As far as being governed by tropes and giving in to viewer assumptions, Juror 8 is practically lawless.
The Grudge (2020) possesses an incoherent narrative, but its greatest crime is wasting a promising director’s talent.
Lost Holiday proves that while the holidays aren’t easy for everyone, identifiable indies like it make them all the more bearable.
Black Christmas (2019) brandishes weaponized social justice but its purpose outweighs its lack of subtlety.
And Then We Danced is cathartic, topical, and ultimately optimistic in spite of itself. A life-affirming LGBTQ+ film for the ages.