A CIA interrogator uncovers a terrorist conspiracy. Okay London-set thriller with a decent cast and some excellent location work; better at the nuts-and-bolts of tradecraft early in the flick than the last act move into big-stakes tomfoolery.
Peter Quill meets his father. Somewhat underpowered sequel, relying on soap operatics and the banter between crewmates plus audience goodwill to mask a weak narrative. Some fun while it’s on, but this is no great shakes; a disappointment, really.
Solid well directed thriller – where a man fights to find his marooned family. Tight, well written and good performances keep this film watchable and at times gripping. Well worth a watch but might put you off renting boats! 🙂
Routine thriller that is lifted by some stylish direction. Solid performances from the main cast, and though there is little original here for them to really get their teeth into, Jackson and Harris are always watchable. Fodder for a weekday evening. 😐
Intriguing double header about loss and grief in a remote Welsh house. It’s something of a slow burn, but there is enough here to keep you watching, and whilst the scares are somewhat scarce, the low-key ambience lends them added weight. 🙂
57 years later, Ellen Ripley faces the xenomorphs again. Superlative sequel, balancing the body horror shocks of the original with military action, suspense, and a then-voguish Vietnam War aftermath aesthetic.
A frankfurter finds out that there is no hereafter. Relentlessly sweary food-based riff on the Buzz Lightyear and Pizza Planet alien characters’ delusions from Toy Story, which just about holds itself together.