The Kitchen (2019, dir. Andrea Berloff)

Three New York women take over their imprisoned husbands’ protection racket. Lovingly-designed but superficial 70s-set crime drama based on a graphic novel, with strong performances and a great cast in depth. The tick-box script is the issue; a poorly-handled FBI subplot doesn’t help either.

The Invisible Man (2020, dir. Leigh Whannell)

A domestic abuse survivor believes her supposedly dead ex-partner is still tormenting her. Superior if contrived genre flick that uses its slightly awkward premise to make some relevant points before kicking into full-on gear late on. Not sure the climax plays wholly fair, but the movie works well, in no small part due to smart direction and its lead.

Us (2019, dir. Jordan Peele)

A family on holiday is terrorised by doppelgangers. Initially slow-burning, but ultimately incendiary horror movie with a few satirical flourishes, and brains as well as blood. Repays multiple viewings, and close attention throughout. Recommended.

Want another perspective? Here’s Xussia’s.