Twelve films in a month, only two are sequels and one remake. A surprisingly good month:
It Follows: Superior horror with an original antagonist. The style and the soundtrack are reminicent of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Maika Monroe impresses in the lead, a young star on the rise to look out for.
Predestination: Time travel movie with a low budget but a high concept and the mother of all paradoxes. Despite the twists and turns of the plot, you will see where it is going. Ethan Hawke is as excellent as ever, Sarah Snook is equally as good.
Suite Française: Adaptation of Irene Némirovsky’s novel set in occupied France. It becomes a different film to what you expect at the start, it is all the better for this. Kristin Scott Thomas is fantastic.
Run All Night: Ed Harris is good in support and Liam Neeson does what he has been doing for the last few years. An okay movie with some good scenes, but too long; trimmed down to 90 minutes it could have been so much better.
Wild Card: Previously filled as Heat starring Burt Reynolds based on a novel and screenplay by William Goldman. Jason Statham does what he does, the film offers nothing we haven’t seen before but is enjoyable enough. As you would expect Stanley Tucci steals the show in his one scene.
It Follows, Predestination, X + Y and Still Alice are the pick of the months movies but which one gets movie of the month and why? Simply because of the four, it is the one I am most looking forward to seeing again, the movie of the month is: