A psychiatrist’s visions of his dead daughter lead him to confront the secrets of his youth. Initially contrived but nevertheless effective supernatural thriller with plenty of jump scares and a couple of interesting ideas.
One night at a motel on the California/Nevada border, where no-one is who they appear to be. Twisty-turny self-conscious comedy-thriller; lots of fun if you go with it, though the movie’s stately pace may frustrate some.
A neolithic man seeks revenge on the marauders who killed his family. Splendid prehistoric Western, using genre tropes to comment on grief, loss, religion and human relations with the natural in all kinds of interesting ways. Recommended.
A dramatisation of the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. Sober and focused, with an eye for detail and on the selling of its version of events as truth through the use of faux documentary techniques, this works as an intelligent thriller throughout.
Journalist Eddie Brock is infected by an alien parasite; an uneasy alliance is formed. Mostly fun horror-comedy with a whiff of the first Quatermass story. A clunky third act and obvious subplots slow matters down, but the scuzzy ambience and Hardy’s performance help.
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A mother has to break into the security-protected home where thieves have her children. A straightforward variant of Panic Room which despite decent central performances, doesn’t find much to do once its premise is established.
Some college nerds find joining a fraternity is part of a horrific ritual. Well directed horror, with great performances. The plot slightly loses its way, but there is a great deal to like here. A director to watch.