“The Curse of La Llorona” intends to immerse viewers in a murky underworld and drown them in trepidation and dread. Instead, audiences receive a rearrangement of “The Nun” and “Momma” lavished with a stunning female-led, Latinx cast that suffers from anemic spirituality and the conversion of a culturally complex folk tale to rudimentary movie-making capitalism. Somehow this is supposed to fit in "The Conjuring" universe.
We live in a time where children are lost to accidents, mass shootings and domestic assaults. So, it is inadequate that Stephen King’s cult classic, “Pet Sematary” would be regurgitated as a blisteringly tame remake.
Jordan Peele’s créativité noire is back with another cerebrally gymnastic movie in “Us.”
The “Hidden World” exploits the stereotype of millennials as ill-prepared to pivot and overcome threats to their existence and that growing up is hard to do when you are outgrown by your friend dragon.
It’s complicated. That would be a more fitting title for “Miss Bala,” a remix of the much more impassioned and riveting, “Miss Bala” (2011). Brought to us by "Twilight” director, Catherine Hardwicke, and winning Phoenix Film Festival writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
Matthew McConaughey is back with another feature dipped in his special brand of Southern fried gristle. McConaughey excels in films that drip with humidity and damp shirts.
“Bumblebee,” one of the most easily recognized and adorable AutoBots, is back in a spin-off that is dripping with gooey feels and a lot of heart between a girl and her transforming robot car.
For those who have followed the Spider-Verse comics that inspired the film, you already know that Marvel will toy with your emotions.