Biopic of Barry Seal, one time TWA pilot turned CIA stooge/bag man/cocaine runner/gun runner. This is breathless stuff, superbly handled by Liman and with a great central performance from Cruise. Riveting, and so outlandish it has to be real. 🙂
1980s cold war stylish spy shenanigans. This is a thoroughly enjoyable dose of cold war paranoia with Theron superlative throughout. So many good scenes to be had here, but the bravura fight sequence towards the end is simply superb. Yes. 🙂
Marvel cut loose with the third in the series and it’s excellent popcorn fodder. Hemsworth et al are clearly having great fun here and the film is the sequel to GOTG that we never got. Special mention to the music which is superb. Go see this. 🙂
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.