The Ghostbusters have to reunite to battle another supernatural threat to New York. As much a remake of the 1984 original as a sequel, this passable reprise lacks the first film’s freshness, but has a few good lines and performances nevertheless.
An account of the first Earth orbit with a spacewalk, the 1965 Voskhod 2 mission with Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belyayev. Excellent true-life drama; a counterpart to The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 in its mix of mythic modern heroism and actual space danger. Recommended.
A giant creature invades Tokyo. Effective reboot of the long-running monster movie franchise. Godzilla 2016 draws on contemporary concerns, offering a satire of governmental bureaucracy alongside good-looking man v monster mayhem.
Incredibly clever tense horror/thriller where sound attracted monsters stalk a small family struggling to survive. So many subtle moments and clever ideas but with occasional hints of inevitability. Highly enjoyable, worth a trip to a good cinema! Shhhh!
An elite cop squad comes up against a kidnapping crew targeting underworld figures. Effective thriller drawing on some of the same material as The French Connection; great wintry New York location work and a fine car chase too.
A writer finds he has no option but to allow an old lady to live in a van in his drive. Charming and semi-fantastical comedy-drama which makes much of its strong lead performances, and offers some neat asides about writing and processes of adaptation along the way.
Four friends on a camping holiday in memory of their murdered friend take a short cut through a forest. Well-sustained Scandinavian backwoods horror (from the Adam Nevill novel) with some emotional depth and an intriguing mythology.
A failed actor gets a chance to reprise his greatest character in the solving of a murder. Patchy comedy with some lovely moments and depth in detail, game performances, touristy Isle of Man locations, but an inconsistent script.
Down on his luck, a reviled ex-cop investigates the death of a prostitute in this small town crime flick. Plenty to like here with great central performances. At times brutal, this is a decent story well told and absorbing throughout.