Five students have a weekend away, but nothing is at it seems. Hugely entertaining horror deconstruction, as much about storytelling and the power of myth as it is about pulling apart old tropes for the sake of it. Absolutely recommended.
An Arizona sheriff finds his old hometown involved in a conspiracy to smuggle arms to Mexico. Straightforward borderlands thriller with a couple of good performances and aspirations to be No Country For Old Men, which is no bad thing.
An inexperienced soldier is trapped behind enemy lines in Belfast during the Troubles. Outstanding chase flick which wears its superbly-realised political context lightly to support its well-sustained and tense thriller narrative. Highly recommended.
Reacher uncovers a military conspiracy. Second of the toned-down Lee Child adaptations, this again isn’t the character of the novels, but is nevertheless a largely-effective if somewhat low-key star vehicle.
A rookie rabbit cop and a con-artist fox team up to solve a mystery. Excellent Disney ‘toon, with some smart gags and a progressive social message, let down only by slight over-length and an uninvolving resolution.
Superior conspiracy thriller centred around the idea that America’s greatest threat comes from within. Of its time, certainly, but certainly worth a revisit in a post nine eleven world.