Men represents Alex Garland’s return to horror and A24, serving up a social thriller that studies the malice of men, ably anchored by Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear.
Senior Year doesn’t stray from tried-and-true tropes of the high school comedy subgenre, but it’s bolstered by a lively lead performance from Rebel Wilson.
Heartstopper is revolutionary representation for LGBTQ+ teens, offering affectionally acted and wittily written escapist entertainment from start-to-finish.
The Northman is an epic the likes of which we hardly see in Hollywood anymore, carefully curated by a master of the medium & packed with powerhouse performances.
The Lost City is a terrific throwback to studio romcoms of the 90s and 00s, with two true-blue movie star performances from Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.
To Leslie features a familiar plot, but with enough flourishes (and poignant performances from Andrea Riseborough & Marc Maron) to leave a lasting impression.
Ti West skillfully blends style with substance in A24’s X, delivering a riff on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre with a few subversive – and sexy – twists.
Linoleum may struggle to balance its storylines and juggle several tones, but thanks to poignant performances and a deeply felt finale, this sci-fi dramedy sticks the landing.
I Love My Dad is a side-splitting and terrifically touching true story about the revitalization of one father-son relationship, shared sincerely by James Morosini.
Watcher doesn’t add anything new to the “stalker” subgenre but still satisfies thanks to a sustained sense of suspense throughout and Maika Monroe’s powerful performance.