A race against time to get a baby to safety following her father’s zombie virus infection. Quirky z-movie, both effective in places and slightly undone by its episodic nature. Good performances and a keen sense of place anchor the drama.
A centenary cruise commemorating the first voyage of a new Titanic suffers a similar fate. Typically tatty mockbuster from The Asylum featuring inadequate CG, a slumming character actor (hi, Bruce Davison), and a variable approach to science. Not even fun if watched as camp.
A mechanic turned drug mule has to battle the prison system to save his pregnant wife from the dealers he owes. Slow-paced but inexorable, this crime drama/horror mash-up isn’t for everyone, but is both brilliant and brutal if you can go with it.
An account of the first Earth orbit with a spacewalk, the 1965 Voskhod 2 mission with Alexei Leonov and Pavel Belyayev. Excellent true-life drama; a counterpart to The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 in its mix of mythic modern heroism and actual space danger. Recommended.
A writer finds he has no option but to allow an old lady to live in a van in his drive. Charming and semi-fantastical comedy-drama which makes much of its strong lead performances, and offers some neat asides about writing and processes of adaptation along the way.
Down on his luck, a reviled ex-cop investigates the death of a prostitute in this small town crime flick. Plenty to like here with great central performances. At times brutal, this is a decent story well told and absorbing throughout.
Storm chasing near divorcees battle ever larger CGI tornados. FX jammed mid 90s plotless silliness, saved by some spectacular FX and set piece action. Strange 80s-90s cast includes Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz(!), Alan Ruck(!!) and Cary Elwes(!!!). Windy!