Silent Night Gifts Audiences With a Depressingly Dark Christmas Comedy
As committed as Camille Griffin's Silent Night is to its unpleasant concept, it's still a mess of jarring tonal shifts and shrill characters.
The Advent Calendar Rings In a Chilling Fairy Tale For the Holiday Season
Shudder's The Advent Calendar pushes horror fans to question just how much they'd sacrifice to receive what their heart desires most.
Encounter Turns an Intriguing Sci-Fi Premise Into Dull Drama
Many thrillers have effectively played with fantastical events that may or may not be real, but Encounter loses that balance early into its runtime.
Benedetta Daringly Mixes Religion With Sexuality - And It Works
Director Paul Verhoeven plays up the salacious elements while also offering an incisive (if unsubtle) critique of church hypocrisy.
SAO Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night Is a Beautiful Franchise Addition
Sword Art Online Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, the film reboot of the anime's famous Aincrad arc, breathes new life into the original story.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Bites Off More Than It Can Chew
While Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City brings the scares and fidelity to the franchise's video game series, it aims to do too much at once.
The Humans Successfully Infuses a Family Thanksgiving With Existential Dread
The Humans is an uncomfortable viewing experience that only gets more disquieting, even when seemingly nothing upsetting is happening onscreen.
Bruised Lands Like a Sports Movie Cliché - But Halle Berry Brings a Fighting Spirit
There's nothing new in Bruised, a story filled with sports-movie cliches, but it shows that Berry's potential as a director is promising.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Tries to Be The Force Awakens, But Fails Its Landing
A litany of unnecessary fan service and a bloated plot hinder an otherwise fun adventure story that dives into the Ghostbusters' legacy.
Blumhouse's A House on the Bayou Tells an Uneven & Heartbreaking Story
Blumhouse's A House on the Bayou suffers from a lackluster script; however, Angela Sarafyan elevates the horror film with a strong performance.
Encanto Will Charm the Whole Family & Brings Magic Back to Disney Musicals
As the sixtieth Disney animated feature, Encanto sets a new standard for the House of Mouse's approach to crafting all-ages musicals.
Great White Brings Generic Shark Attack Scares - And Not Much Else
Great White is slow and generic, never leaning into its so-bad-it's-good qualities enough to make a memorable addition to the shark attack subgenre.
Belle: Mamoru Hosoda Retells Beauty & the Beast for the Internet Age
Mamoru Hosoda's Belle offers a uniquely digitized spin on Beauty and the Beast, with plenty of knowing homages to the Disney version.
Belfast Reigns as Kenneth Branagh's Autobiographical Crowdpleaser
Based on Kenneth Branagh's childhood, Belfast is a sweet little film with laughs, tears, drama, great acting and one unfortunate musical connection.
Finch: Tom Hanks Bonds With a Robot in Apple TV+'s Sweet Sci-Fi Drama
Within its post-apocalyptic setting, Finch remains mostly upbeat, a wholesome, goofy road-trip story about a cranky old man and his bumbling robot.
The Beta Test Flexes Jim Cummings' Conspiracy Comedy Muscles - And It Works
The Beta Test is entertaining and audacious, demonstrating how far Jim Cummings has progressed as a filmmaker in just a few years.