Project Power (2020, dir. Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman)

Multiple parties search for the source of a New Orleans street drug, which grants a superpower for five minutes. Flashy and confident if superficial mashup of Limitless and the 70s TV show Gemini Man. Plenty of incidental fun tho, especially in the first two acts.

7500 (2019, dir. Patrick Vollrath)

A European flight’s cockpit is overrun by hijackers. Brisk single-location thriller told in more-or-less real-time, gaining much of its effect through its intensity and via a sturdy lead performance. No real surprises, but an efficient and effective drama nevertheless.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999, dir. Gil Junger)

US high-school revisioning of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Effective and funny throughout with just enough Bard to justify its existence, and a slew of breakout performances, though most credit goes to the sublime Larry Miller as an overprotective dad.