Awards-season movies start arriving next week, but the end of September finds a cabinet-cleaning of animated musical, low-budget horror and a contemporary adaptation of a beloved classic.
offers a surprising challenge to fear-based religious dogma in a cheery animated package. The music biopic Blaze
offers a uniquely vital take on an "underappreciated genius" story. The service-animal documentary Pick of the Litter
shares a story with more depth than just adorable doggos.
David Riedel laments the pieced-together script for Night School
(pictured) which relegates Tiffany Haddish to the role of straight man.
MaryAnn Johanson finds the modern-day re-telling of Little Women
stilted and passionless.
Eric D. Snider nods to the moderately effective scares of the slasher-at-an-amusement-park thriller Hell Fest
In this week's feature review, MaryAnn Johanson appreciates the central character of The Children Act
, but wonders what, exactly, the movie is supposed to be about.