Techno-thriller “CAM” was a critical darling
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93% critics rating; 58% audience rating.
Synopsis: A woman who works as a camgirl for a porn website finds that she has been replaced on her show by an exact replica of herself. When her online identity and real-life relationships are threatened by a doppelganger, the woman tries to learn more about the mysterious copy.
What critics said: “If the first half of ‘Cam’ is pleasantly episodic and purringly tense, the latter half – in which Alice searches for her hacker – is clever, inventive, and wonderfully evocative.” – Slate.
Dark comedy “Mom and Dad” impressed critics despite a poor reception from fans
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75% critics rating; 38% audience rating.
Synopsis: A mysterious condition causes suburban parents to violently turn against their own offspring. Two children try to avoid being murdered by their mother and father before their grandparents come to visit.
What critics said: “‘Mom and Dad’ is a hyper-violent and darkly funny film that says all the things about parenting that parents aren’t supposed to say.” – The Blogging Banshee.
“Support the Girls” is a comedy that was almost universally loved by reviewers
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93% critics rating; 57% audience rating.
Synopsis: The kindly and protective manager of breast-centric sports bar juggles the concerns of employees and restaurant while struggling to keep her personal life on track.
What critics said: “What writer-director Andrew Bujalski has done here is create an oasis of sisterly love in a pit of toxic masculinity. The key word here is not ‘Girls’ – it’s ‘Support.’ These servers have bonded in the same way that soldiers do in trench warfare.” – Rolling Stone.
Political documentary “The Final Year” earned critical praise
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84% critics rating; 48% audience rating.
Synopsis: The final months of the Obama administration are examined through unprecedented access to the inner workings of the White House and insider footage.
What critics said: “Demonstrating the human element that goes into doctrine, ‘The Final Year’ does something more impressive than capture history being made by elucidating how it is made, creating a time capsule that may be even more interesting decades on.” – Moveable Fest.
Audiences were split on gory action film “Revenge,” but critics loved it
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92% critics rating; 55% audience rating.
Synopsis: When a romantic getaway with her boyfriend leads to a violent and horrifying act, a woman transforms from a victim into someone seeking revenge.
What critics said: “Inside its gorgeous, candy-colored packaging – as confident a debut as we’ve seen in recent years – ‘Revenge’ has a warrior of a protagonist who is easy to root for, villains who are easy to hate, and satisfactory justice dispensed.” – F This Movie!