The Equalizer, What We Did on Our Holiday, Jimi: All Is by My Side: 26 January’s new DVDs reviewed

In this week’s releases: Denzel Washington evens up the odds, David Tennant and Rosamund Pike play happy families, and Andre Benjamin has Hendrix covered

THE EQUALIZER (15)
★★★

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Denzel Washington brings Edward Woodward’s resourceful TV hero to the screen, aiding a young prostitute wanted by the Russian Mob.  

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray


WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY (12)
★★★

A family tries to hide its secrets on a trip to see ailing grandparent Billy Connolly in Scotland. They fail miserably.

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray


JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE (15)
★★★

A pivotal year in the life of guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who blows minds (and a few eardrums) as he brings his raucous and revolutionary guitar sound to Swinging London.

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray


THE SEARCH FOR WENG WENG (12)
★★★

Whatever happened to cinema’s smallest secret agent? An Aussie film-maker is determined to find out.

Format: DVD


HONEYMOON (15)
★★

Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie play the newlyweds who go and stay in a remote cabin in the woods. Like Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, things get weird, then terrifying.

Formats: DVD and Blu-ray


VIOLETTE (15)
★★★

Biopic of the bisexual French writer Violette Leduc, who earned the patronage of Simone de Beauvoir yet struggled to gain acceptance due to the controversial nature of her work.

Format: DVD


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