Wiener-Dog Todd Solondz is not known for his positivity, with cannibalism, depression and abusive phone wanking being the norm in his movies. But Wiener-Dog could be the indie director’s bleakest, weirdest and most blackly comic movie yet, following the titular dachshund as it’s passed among people dealing with their own cold-hearted dramas. Danny Devito, Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy and more pop up in short stories about life, death and cosmic frustration. While the grander picture never quite coalesces, and the tone is undeniably singular, Solondz fans will lap it up.
Jason Bourne Paul Greengrass and Mert Dermern reunite to correct the wrongs of 2012’s pseudo-sequel, and all is once again good with the world of brutal spy thrillers. Cleverly dovetailing plots involving headline-aping digital espionage and Bourne’s own past ensure it’s simultaneously zeitgeist-y and emotionally compelling, while the cast are the the stunts that will leave you wowed, with a motorcycle chase through a riot and a Las Vegas car demolition derby putting hearts well and truly in mouths. Bourne’s back to his best.