A young woman comes to believe her son is not who he claims to be. Smart, well-acted, and great-looking paranoid horror/fantasy with a strong central performance and the skills throughout to do a simple thing well. Lots to enjoy and to admire here. Both director Cronin and star Kerslake are ones to watch. Recommended.
Sibling scammers running a spirit cleansing con face real ghosts. An old plot, though with some OK angles. The film’s overstuffed and can’t deal with all of its ideas fairly, though delivers some excellent jump scares. Comes off the rails by act three. Florence Pugh shows her early lead potential.
Mark Renton returns to Edinburgh, twenty years on. Confident sequel/reprise of the 1996 original. Plenty to enjoy and admire, even if there’s inevitably a spark of freshness missing.
Robert the Bruce rebels against Edward I. Straightforward historical action drama in the Braveheart mould, with plenty of detail, production values aplenty and some gusto in the playing. Blood, mud and a trebuchet/mangonel device.
A professional thief tracks down those responsible for his father’s killing. Straightforward low-budget East End/Marbella robbery and double-crossery shenanigans, with some flair in the execution though the script deals in stereotypes and cliches at times.
An ex-agent under an assumed identity has his cover blown; now he has to rescue his child. Straightforward DTV actioner with plenty of decent fist fights and some okay gunplay; a slightly clunky script and some variable acting aside, this is fun, and works well within its limited budget.