Prisoners is a perfect film from Denis Villeneuve. Stellar acting, cinematography, and storytelling help this bleak film stand out among other crime thrillers.
Aporia is an original, emotional take on time travel. Aside from a slow start and some technical flaws, it excels in minimalism and character development.
Storage Locker is a well acted horror comedy that can’t escape the terrors of its confusing subplots. It has great potential, but it tries to be too much at once.
Brightwood is a well-shot sci-fi thriller. Apart from some unnecessary scenes, it is a haunting take on the time loop concept with a gruesome twist ending.
Paul Schrader’s films reveal a decades-long trend of a man in a room, wrestling with religion, morality, regret, and what it means to be human.