An elite cop squad comes up against a kidnapping crew targeting underworld figures. Effective thriller drawing on some of the same material as The French Connection; great wintry New York location work and a fine car chase too.
A Vietnam veteran pilot is tasked with stealing a high-tech Soviet fighter plane. Slightly clunky Cold War-meets-SF thriller, though with strength in depth in its casting, and with then-groundbreaking visual effects, plus a splendid Maurice Jarre score.
Three criminals hide out after a bungled heist, but find they’re in the disused warehouse lair of a dog-fighting gang. Decent little thriller, with plenty for its decent cast to do; a competent job all around with some arty moments.
An FBI agent and a CIA torturer clash over the questioning of a terrorist. Low-budget but decent moral quandary thriller with some effective performances though ultimately no real answers.
A weapons deal goes bad. A contrived but slick, funny, and thoroughly entertaining action/horror hybrid that makes no bones about its B-movie borrowings. Everyone involved is clearly having fun; Wheatley’s best film to date.
Want a second opinion? Here’s Lemonsquirtle’s review.
A man wakes up in a high-tech cell, with only a voice-enabled robot camera for company. Neat one-room SF thriller with shades of Moon, Cube and 2001: A Space Odyssey. As ever, the puzzle is the thing; this just about earns its resolution.
An alcoholic drifter stumbles into a town where the annual manhunt is about to begin. Bleak borderlands horror/thriller of trouble down Mexico way. Lots to recommend it if you like your meat gamey.
Want a second opinion? Here’s Xussia’s take.