. Directed by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen and starring George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson and Josh Brolin among others. Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery UK Release: […]

Golden Globe Awards 2016

Posted by Gui on January 11, 2016

The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills on Sunday night with all the usual glitz, glamour and red-carpet frenzy that comes with it, there was also the small matter of recognizing the great work done for TV and Film in 2015 and here at FilmPhonic we give you a recap on […]

BAFTA Film Award Nominations 2016

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2016

The 14th of February 2016 will see the biggest night in British cinema with the BAFTAs being awarded in London, although we can endlessly debate subjectively over who should win and disagree with the nominations, and believe us we do, this is a chance for films and their filmmakers to be recognized for another great […]

The Hateful Eight (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 8, 2016

Review 186min Genre:      Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Western Director:   Quentin Tarantino Cast:        Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson…more Writer:     Quentin Tarantino -Synopsis- In the cold post civil war American frontier, a hardened bounty-hunter and his prisoner are joined by extra passengers as they head for an isolated lodge to escape a fierce blizzard, […]

High-Rise Teaser Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on January 7, 2016

Dystopian action/drama about an isolated London society in a state-of-the-art high-rise building where a rigid hierarchy and fractured class system descends into decadence and anarchy for the residents, a commentary on class division and the corruptive nature of modern urban living. Directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller among […]

The Danish Girl (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 2, 2016

Review 120min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:   Tom Hooper Cast:        Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard…and more Writers:    Lucinda Coxon & David Ebershoff -Synopsis- Transgender period drama about the unconventional love story of married Danish artists in early 20th century Europe, who struggle to cope with the husband’s transition into one of the earliest identified […]

Retrospective 2015 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2016

2015 has been a another strong and varied year for film, from comic-book titans and quirky comedies to powerful dramas and captivating indies. It’s also been a big year for the Action/Adventure blockbuster, from disappointments like ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’ to triumphant box-office goliaths like ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Spectre’, not to mention the most […]