A vampire/human hybrid and his mentor/armourer battle an oncoming vampire apocalypse. Pacy and slick, this is a superior early Marvel adaptation with lots to recommend it, not least committed playing from the principals, and some scenes of genuine imagination.
Second and better of the Casey Ryback movies, this time it’s Die Hard on a train, with Seagal versus a locomotive full of bad hombres led by a gleeful Eric Bogosian. Everett McGill in badass support doing the best Red Grant impression ever.
After killing an intruder, a family man’s life spirals out of control. Splendid 80s-set thriller with a John Carpenter vibe, this version of an early Joe R Lansdale novel consistently wrong-foots the audience while meditating on the effects of violence.
What is best in life? This film is. At times, it’s too melodramatic, but the realisation of a brutal fantasy world is almost unmatched. Crom approves. 😀
A young photographer becomes part of a pop-up viral game where contestants complete dares for money. Slick and great-looking social media thriller which plays with a number of contemporary tensions, and makes New York feel like a European capital city.
A desperate young man stumbles into a murderous gambling game. Okay English-language remake of the director’s own 13 Tzameti with a solid cast of character actors doing something a bit different, though the well-known faces impact on narrative tension.
Some sharp moments, but on the whole a little flat. The story is more off key than the usual efforts, but it’s a melody you’ll be all too familiar with.