THE WAVE (M)
NETFLIX, FOXTEL NOW, STAN
This compelling Norwegian disaster movie won its creator, filmmaker Roar Uthaug, the directing gig on the recent Tomb Raider reboot. The setting is a beautiful rural tourist resort at the height of the holiday season. A nearby mountain long been thought to be geologically unstable is about prove that theory true, leaving an entire town less than half an hour to scamper for safety before a brutal inland tsunami sweeps through. While lacking the special-effects oomph of a Hollywood production, there is both a plausibility and conviction to this movie (largely achieved through fine acting) that makes up any shortcomings.