Philip Kennedy

Philip Kennedy

Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion

Favorite films

  • The Best of Youth
  • Gregory's Girl
  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Back to the Future

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  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    ★★★½

  • Apollo 13

    ★★★★

  • One Minute Time Machine

  • Like Someone in Love

    ★★★★

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  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13

    ★★★★

    Damn, this is a solid movie. Solid direction. Solid performances. Solid suspense.

    Maybe that sounds like faint praise but it shouldn’t. This is exactly what you want from a film like this. Two solid hours of pure solid storytelling. Damn. So solid.

  • Like Someone in Love

    Like Someone in Love

    ★★★★

    My first Kiarostami. A lot going on yet still so restrained. I reckon this one will linger.

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  • Tower Heist

    Tower Heist

    ★★½

    It's easy to imagine that in a few years time the following conversation will happen in hundreds of homes:

    "So did you just go to bed when you came in?"

    "Actually no, I turned on the TV and ended up watching this crappy movie."

    "What was it?"

    "Oh, it was called Penthouse Robbery or Apartment Theft or something."

    "Any good?"

    "I can't remember any of it, but yeah it was actually pretty ok!"


    Tower Heist - adequately watchable

  • Never Let Me Go

    Never Let Me Go

    ★★★★½

    Beautiful and tragic; Never Let Me Go is the type of film which creeps up on you and leaves you devastated for hours afterwards. Romanek's take on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel is note perfect - capturing the writer's ability to never force the story, he bravely allows for the impact of the tale be told through the delicate and muted performances of his excellent cast.

    Sobering yet essential viewing.