With Rambo: Last Blood set for release this weekend, we revisit the entire Rambo series in this installment of Cinema Smack’s State of the Franchise!
Christopher Di Nunzio’s new film, I Am a Rain Dog, is a strange, uncomfortable, and compelling little short that channels quirky personalities like David Lynch and Tom Waits.
Scott A. Hamilton’s directorial debut, What Death Leaves Behind, is well made with an interesting idea at its core but never quite meets its full potential.
It Chapter Two amplifies many of the same problems of its predecessor while dishing up a bloated runtime and not much story.
The Peanut Butter Falcon channels the drama, comedy, and heart of Barry Levinson’s 1988 film, Rain Man, while also carving out its own legacy as a heartfelt buddy film.
Ben Gummery’s short documentary, One Voice, One Mic, is a brief love letter to the art of podcasting and almost a promotional film to recruit new podcasters.
Lulu Wang’s new film, The Farewell, is an excellent family oriented dramedy with superb direction, acting, and overall storytelling.
Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s Ready or Not is a fun and effective horror film in the vein of films like Clue and The Evil Dead.
M J Arun Babu’s film, Phantasmagoria, is a short, trippy, and entertaining thriller based in the vein of films like Inception, Fight Club, and The Machinist.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a great film adaptation of the popular children’s books from the 80’s and 90’s with its lively tone, likable characters, and eerie visuals.