Revenge (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Revenge (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A slow build, a brutal narrative, a unique location and a bundle of stand out directorial moments makes Revenge a real must see.  In the tradition of the 70’s and 80’s female revenge films, with a dash of grindhouse, Revenge does what it says on the tin without ever feeling exploitative of it’s subject matter.  But when the revenge starts it’s bloody and brutal with a final sequence that may rank up there with some of my favourite cinematic moments of this year (and maybe even decade).  Like RAW last year it just shows that European independent horror has never been better.

Best Bit: The end sequence is insane

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: I Spit On Your Grave, Irreversible, Hard Candy

 

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We Need To Talk About Kevin – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

We Need To Talk About Kevin – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
We Need To Talk About Kevin is a hard watch.  From Tilda Swinton’s cold mother to Ezra Miller’s scarily convincing unhinged teenager, We Need To Talk About Kevin leaves you feeling more than a little traumatised.   That said it’s brilliant script, cold but brilliant direction and insanely convincing performances make for one of the most power films of last year.

 

Best Bit: Tilda Swinton is amazing

 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream (It can only be watched once)

 

If you liked this try:  Taxi Driver, Martha Marcy May MarleneHard Candy

 

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Phil Hobden