At­tack on the nerves

Ayrshire Post - - The Ticket - with Ian Bunting

Hered­i­tary ( 15) ●●●●●

I like to con­sider my­self an afi­cionado of hor­ror, but I have never seen a movie quite like this.

Hered­i­tary is an at­tack on the your nerves, emo­tions and senses as de­but writer- di­rec­tor Ari Aster takes you on a jour­ney to hell.

This is a mas­ter­ful ex­am­ple of the genre at its sur­pris­ing, thought­pro­vok­ing, pet­ri­fy­ing best.

Book Club ( 12)

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El­derly women tack­ling the Fifty Shades of Grey book might sound like a night­mare to some, but this de­cent com­edy isn’t too bad.

It coasts along with a ter­rific cast of le­gends Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Ber­gen and Mary Steen­bur­gen; they bring the slip­shod script to more vi­brant life than it de­serves.

Bad Sa­mar­i­tan ( 15) ●●●●●

Dean Devlin’s ( Geostorm) thriller has an in­trigu­ing set- up that is ham­pered by Bran­don Boyd’s in­creas­ingly for­mu­laic story.

Be­tween tempt­ing plot de­vel­op­ments and Devlin show­ing a flair for fear, with 45 min­utes on the clock it’s shap­ing up well.

Sadly, the longer the film goes on the worse – and dumber – it gets.

David Ten­nant is a long way off his mag­netic turn as Kil­grave in Jes­sica Jones; his shouty an­tag­o­nist feels pretty tooth­less.

Robert Shee­han plays the vic­tim well in the movie’s best dis­play but Bad Sa­mar­i­tan de­gen­er­ates into a generic thriller miss­ing any real unique sell­ing point; no more ap­par­ent than dur­ing a lazy, ex­po­si­tion- heavy cli­max.

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