A getaway driver finds himself in the middle of a double-cross. A lean, effective thriller that’s equal parts The Driver and Locke. Frank Grillo makes for a pleasingly ordinary protagonist. Shades of John Carpenter and Walter Hill throughout. Recommended.
A hapless theatre owner tries one last time to save his dreams. Its hoary premise aside, and some charmless character design notwithstanding, this is a chirpy jukebox musical hitting all the right feelgood notes, with a handful of quality jokes.
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Dredd is framed in a revenge conspiracy and loses his Judge status. Patchy first attempt at the iconic 2000AD character, with twice as many daft ideas as good ones. Some striking moments, though, and some still-impressive design and effects work.
A farmer is driven mad by a selfish decision. Period horror-drama based on a Stephen King novella. Anchored by a great performance from Thomas Jane and a feeling of grim inevitability. No surprises, but a well-mounted production.
The Enterprise is destroyed by an alien race seeking a device that will allow them to attack the Federation. A pacy, light, though ultimately disposable third instalment of the alt-timeline Kirk adventures. Feels like an expanded TV episode; not altogether a criticism.
A young woman finds she is possessed by her unborn twin, growing as a tumour in her brain. Grubby little horror pic with decent gore effects, but with a glum premise, iffy interior logic, a queasy and wholly unjustified focus on rape, and an unravelling storyline.
A child of divorced parents becomes possessed by a demonic doll. Clumsy horror unable to deliver on scares, gore, dread, or much interior logic despite a mounting body count and a decent supporting turn from Tobin Bell. Meh.
Alan Grant is lured to Isla Sorna to help find a missing child. Contrived but watchable threequel which wisely ditches the spectacle of the first movie and focuses on delivering effects-driven chase-based monster mayhem, with a few good jokes.
Dreary sequel-ish film. New family, same house, little horror. Jennifer Jason Leigh is watchable, but can’t save this garbage. Tries and fails to re-capture prior horror greatness with predictably stupid scenes. Did the studio win the franchise rights in a poker game? Awful shit.
A bullied teen finds his babysitter is the head of a satanic cult. Enjoyable horror-comedy with plenty of splattery jokes, a generally light touch, and engaging playing from its leads. Frothy but fun.