Phil Hobden

Former filmmaker (Ten Dead Men, Left For Dead) , current podcaster ( Ross and Phil Talk Movies) and life long movie fan!

Favorite films

  • GoodFellas
  • Top Gun
  • The Cannonball Run
  • Star Wars

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  • Phoenix Rising

    ★★★★

  • Crimes of the Future

    ★★

  • Spiderhead

    ★★½

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★

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  • Phoenix Rising

    Phoenix Rising

    ★★★★

    Powerful and disturbing abuse documentary that finally dispels the myth of ‘icon’ Marilyn Manson…

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★

    Another day another 2022 film falling short… yup this time is David cronenberg’s return to body horror which plays off a first draft script, another hollow Léa Seydoux performance and with the pretentious dial turned up to 11… but typically like the lesser works of Jackson, Spielberg and many others the reviews seem to protect the film rather than deliver what should be a far more brutal feedback.

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  • Memory

    Memory

    ★★½

    It’s a cheap shot to say but Memory is totally forgettable … another dull and mostly lifeless nail in the coffin of Liam Neeson's career. Taken feels a very long time ago…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Top Gun: Maverick delivered. 

    It’s a proper blockbuster. Full of action, heart and welcome call backs to the original. It had a huge mountain to climb for me (Top Gun is one of my favourite films ) and it delivers on nearly every front. 

    In truth they don’t make films like this any more and it feels like a throw back before CGI made action weightless and soulless. It’s real poeple doing real things, a lot of which we’ve never…