Monsters And Men (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Monsters And Men (2018) – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Monsters And Men is a 2018 American drama film written and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green that is well-acted and visually stylish but falls short of it’s expectations for itself with a narrative that doesn’t quite gel and a story of corruption and street life that we’ve seen before.  It’s a shame as all the elements here work on their own – the script is realistic, the acting solid and the direction slick but sadly it doesn’t come together as well as you want it.  That said it’s far from bad and the idea smart enough to just about hold your attention.

Best Bit: The shooting

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Boyz In The Hood, Kidulthood, City of God

 


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Brotherhood – A Quick Capsule Review

Brotherhood – A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Brotherhood is the third in Clark’s Hood trilogy.  After a near 8 year break from the release of Adulthood, we once again follow the story of Sam and see how earlier life choices still haunt him years on.  It’s smart move by Clark to add a final chapter to this story as he gets to reflect back on the choices the younger Sam made and how they still impact years ago.  Overall the film works but it’s uneasy tone lets it down – whether Clark was going for comedy or not it sits uneasy against the harder urban edge.  Great support cast (Maza especially) and a strong soundtrack round of the film.

Best Bit: Sam visits the house

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Kidulthood, Adulthood, Screwed

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Author: Phil Hobden