The movies that follow are fantasies based on real, immediate, contemporary threats.
I must start with the most stunning, a 3D film that had me jumping and falling out of my seat throughout the entire exasperating journey.
Last month's Toronto International Film Festival featured, among its 146 world premieres from 70 countries, cutting-edge films from the greater Middle East - the cutting edge of not only technology but coverage of critical world events.
The Summit provokes many questions, but should appeal to aficionados of adventure (in particular mountaineering).
Prisoners is a thriller allegory about U.S. foreign policy featuring a dream cast including Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo.