8.30PM FOXTEL, PREMIERE MOVIES ★★★
Stoically committed to a wellchronicled true story, Everest is above all an old-fashioned disaster movie. Just like The Perfect Storm and other reallife entries in the genre, the incidentals must be skimmed over. All that really matters is achieving a convincing depiction of a terrible incident that we all know is coming — in this case, the deaths of five climbers on Everest’s south face during a commercial group ascent in May 1996. Stars Jason Clarke.