A Good Woman Is Hard To Find (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

A Good Woman Is Hard To Find (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find almost doesn’t work. It’s very much a film of two performances: Sarah Bolger is excellent in the career making lead role and the film is tense as hell with a suitably satisfying final act.  In fact it’s fair to say that Bolger makes this film, giving a credible and impressive central performance.  On the other hand you have Edward Hogg who delivers a frankly bizarre performance as the lead antagonist and, at times feels like he’s in a different film.  It just doesn’t work.  Add to this a few characters choices which seem totally left field and you have a film that often walks a very fine line.  This all said director Abner Pastoll does a good job with the more bloody moments however and the film remains suitably shocking and captivating.

Best Bit: The ending

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Widows, Revenge, Harry Brown

 


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The Equalizer – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

The Equalizer – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Equalizer is a film Tony Scott would have made if he’d still ben alive. In fact if anything it feels like a prequel to Man On Fire. If this sounds like a great idea, then this is very much for you.  A revenge film heavy on revenge, violence and creative ways to kill, this is Washington (and director Antoine Fuqua for that matter) on cruise mode. But he does ‘Cruise’ almost better than anyone and whilst he’s never stretched he’s certainly having fun.  And that’s never a bad thing.  In short: Bloody, violent if a bit over long.

Best Bit: Home depot finale

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Commando, Man On Fire, Harry Brown

 

Author: Phil Hobden

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We Still Kill The Old Way – A Quick Capsule Review

We Still Kill The Old Way – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
We Still Kill The The Old Way is yet another British crime revenge thriller.  What makes WSKTOW stand out from what is a very crowded field is the combination of a very lean story and a very strong cast.  Heading the cast is British mainstay Ian Ogilvy, shining is a role tailor made for his suave cool. Able support is provided by Christopher Ellison and James Cosmo as the hard as nails old school criminals, with a special not going out to Danny Dyer’s daughter Danni making her debut here.    It could have done with being a little more hardcore at times but all in all this is a good watch.

Best Bit: The gangs back together

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

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If You Liked this Try: Harry Brown, The Guvnors, Top Dog

 

Author: Phil Hobden

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Blog: The Equalizer – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Equalizer is a film Tony Scott would have made if he’d still ben alive. In fact if anything it feels like a prequel to Man On Fire. If this sounds like a great idea, then this is very much for you.  A revenge film heavy on revenge, violence and creative ways to kill, this is Washington (and director Antoine Fuqua for that matter) on cruise mode. But he does ‘Cruise’ almost better than anyone and whilst he’s never stretched he’s certainly having fun.  And that’s never a bad thing.  In short: Bloody, violent if a bit over long.

Best Bit: Home depot finale

Buy, Rent, Stream, Borrow: Rent

If You Liked this Try: Commando, Man On Fire, Harry Brown

 

Author: Phil Hobden