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Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 30, 2016

Review 147min Genre:      Comic-book, Action, Adventure Directors:  Anthony Russo and Joe Russo Cast:        Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson…more Writers:    Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Mark Millar …more -Synopsis- An ideological disagreement between Iron Man and Captain America about how to best protect humanity, which surfaced in ‘Age of Ultron’, turns into an open battle […]

Son of Saul (2015) (Hungarian, German & other languages)

Posted by Gui on April 28, 2016

Review 107min Genre:      Drama, War, Thriller Director:   László Nemes Cast:        Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn…and more Writers:    László Nemes and Clara Royer -Synopsis- In Auschwitz at the height of the Holocaust; a Hungarian member of the “Sonderkommando“, a special unit of Jewish prisoners forced to assist in running the Nazi death-camps, finds solemn purpose […]

Snowden Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on April 27, 2016

Oliver Stone directs and Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as former CIA and NSA employee Edward Snowden; seen as a hero by some and a traitor by others, wanted by the US government for leaking thousands of classified documents to the media, which exposed the extent of surveillance that the US and its allies conduct globally and […]

Miles Ahead (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 23, 2016

Review 100min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Don Cheadle Cast:        Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi…and more Writers:    Steven Baigelman, Don Cheadle, Stephen J. Rivele… more -Synopsis- Don Cheadle writes, directs and stars in his unique cinematic portrait of jazz trumpeter and music giant Miles Davis, a stylized biographical drama about a difficult and complicated genius […]

Bastille Day (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 21, 2016

Review 92min Genre:      Action, Thriller Director:   James Watkins Cast:        Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon…and more Writer:     Andrew Baldwin An American pickpocket in Paris is on the run after being unwittingly implicated in a terrorist attack, hunted by a hard-nosed CIA super agent, together they form a unwilling alliance to unravel a conspiracy which […]

Jason Bourne Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on April 21, 2016

With the help of an old “friend” and his memory intact, everyone’s favourite amnesiac super-agent returns on a globe-trotting mission to find out the truth about his origins and haunt the CIA. Directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and Alicia Vikander among others. Genre: Action, Thriller UK Release: 28th of July […]

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 20, 2016

Review 98min Genre:      Western, Drama Director:   Gavin O’Connor Cast:        Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor…and more Writers:    Brian Duffield, Anthony Tambakis & Joel Edgerton -Synopsis- In the post civil-war American west; a Southern belle recruits an old flame to help protect her reformed outlaw husband from his brutal ex-gang and their ruthless leader in this […]

The Magnificent Seven Teaser Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on April 20, 2016

Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, Training Day) reboots the 1960 classic western remake of the Kurosawa masterpiece, following 7 disparate gunslingers and outlaws as they come together to protect a poor village from a ruthless industrialist and his men. Directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke among others. Genre: Western, Action […]

The Jungle Book (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 17, 2016

Review 106min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Director:   Jon Favreau Cast:        Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Idris Elba…and more Writers:    Justin Marks & Rudyard Kipling -Synopsis- Disney’s CGI-heavy 21st century version of Rudyard Kipling’s iconic story, following the fortunes of an orphan who’s raised in the jungle by his talking animal friends in this epic fable […]

The Neon Demon Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on April 16, 2016

Director Nicolas Winding Refn applies his aesthetic stylings to a story about a vapid modern society’s obsession with youth and beauty, starring Elle Fanning as a young aspiring model who’s faced with the dark reality of a town and industry intent on bleeding her dry. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Elle Fanning, Christina […]

Eye in the Sky (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 15, 2016

Review 102min Genre:         War, Drama, Thriller Director:      Gavin Hood Cast:           Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman…and more Writer:        Guy Hibbert -Synopsis- Drone warfare thriller starring Dame Helen Mirren as a British military officer whose African mission to capture suspected terrorists turns into an assassination strike with dire consequences for the innocent, a modern-conflict drama […]

Top 5 Classical Music Movie Moments

Posted by Gui on April 14, 2016

We at FilmPhonic love a great original score, but we can’t resist wonderful visuals set to the backdrop of an often unrelated iconic classical melody that somehow works perfectly… and gives us a timeless movie moment. There are many examples but we’ve tried to pick our Top 5, what’s yours?   #5: The Marriage of […]

Indie Spotlight- Three Days In Auschwitz

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2016

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our “Indie Spotlight” series for your consideration. Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Philippe Mora Cast:        Philippe Mora, Mirka Mora Country:   USA | Australia | Germany […]

Doctor Strange Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2016

After an accident ends his career; a self-styled surgeon sets out on a journey of healing and discovery, only to find hidden dimensions of magic and a supreme sorcerer who will teach him the mystic arts that will help in the fight against evil. Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and […]

Hardcore Henry (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 10, 2016

Review 96min Genre:      Action, Sci-fi Director:   Ilya Naishuller Cast:        Sharlto Copley, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky…and more Writers:    Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart -Synopsis- Brazen and violent video game style first-person action film placing the audience in the role of “Henry”; a resurrected cyborg operative with memory loss who’s on a mission to rescue his wife from […]

Midnight Special (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 9, 2016

Review 112min Genre:      Sci-fi, Drama, Mystery Director:   Jeff Nichols Cast:        Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton…and more Writer:     Jeff Nichols -Synopsis- In a desperate attempt to protect his son who possesses mysterious supernatural powers; a man goes on the run from religious zealots and government forces with the help of his companions, on a mission […]

Dheepan (2015) (Tamil & French language)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2016

Review 115min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Jacques Audiard Cast:         Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan…and more Writers:     Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré -Synopsis- After escaping persecution in Sri Lanka, a refugee and his unorthodox family struggle to build a new life as caretakers in the dangerous suburbs of Paris in this Palme d’Or-winning drama from the […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Teaser #1

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2016

The 1st of the Disney era Star Wars “Anthology” films is a prequel, set before the events of ‘A New Hope’ where a talented trouble-maker joins the rebellion against the Empire on a mission to steal the blueprints for the first “Death Star”. Directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker and Ben […]

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 4, 2016

Review 114min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Fantasy Director:  Cedric Nicolas-Troyan Cast:       Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt…and more Writers:   Evan Spiliotopoulos, Craig Mazin, Evan Daugherty… and more -Synopsis- The beautiful evil queen’s actions unleash the wrath of her “Ice Queen” sister upon the land, only to be defied by her greatest warriors and their allies in […]