Awaken to chillers, then head for the USSR


Awaken to chillers, then head for the USSR

Whether you have 100 minutes or five hours, here are some streaming suggestions

Features writer, film and series reviewer

If you have 100 minutes

Awake — Netflix

Yet another in an all too long line of films set in a world ravaged by a mysterious catastrophe that are meant to resonate with our current pandemic moment and anxieties. A terrible global event has wiped out all electronics and left humanity subject to the ravages of lethal insomnia. One woman realises her daughter may offer the cure and must decide whether to save or sacrifice her for the greater good of humanity. The premise may be initially intriguing enough, but the execution is unimaginative and by the numbers, and you’ll be hard pressed to keep your eyes open for the disappointingly predictable final outcome...

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