THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE ★★½☆☆
D: André Øvredal (Trollhunter).
S: Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton.
Body horror starts promisingly, but resorts to cheap, obvious scares, descending to adequate haunted house flick.
D: Benedict Andrews.
S: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed.
Tough subject matter. Disturbing. Well acted. Tense. Not currently sold on the ending, and a bit too theatrical.
BLEED FOR THIS ★★★☆☆
D: Ben Younger (Prime, Boiler Room).
S: Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Ted Levine.
The boxing sequences are poorly choreographed, but the story of tenacity uplifts. Chemistry between players propels.
THE WORTHY ★★☆☆☆
D: Ali F. Mostafa.
S: Ali Suliman, Ruba Blal, Maisa Abd Elhadi.
Sadistic substandard post-apocalypse. Wafer-thin characterisation - THE WALKING DEAD should've made this paucity obsolete.
The surprise film was:
Clint Eastwood ends his five film bad run. Chopped narrative really works. Tom Hanks brings dignified a-game.