Endearing but nonsensical stranger in a strange land tale. Whilst the plot evaporates as soon as you look at it, the evocative visuals and, for the time, excellent special FX still manage to hold your attention. Ignore the script and you’ll be fine.
A woman returns home after a breakup and finds she can control a monster. Splendidly quirky black comedy about alcoholism, obsession, and childhood friendships. Oh, and kaiju. Well worth your time.
Jack Sparrow is hunted down by an old ghostly enemy. The fifth entry in the series is tedious in the extreme, a laboured and unfunny recycling of story elements from previous episodes, with a plainly bored cast of veterans. Time to lay these bones to rest.
An Amazon princess journeys to the outside world to defeat the God of War. Superior superhero origin story, benefitting from freshness of its lead character, a generally light touch, and a well-realised World War 1 period setting.
An American archaeologist races Nazis to a mystical artefact. Peerless action-adventure, expertly balancing thrills, romance, danger, comic moments, old-school stunt work and still-impressive visual effects. Still the state of this particular art.
The Rebel Alliance battles another Death Star. The last part of the original trilogy works hard to include something for everyone (all points from slavery to teddy bears) as well as to wrap up its soap-opera character arcs. For fans only, tho,
Effective chiller set in rural Ireland where a family are plagued by not so pleasant faerie creatures from the local woods. Some effective moments and solid acting are almost undone by the obligatory final shot jump scare.