D: Marcelo Martinessi.
S: Ana Brun, Margarita Irún, Ana Ivanova.
Kernel of interest not exploited. Rhythms of life repeated so often that it undermines observations. Lead is too blank, in sharp contrast to those around her. An inefficient use of the runtime.
Ds: David Zellner (Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter), Nathan Zellner.
S: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster, Joe Billingiere.
First half amuses, but kept reminding of SLOW WEST. Second half veers away, but loses a little steam.
BLACK 47 ★★★½☆
D: Lance Daly.
S: Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Sarah Greene, Jim Broadbent.
An Irish revenge western. Has elements of BRAVEHEART, RAMBO and THE PROPOSITION. Would have benefitted from less stiff dialogue and more thumping direction, but the story is fiercely anti-imperialist.