A veteran train driver and a rookie conductor try to stop a runaway freight train. A splendid rendition of a hoary B-movie premise; Unstoppable does everything right in its handling of the subject matter. Tony Scott’s last movie is a kinetic blast throughout.
Compelling tale of ski champ turned criminal-ish poker queen. Well acted and told but lacked conviction needed to prevent third act becoming over sentimental. Worth a watch though!
The crew of the Enterprise face a Romulan rebellion led by a clone of Picard. Action-heavy final instalment for the Next Generation crew, which revisits plenty of old series themes. Surprisingly tatty in places; for fans and completists only.
A jaded hitman protects a teenager from assassination. Clunkily-scripted but well-directed pan-Europe chase thriller with bags of well-choreographed lo-fi action. A hugely competent job done with very average raw materials.
A homeless sailor disrupts a scheme where rich hunters prey on down-and-out Vietnam veterans. This take on The Most Dangerous Game is a B-movie joy: superb stylised action, swaggering villainy, and a glimmer of social conscience.
Documentary portrait of Jiro Ono, a sushi master. A compelling examination of dedication, zen-like patience, purity, and the pursuit of perfection in all things sushi-related. Highly recommended.
Two freedom fighters are sent back in time to the present to avert an apocalypse. Terminator-ish zero-budget SF with some good ideas, but without the budget or the final draft of the script to do them justice.