The long-awaited horror Hereditary, the acclaimed disco documentary Studio 54 and 'comedy' sequel Super Troopers 2 are all on screens this weekend.

Hereditary **1/2
What we have here is an engaging-if-predictable emotional carnival ride of a film, dressed-up with some fine camera shots and performances - particularly at the dinner table - but ultimately drowned in a tidal wave of hype.

Toni Collette is in fine form as the increasingly psychotic mother in the middle of the mayhem, while both Gabriel Byrne and Alex Wolff back her up admirably - but the only moments where we came close to screaming were at the unsubtle signposting and plot twists. Read our full review here.

Studio 54 *****
Like so many great things, New York nightclub Studio 54 enjoyed a comet-like rise and rapid decline. You've probably read and heard many stories, retold over the years, but this quite remarkable documentary pretty much ties all the knots together to tell a compelling story that bounces ambition off greed, while rubbing shoulders with the rich, famous and even the odd genuine talent such as Michael Jackson.

Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager were the visionaries behind the club, a couple of college pals who, for a while in the late 1970s, seemed to have the entire population of New York clamouring to get inside Studio 54.

Mixing interviews with an admirably candid Schrager (Rubell died in 1989) and other Studio insiders instead of taking the lazy option by using celebs, this film offers a fascinating and illuminating insight into what happened, as well as the how and why. Read our full review here.

Super Troopers 2 *
Step away from the queue now, people!

Seventeen years on from their first 'tache tribute, the Broken Lizard troupe have returned to see if they can turn lead into box office gold with their misfit bunch of state troopers.

A good joke proves harder to find than an open mic night in Pyongyang. Read our full review here.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ****
Wonders never cease. Here we are, 25 years on from the release of the original Jurassic Park film, and the desire for dinosaurs is as unrelenting as it was back in 1993.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the fifth in the overall series, and the second of a trilogy, following up 2015's Jurassic World. That movie's principals, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, are back as dinosaur trainer Owen and Jurassic World's former operations manager Claire. The dinosaurs are back too, of course, and in impressive numbers.

The first half of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom rattles along like an homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark and by the time you can finally catch your breath, the action has moved from the island and on to the masterplan devised by the movie's baddies. From here on in it's like Hitchcock for kids with some Chandleresque plot twists. Great fun. Read our full review here.


 

All the Wild Horses ***1/2
The longest horse race in the world - 1,000 kms across Mongolia in a week - is the subject of Ivo Marloh's captivating documentary featuring two Irish jump jockeys who participated in the 2012 event.

Dehydration, sunstroke, broken collarbones, a punctured lung, a fractured pelvis, fractured neck ligaments, blurred vision - all human pain is here and there is a nervy air. You keep thinking that something terrible is going to happen... Read our full review here.