An account of the first Earth orbit with a spacewalk, the 1965 Voskhod 2 mission with Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belyayev. Excellent true-life drama; a counterpart to The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 in its mix of mythic modern heroism and actual space danger. Recommended.
Incredibly clever tense horror/thriller where sound attracted monsters stalk a small family struggling to survive. So many subtle moments and clever ideas but with occasional hints of inevitability. Highly enjoyable, worth a trip to a good cinema! Shhhh!
An elite cop squad comes up against a kidnapping crew targeting underworld figures. Effective thriller drawing on some of the same material as The French Connection; great wintry New York location work and a fine car chase too.
Down on his luck, a reviled ex-cop investigates the death of a prostitute in this small town crime flick. Plenty to like here with great central performances. At times brutal, this is a decent story well told and absorbing throughout.
Despite a questionable central premise (domestic abuse and kidnapping is the fault of spooks and spectres), this still manages to deliver the odd scare or two in the ever developing franchise. It still feels like Poltergeist stretched thin, though.
An inspired opening 5 minutes leads to a typical Neeson style thriller. All set on one train journey, this zips along at a decent pace with plenty of expected twists and turns. It doesn’t really do anything new, but it’s fun whilst it lasts.
Survivors of a new ice age find a neighbouring colony has been taken over by feral cannibals. Patchy SF/horror which can’t decide which old story it wants to tell (base under siege, cannibal zombies, epidemic, road movie) so has a bash at several.