Small town crime drama with a decent premise that is not smart enough to invert expectations with its rather predictable ending. Even though told backwards and home to a couple of decent moments, this is formulaic at best. 😐
Modern Gothic horror reminiscent of Shutter Island and Fincher’s The Game. Excellent imagery and fine performances all round, but at two and a half hours, far too long for such a slight tale.
Drama based on the ill-fated 1996 Hall/Fischer Everest expedition. Generally solid, respectful and well-acted mountaineering epic, slightly undone by over-use of CG and by some awkward directorial choices which rob the movie of tension.
A struggling farmer swallows his pride in order to escort a charismatic bandit to justice for the bounty. Thoroughly splendid and thought-provoking Western with great performances and a focus on moral quandaries.
Fresh out of prison, an ex-cop tries to get his life back on track in this small town, American thriller. Above average genre piece, with a solid cast and neo-noir trappings, this doesn’t stray too far from expectations, but still entertains. 🙂
A CIA interrogator uncovers a terrorist conspiracy. Okay London-set thriller with a decent cast and some excellent location work; better at the nuts-and-bolts of tradecraft early in the flick than the last act move into big-stakes tomfoolery.
Routine thriller that is lifted by some stylish direction. Solid performances from the main cast, and though there is little original here for them to really get their teeth into, Jackson and Harris are always watchable. Fodder for a weekday evening. 😐