It has been quite some time but with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set for release this week, it’s time to take a look back at the Jurassic Park series as a whole in this installment of Cinema Smack’s State of the Franchise!
Monochrome is a surprisingly good indie thriller that suffers only from trying to do a little too much.
Once again, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why attempts to use tragedy and shock value to bring social issues to light but the show can’t seem to get out of its own way to craft a cohesive message. *Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Ari Aster’s feature film debut, Hereditary, is a slow burning and cerebral horror experience that hearkens back to films of the late 1960’s and 1970’s.
Matthew Mahler’s short film, To Be Alone, won’t necessarily surprise anyone but it’s a very well made film with a great lead performance from Timothy J. Cox.
After taking some time to digest the Season 4 finale of Fox’s Batman prequel, Gotham, there’s a lot to discuss about this continuously wayward series as it heads into its fifth and final season. *Minor Spoilers Ahead*
Jeremiah Kipp’s newest film, Slapface, is a brief but excellent short where the only downfall is that it’s not feature length.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a perfectly watchable film but lacks its own identity and doesn’t bring any additional depth to a beloved character in the franchise.
Deadpool 2 may not stray too far from the winning formula of the first film but it’s still a wonderfully entertaining sequel that gives audiences more humor, more action, and, most of all, more Deadpool.
Kemal Yildirim’s 2012 film, Rose, is a gritty tale with some excellent visuals but hampered slightly by too much story.