A manhunt for a rogue CIA operative. Utterly rote action flick that aspires for grittiness, but is hampered by a clunky script more focused on working around a meagre budget than on being inspired into creativity by it, and by a po-faced lead performance. A guesting Bill Fichtner enlivens things early on.
Miles Morales is bitten by a radioactive spider and gains superpowers, but he’s not the only Spider-Man. Visually impressive and engaging (though overlong) comic book story that emulates the reading experience as well as offering both fan service and deconstruction. Huge fun for the most part, though.
Wick, now excommunicado, seeks a way back. Part 3 expands on the series mythology and develops both the character’s backstory and the action choreography. Not all of the plot makes sense, but for the main part, this is exhilarating physical entertainment with some dark humour.
An alcoholic LA detective with a reputation for violence comes under scrutiny from internal affairs. Generally solid double-cross-tastic bad cop-worse cop rough-and tumble that teeters on the brink of melodrama, but just about holds it together.
Painfully slow and contrived thriller about a family surviving an alien invasion. The precious few effective scenes are overwhelmed by a plot and script riddled with holes and some awful acting.
A clever late 70s psychological thriller about a man convinced he can cause deaths and disasters.
A clever late 70s psychological thriller about a man convinced he can cause deaths and disasters. With a chilling central performance from Richard Burton that adds real weight to the film, this remains a great film with some startling visual effects for the time.
Slow sci-fi where a young couple hire a realistic robot helper and get more than they bargained for. Tropes of ‘Ex Machina’ aside, this film meanders along never quite getting very interesting. Understated to the point you stop caring. Not Great.