Neprijatelj AKA The Enemy
Atmospheric psychological horror film set on the Serb-Muslim frontline in the early days of the pre-Dayton ceasefire, with a battle-weary Bosnian Serb mine-clearing team having to deal with strange goings on.
Director Dejan Zecevic gets strong performances out of his cast, and he ratchets up the terror with great economy – this is a haunted house picture with no bells or whistles…
The Long Kiss Goodnight
By no means perfect, but silly and enjoyable, with great rapport between Geena Davis as the amnesiac ex-assassin-turned all-American apple pie suburban mom, and Samuel L Jackson as the down-at-heel gumshoe she hires to try and make sense of her forgotten past.
The whole conspiracy thing is very silly, but that doesn’t matter – we just want to see explosions, asskickings and a few well-delivered Shane Black bons mots. It’s almost enough to make you forget this is a Renny Harlin film.
A promising low budget British zombie horror flick, but ultimately a wasted opportunity.
Screenwriter Bart Ruspoli and Mark McQueen borrow freely from the likes of 28 Days Later and Dawn Of The Dead (right down to policemen attempting to escape in a hellcopter), which in itself isn’t a bad thing – but slowing things down as they do in too many scenes here is.
An interesting cast – Danny Dyer has top billing, though it’s essentially a bit part; Craig Fairbrass battles valiantly in the lead role as an unlikeable private security goon seeking redemption; MyAnna Buring is – as always – a pure professional, even in such an underwritten role as here. Oh, and Colin Salmon gets to look stern and swear as a corporate arsehole, whilst Sean Pertwee does his semi-comedy copper turn.