Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation seems like it has something to say but its mishmash of style and substance keep it from fully realizing its potential.
Shane Black’s The Predator adds absolutely nothing new to the franchise and is, by far, one of the most disappointing films of 2018.
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.