Another Tourneur / Lewton classic, this one every bit as good as Cat People.
In some ways it's better - the acting is outstanding for a film of this kind and the use of sound is incredibly good. It takes its time getting going, a bold move for a film only 65 minutes long, but it pays off with a quite brilliant last 15 minutes.
Transsiberian is, I think, bordering on being a modern masterpiece.
While Brad Anderson, a really terrific director already, is getting most of his critical acclaim for the admittedly brilliant The Machinist, this is every bit as good albeit in a completely different way.
A truly awesome mystery adventure in which Emily Mortimer once again proves herself to be one of the very best actresses around.
You're just not used to French cinema pumping out completely daft action films like this - but you are left wishing that they did it more.
Plot logic and continuity are thrown out of the window in exchange for some pretty good (if not all that exhilarating) car chases and long lingering shots of Emma Sjoberg and Marion Cotillard's legs and breasts.
Not entirely sure why it took me so long to watch this, but the important thing is that I got round to it in the end - and that it's fantastic.
It really hasn't dated nearly as much as I might have expected either. One or two scenes are exaggerated for comic effect, but this really is the best John Hughes film that I have seen and wonderful in almost every way. Tremendous.
Far, far better than I was expecting. And quite a bit different as well.
I wasn't expecting more than a standard stalk and slash thriller but it turns out to be anything but the sort and really is a tremendously fun adventure thriller with some great performances from Steve Zahn and Timothy Olyphant especially. Very good indeed.
Good quality little 1970s TV movie - by John Carpenter?! I'd love to know why he stepped into TV after clocking up two sleeper hits with Assault On Precinct 13 and Dark Star.
Whatever the reasons are, this is still thoroughly entertaining and far, far better than the vast majority of made for TV films you will ever see, and it just about overcomes Lauren Hutton's clear limitations in the lead role.
Killing Words is a film that, until about two-thirds of the way through, looked well on the way to being another very impressive thriller.
Unfortunately, it twists and turns so much that even Lionel Messi couldn't match it. Instead of dancing round the defence and goalkeeper and scoring spectacularly, it falls over its own feet and looks rather silly.
It just ultimately makes absolutely no sense - a great shame as there are some fantastic ideas in here and some excellent performances, but in the end you wonder if even the director, Laura Mana, has any idea what's going on. A missed opportunity.
Really enjoyable medical thriller from the direction of Michael Crichton.
It doesn't really seem to have aged all that much considering what it is and it is helped by a couple of excellent performances from Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold. A good use of anyone's time, I reckon.
Slightly disappointing Spanish thriller that promises much but delivers not nearly enough.
It's hamstrung by a lead character who is prone to making utterly ridiculous decisions on semi-regular occasions and a last half hour where it tries to persuade us that each main character could be the killer in turn - never a good way to pace a film like this.
That said, it's quite enjoyable as long as you don't think about it too much and Eduardo Noriega shows great early promise.