Jay Reel’s Dawn: Year Seven, a short prequel to the writer/director’s 2003 feature, Dawn, does more telling than showing but has more heart than expected from a vampire film.
Gene Blalock’s debut feature, The Nightmare Gallery, looks nice and establishes a unique tone but lacks in story and substance.
William Eubank’s new sci-fi/horror film, Underwater, is a surprisingly good January film with its claustrophobic feel and Alien-esque tone.
Writer/director Sam Mendes changes the game with his perfect technological marvel of a war drama in 1917.
Vin Nucatola’s Italian Turtles is an amusing little short that spotlights the absurdity of trying to pitch an idea like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The 2020 version of The Grudge boasts an impressive cast but fails at every conceivable level to scare, shock, or entertain.
With 2019 in the books, let’s take a look back at our personal favorites from this year!
With the end of 2019 being congested with quality films, we take a minute to highlight some we didnt properly review in Cinema Smack’s 2019 leftover roundup!
Writer/director Greta Gerwig follows up her wonderful debut film, Lady Bird, with an elegantly crafted and extremely well acted adaptation of the classic novel from Louisa May Alcott.
May el-Toukhy’s new film, Queen of Hearts, is a dramatic tale of forbidden love and the crippling emotional toll it takes on a family.