Attack on the nerves
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)
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.