Lady Bloodfight was better than I was expecting (which wasn't much). Amy Johnston had undeniable screen presence, though suspension of disbelief is required as most of the female fighters look more like underwear models than anyone who could hold their own in a fight, with the exception of the Russian woman and the (underused) African woman, who both look like that could tear a man apart limb-by-limb. This made some of the fight scenes implausible, especially as they were so choppily edited with sound effects suggesting more than is shown. This movie would have been much more exciting with more carefully choreographed and shot fight scenes. It was still one of the more entertaining recent exploitation films I've seen.
I found What Maisie Knew to have a somewhat funny premise: A selfish and preoccupied father marries his daughter's nanny, the girl's manipulative and spiteful mother marries a younger man to use him as a caregiver, the girl is essentially abandoned by her parents, and her step-parents end up informally adopting her. The performances were top-notch and delivered believably, which, along with strong direction, made this movie touching rather than silly.
Inequality for All is a little too focused on inequality. I know that's a strange criticism given I should have known what the documentary would be about from the title. Robert Reich showed credibly evidence for increasing inequality in the U.S., but did so in a way that masked other trends, such as rising living standards. Where he hit the nail on the head, however, was in pointing out how inequality is destabilizing as people feel like they are being politically dominated by moneyed interests, and leads to political polarization. I think this underscores much of what we're seeing on the streets today.
I watched a "edited for content" version of Species, which sort of defeats the point... Then again, I don't find Natasha Henstridge all that attractive, so I don't feel I missed too much. (I know, she is classically beautiful and is clearly in good shape, but I find her looks plain.) Species has an interesting and original premise for a monster movie. The special effects were good and creepy. I liked how the movie toyed with the audience's emotions, making you sympathize with the girl at first, before revealing she's a monster. Somehow, though, the movie is less than the sum of its parts. It feels like an amateur exploitation film with A-list actors and great horror effects.