A troubled assassin returns to her home city, but complications arise. Neither full-on action thriller or character-led drama, Ava works best simply as a star vehicle for its producer Chastain. A decent if typecast set of supporting players helps, but there’s little fresh brought to the table here.
A driven father and his resentful son lead a team into an uncharted cave system. Good-looking and well-made but clunkily-scripted disaster drama, suggested by real events. Plot melodramatics and personality clashes are entirely as you’d expect, though the underwater sequences and cave cinematography are convincing throughout.
A quake hits California; an estranged family tries to reunite. Despite hitting every dumb cliche in the disaster movie book, San Andreas is still an entertaining-enough flick, not least because it plays straight with its hackneyed material.