Stake Land II (AKA The Stakelander) (2016, dir. Dan Berk & Robert Olsen)

After his family is killed, the adult Martin seeks out Mister. Autumnal but impressive sequel to Stake Land, this second part is better on atmosphere than on its lean revenge plot, but is watchable nevertheless.

Stake Land (2010, dir. Jim Mickle)

A teen and a grizzled hunter journey across a post-vampire-apocalypse America. An episodic but imaginative spin on the genre, wth plenty of ideas, some clever spins on old tropes, and a fun central performance.

Bloodsucking Bosses (AKA Bloodsucking Bastards) (2016, dir. Brian James O’Connell)

A mail-order company is taken over by a vampire corporation. That rarity – a genuinely funny horror-comedy – which makes the most of its modest budget with sprightly playing, decent gore, and a very niche cameo appearance joke.

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, dir. Roland Emmerich)

20 years after Independence Day, the aliens return. Sequel/reprise of the 1996 original, taking a lighter, space operatic tone. ID4:R works because it plays as B-movie fodder, and is less interested in plausibility than in creating fun moments.

Zootropolis (AKA Zootopia) (2016, dir. Byron Howard & Rich Moore)

A rookie rabbit cop and a con-artist fox team up to solve a mystery. Excellent Disney ‘toon, with some smart gags and a progressive social message, let down only by slight over-length and an uninvolving resolution.