Jurassic Park III (2001, dir. Joe Johnston)

Alan Grant is lured to Isla Sorna to help find a missing child. Contrived but watchable threequel which wisely ditches the spectacle of the first movie and focuses on delivering effects-driven chase-based monster mayhem, with a few good jokes.

2012 (2009, dir. Roland Emmerich)

A geological event threatens global disaster. Another of Emmerich’s gently-satirical throw-em-to-the-lions iconoclastic pictures, this time playing with Mayan prophecies and CG tectonic plates shifting. Fun if you go with it.

Security (2017, dir. Alain Desrochers)

An ex-marine mall cop defends his workplace from besieging¬†kidnappers. Hugely enjoyable little B-movie riffing on Cohen & Tate, Die Hard and John Carpenter’s Rio Bravo-ish siege flicks. Some hideously-intrusive product placement aside, this is an unpretentious¬†blast.

Frost/Nixon (2008, dir. Ron Howard)

Peter Morgan’s adaptation of his own play about the 1977 David Frost/Richard Nixon TV interviews. A riveting docudrama which plays like a thriller, anchored by two standout performances in the title roles, supported ably by a strong cast. Recommended.

The Bad Batch (2017, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour)

After losing an arm and a leg to cannibals, a young woman patrols a prison-like wasteland. Good-looking and not without striking moments, this is nevertheless a nigh-plotless mooch around potentially-interesting territory. 80 mins of movie packed into two hours.

The Accountant (2016, dir. Gavin O’Connor)

A forensic accountant with social skills issues is also an assassin, specialising in killing international criminals. Oddball action drama with a weird premise and a lead character with the kind of autism found only in movies. Not terrible, but feels like three different spec scripts combined into one.