Disney’s CRUELLA is a competently made film but doesn’t really fit or add anything new to an iconic character.
Mark Lewis’s new film, STRIDER, has too much plot and a confounding ending but maintains the same type of heart as his previous work.
Matthew Merritte’s short, INSTRUMENT ASSASSINS, is noticeably low budget but competently made while boasting impressive fight choreography.
THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT is an average horror film that doesn’t come close to matching the quality of its predecessors.
A QUIET PLACE PART II is the perfect film to coax moviegoers back into theaters as it maintains the quality of its predecessor while furthering a compelling story.
OLDER, the new film from writer/director Guy Pigden, is very well made with an interesting story but a somewhat muddled final message.
Taylor Sheridan’s THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD continues the filmmaker’s knack for unique stories but doesn’t live up to his previous work.
Daniel C. Nyiri’s debut feature, CONFESSION, is an admittedly low budget affair with some intriguing questions of faith at its core.
SPIRAL is competently made but not really the shot in the arm needed to resurrect the dead SAW franchise.
Kaitlyn Boxall’s short drama, Behind Closed Doors, shines a light on domestic abuse and the constant struggles of its victims.