Steven Soderbergh’s long-awaited return from retirement falls just short of successful comedy. You’re more likely to nod and say ‘ha!’ than to laugh out loud – but Logan Lucky’s entertaining cast, characters and screwball plot are definitely enough of a distraction from its deflated jokes.
As handycam horror movies go, The Bay is a pretty good one. It’s just unfortunate that it’s a totally oversaturated genre; if every movie used the concept this cleverly, maybe ‘found footage’ wouldn’t be a byword for ‘bad horror’.
Free Fall is the kind of movie you have to be in the right mood for. It’s desperate, intense, honest and raw. What I’m mostly referring to, though, is that it’s in German, so unless you’re fluent you’re going to need to be able to sit down and follow along with the subtitles. No multitasking here! It’s probably a good thing, though, because the real strength of Free Fall is in its lead actors. It’s the sort of thing you’d miss if you were flicking between Netflix and Facebook.