An apocalyptic siege movie with a complicated backstory that starts off well enough, but doesn’t have its own story to tell once the Terminator-with-angels premise wears off. Some freaky moments, tho.
Very solid 90s Bond, refitting the cycle into post-Cold War realities, excepting dated then-new internet gubbins. The best of the Brosnan flicks, though it recycles (yet again) You Only Live Twice, plot-wise.
2029. An aging Logan and a dying Xavier commit to one last stand. Overlong and clunky in parts, this is nevertheless an elegiac and fittingly serious send-off, riffing on time-worn western and road movie themes.
Or, Heart of Kongness. 1973-set mash-up of Conrad, every Vietnam flick ever, and Conan Doyle-ish Lost World stuff, with a bit of Treasure Island thrown in. B-movie fun while it’s on.
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A photographer’s first weekend visit to his girlfriend’s parents. A fantastic contemporary horror picture with a social message, Get Out delivers on all fronts. Highly recommended.
Brisk, breathless SF/action mashup of Limitless, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Besson’s own La Femme Nikita plus a dozen other sources to make something daffy, hugely enjoyable, and totally nonsensical.
A record of the Stones’ 2016 Cuban concert. Straightforward document of the live event, with the Stones on fine form, rattling through a reasonable selection of their better-known hits.