In Glass, Shyamalan falls victim to his auteur ego. It’s well-made, but it’s also extremely indulgent as it completes the Eastrail 177 Trilogy.
Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, a Tarantino Lite film starring Nicole Kidman, is well-made, but there’s nothing to it that hasn’t already been done, and better.
After creating the hit TV series “Lost,” writer/director Drew Goddard jumped into feature filmmaking with both feet in 2012 and made The Cabin in the Woods, which is easily one of the best movies of the twenty-first century. Since then, he’s settled into screenwriting by working on scripts for big budget Hollywood fare like The Martian and World War Z. But now, after four years of writing for others, Goddard makes a triumphant return to the director’s chair with the pulpy Bad Times at the El Royale.
Of all of the scary stuff that was going on in The Conjuring 2, the iconic image that captured the attention of horror fans everywhere was the Demonic Nun that haunted Lorraine Warren. That nun now has her own movie.
You Were Never Really Here is simultaneously gorgeous and ugly, and the score by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead matches the tone perfectly.