Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson retread White Men Can’t Jump, this time as transit cops and less successfully.
Plodding drama by Margarethe von Trotta about the German Jewish philosopher and her assignment covering the Eichmann trial for the New Yorker.
A Walk Among The Tombstones
One of the more impressive FULL NEESONs of the past few years, with himself as an ex-alkie cop dragged into a hunt for kidnappers who killed their victim after taking the ransom. Directed by scriptwriter Scott Frank from a noir novel by Lawrence Block. Strong support from Astro and Dan Stevens.
A Most Wanted Man
Not the best le Carré adaptation, but solid, and run through with his trademark anger/pessimism like a stick of despair rock. Anton Corbijn directs, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nina Hoss, Robin Wright, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Rainer Bock and Willen Dafoe all give committed performances.
Construction boss Dwayne Johnson does whatever it takes to get his son – jammed up on ridiculous drug trafficking charges – out of gaol. With Barry Pepper, Susan Sarandon and Jon Bernthal. Director Ric Roman Waugh takes standard genre fare up a notch.
Shabba Cash AKA Easy Money
Working class Swedish business student Joel Kinnaman (him from the original version of The Killing) gets embroiled in the drugs trade. With Matias Varela (from Arne Dahl), directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Slick auctioneer with Dwayne Johnson as a getaway driver just released from prison who straight away gets back into the business. With Billy Bob Thornton, Adele Akinnuoye-Agbale, Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Courtney Gains, directed by George Tillman Jr.
The World’s End
Third part of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, this time augmented by Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan as a gaggle of old school friends who get back together for a tread of the pub crawl they never finished back in their teens, only for it to be interrupted by an alien invasion.
White Union officer Matthew Broderick raises an all-black combat unit during the American Civil War; after mis-steps there is eventually mutual respect and trust. No happy ending. Denzel Washington excels, Edward Zwick directs.