A late night train is attacked by werewolves. Straightforward Brit B-movie, playing its few cards admirably straight. Makes the most of its single carriage location, and throws in some very decent practical effects.
An ex-diplomat is recalled to Beirut to negotiate a hostage release. Generally smart thriller which downplays the geopolitics of the region and wisely focuses on multiple warring groups after the same prize. Solid direction and unshowy playing helps.
A psychiatrist’s visions of his dead daughter lead him to confront the secrets of his youth. Initially contrived but nevertheless effective supernatural thriller with plenty of jump scares and a couple of interesting ideas.
One night at a motel on the California/Nevada border, where no-one is who they appear to be. Twisty-turny self-conscious comedy-thriller; lots of fun if you go with it, though the movie’s stately pace may frustrate some.
A dramatisation of the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. Sober and focused, with an eye for detail and on the selling of its version of events as truth through the use of faux documentary techniques, this works as an intelligent thriller throughout.
A mother has to break into the security-protected home where thieves have her children. A straightforward variant of Panic Room which despite decent central performances, doesn’t find much to do once its premise is established.
A bodyguard is assigned to protect the wayward daughter of an embattled corporate executive. Smart, tight little thriller with a focus on relationships as well as on low-key but still effective action, marking out the director as one to watch.