Impeccable piece of drama by JC Chandor that brings alive the start of the 2007 global financial crisis.
Company Of Heroes
Crappy low budget Battle of the Bulge auctioneer, with Michael Madsen, Neal McDonough, Jürgen Prochnow and Vinnie Jones.
Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
Excellent documentary on the greed and hubris that led to the collapse of Enron, and the domino effect it had on American capitalism.
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
Philip Kaufman and WD Richter’s excellent remake of a paranoia pic, this time retooled to reflect a cold world of self-absorption and alienation.
The General’s Daughter
Sort of alright crime drama, with John Travolta as an Army investigator looking into an officer’s murder. Thinks it’s twister than it is, but a satisfactory if rather thrill-less thriller from Simon West.
Zero Dark Thirty
Manipulative but technically proficient on-the-hunt-for-Bin-Laden business from Kathryn Bigelow.
올드보이 AKA Oldboy (2003)
Korean noir, with Choi Min-Sik emerging from fifteen years’ imprisonment in a strange hotel-like cell, trying to piece back together the broken pieces of his mind, figure out what it was all about, and to wreak revenge. Top work from Park Chan-Wook.
Slick defence attorney Richard Gere defends altar boy Edward Norton when he is accused of the brutal murder of Chicago’s Catholic archbishop. Ably directed by Gregory Hoblit from William Diehl’s novel.
One of the more fun 80s Cannon movies Charles Brosnan did, here with Carrie Snodgrass to act as a particularly potty-mouthed foil.
World War Z
Can clever Brad Pitt defeat evil zombie menace (which might be Islamic in origin)? Director Marc Forster keeps it glossy.