Brian M. Conley and Nathan Ives’ new film, The Basement, is a solid psychological horror experience despite a predictable ending and half baked side story.
With the newest attempt to revitalize the floundering Predator series set for release this weekend, we look back on the past, present, and future of the series in this installment of Cinema Smack’s State of the Franchise!
The Nun, the fifth film in The Conjuring universe, is a competent spin-off but gives up some of the flagship film’s subtleties for jump scares and cartoony CGI.
Aneesh Chaganty’s feature film directorial debut, Searching, is an emotional rollercoaster filled with confusion, shock, and revelation.
Brandon Block’s film debut, Psychic Murder, is well shot and acted while also leaving viewers with questions and a desire to learn more.
Sacred Heart, the debut feature from Kosta Nikas, is a well made and unbelievably tense tale about a man questioning his faith following a personal tragedy.
HBO’s limited series, Sharp Objects, is a tense thriller that spotlights the ever-underrated Amy Adams while continuing HBO’s streak of quality miniseries.
The Happytime Murders is a darkly vulgar experience where the shameless, but humorous, usage of puppets is bogged down by Melissa McCarthy’s presence.
BlacKkKlansman sees director Spike Lee return to his roots by addressing race relations in America but, unfortunately, mixes tones and delves into propaganda by the film’s end.
Netflix’s long running prison dramedy is back for a sixth season which marks some important changes in the series with a smaller cast and a new environment to give the series a facelift. *Minor Spoilers Ahead*