A spectacle to behold with an underlying arc that makes it more satisfying than a 2 1/2-hour bite of eye candy.

Feels like a failed attempt to infuse the Coen Brothers’ wry aesthetic into a B-movie tableau.

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-02-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity)
Genre: Documentary/Horror
Director: Andrew J. Keuhn
Cast: Nancy Allen, Donald Pleasence

In the 21st century, this is a throw-away but what it offered at the time of its release was substantial.

It is never a good sign when any documentary elements of a bio-pic are more arresting than the dramatized portions.

"Madame Web" is another example of a comic book movie no one was clamoring for.

"Lisa Frankenstein" is a bad Tim Burton movie with two unlikable main characters.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-02-06
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory

Issues about the current relevance of the dialogue aside, the presentation offers a clinic in the importance of the non-verbal aspects of filmmaking.

All the pleasure hinted at by the trailer is illusory. This is the month when Hollywood jettisons its refuse and this particular sampling belongs buried deep in a landfill.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Stanley Donen
Cast: Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore, Valerie Harper

Viewed in 1984, "Blame it on Rio" was a bad movie. Viewed forty years later, the badness is overlaid by a strong creepiness factor.

"Origin" offers plenty to ponder and argue; the result is powerful and compelling.