Cinema Smack’s Best of 2017

With 2017 in the books, let’s take a look back at our personal favorites from this year! *Spoilers Ahead*

Best & Worst: Star Wars

Over the past year and a half, we’ve discussed the Star Wars franchise a few times already. With Star Wars: The Last Jedi only days away, let’s just get it all out there with the good, the bad, and the ugly of the beloved saga set in a galaxy far, far away in this installment of Cinema Smack’s Best & Worst! *Spoilers Ahead*

Stranger Things Season 2 Wrap-Up

Last year, Stranger Things set the world on fire with its likable characters, Stephen King-esque story, and 1980’s throwback feel. Does the second season of the popular Netflix show meet its high expectations? *Minor Spoilers Ahead*

American Horror Story: Cult Wrap-Up

Last week, the finale for the seventh season of American Horror Story, subtitled Cult, aired on FX. In recent seasons, the show has veered from its original formula. Does Cult get the show back to where it should be or does it continue the trend of straying farther from the horror genre? *Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Best & Worst: A Nightmare on Elm Street

It’s Halloween! That means it’s time to rank all of the films in one of the most popular horror franchises of all time in A Nightmare on Elm Street! *Spoilers Ahead*

Twin Peaks: The Return Wrap-Up

Twin Peaks: The Return is a brief and joyless visit through the titular Washington town despite a bloated 18 hour runtime. *Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Game of Thrones Season 7 Wrap-Up

On Sunday night, the abbreviated seventh season of HBO’s wildly popular fantasy series, Game of Thrones, wrapped up. Is the show past its prime or is flying as high as ever ahead of its final hurrah with Season 8? *Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Best & Worst: Planet of the Apes

With the release of War for the Planet of the Apes a few days away, let’s rank the rest of the films in the franchise in this installment of Cinema Smack’s Best & Worst!

Orange is the New Black Season 5 Wrap-Up

Two weeks ago, Orange is the New Black Season 5 premiered on Netflix. Does the prison dramedy continue its reign at the top or is it the beginning of the end for the women of Litchfield Penitentiary? *Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Farewell, Daniel Day-Lewis: A Career Retrospective

On June 20th, Leslee Dart, the spokeswoman for Daniel Day-Lewis, announced the actor’s retirement following the completion of his final film. Here, we honor the only three time Academy Award winner for Best Actor with a look back on his sterling career.