*Part 1!* This Halloween, we’re doing something special with mini reviews every single day for the month of October in Cinema Smack’s 31 Days of Horror!
Charlie Kaufman’s surreal thriller, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, isn’t his strongest but still has Kaufman’s distinct flair and intrigue.
Christopher Nolan’s TENET continues the filmmaker’s penchant for complex storytelling, thrilling action, lengthy dialogue, and mass confusion.
Bill & Ted Face the Music is a nostalgically fun trip through time that still manages to bring the laughs despite showing its age.
The new film from Amy Seimetz, SHE DIES TOMORROW, is a mind-bending psychodrama that compels as much as it sometimes irritates.
Karen Maine’s feature length directorial debut, YES, GOD, YES, is a hysterical look at a Catholic teenager’s transition into sinful womanhood.
Gina Prince-Bythewood’s THE OLD GUARD is a serviceable adaptation of Greg Rucka’s comic series but lacks identity and often fails to entertain.
RELIC, the debut feature from Natalie Erika James, is an uneasy and suspenseful tale with themes of aging and mortality at its forefront.
SHIRLEY, the aptly titled biopic on horror author Shirley Jackson, features a wonderful performance from Elisabeth Moss but loses focus far too often.
BABYTEETH, the feature film debut from director Shannon Murphy, is a heartfelt story of a chronically ill teenager’s relationship with a drug dealer.