Bleak, noir toned thriller. Oddly stilted performance from Liam Neeson as he walks around New York looking for mafia wife killers. Nothing new here; over long with some tension but ultimately misses it’s own target. Somewhat dull and ends stupidly.
Risible sequel/retelling that has very little to add to the original films beyond a decent display from the ever reliable Vincent D’onofrio. Not scary in the slightest and far too reliant on how can we get her to climb out of modern screens. Avoid. 😡
A band of hired guns seek redemption by protecting a town from a robber baron. An enjoyable nth version of Seven Samurai, this throwback western references Tombstone and Pale Rider as much as its nominal source material; all involved seem to have fun.
An immortal witch-hunter tackles an ancient foe. At times well-directed, but this is nevertheless a muddled and uninvolving action fantasy effort which suffers from convoluted plotting, an underpowered villain, and decent actors phoning in performances.
Young Bill Shakespeare tries to make his fortune as a playwright, only to be involved in a Spanish plot. Splendid Pythonesque romp from the Horrible Histories/Yonderland team, ticking off all the Elizabethan gags in the folio.
Riddick is marooned on a planet populated by water-activated monsters. The third movie in the cycle strips back most of the excess from Chronicles… offering an OK siege flick that’s part remake of Pitch Black.
A demonic superhero battles neo-Nazi occultists bent on unleashing interdimensional chaos. Gorgeously-designed though shallow action fantasy clearly in love with its world and protagonist.