Drama based on the ill-fated 1996 Hall/Fischer Everest expedition. Generally solid, respectful and well-acted mountaineering epic, slightly undone by over-use of CG and by some awkward directorial choices which rob the movie of tension.
A New York advertising executive is forced to go on the run. Sparkling mistaken-identity comedy-thriller, with both director and star at the height of their powers. Effortlessly entertaining, and supremely modernist in its design.
Effective chiller set in rural Ireland where a family are plagued by not so pleasant faerie creatures from the local woods. Some effective moments and solid acting are almost undone by the obligatory final shot jump scare.
An interesting though overplayed premise can’t save this badly acted film heading down the toilet. Borrowing heavily from The Ring, with crawling ancient demon type deal but little else. Jumpy moments but watch only if your paint is already dry 😦
Oil rigs are held to ransom; an unconventional adventurer has a solution. Quirky and at times campy terrorist/siege flick with unusual premise. Talky, but with good moments and a great cast at play.
An ex-cop’s investigations lead to another family in supernatural jeopardy. More creepy jump-scare shenanigans from Blumhouse; this starts well but gets bogged down in underdeveloped plotlines and discarded ideas.
A US student to the UK survives a werewolf attack. Spry horror-comedy with still-excellent make-up effects and an absurdist tone, as well as a keen sense of horror movie history and strength in depth in the casting.