The Witch: Critically acclaimed chiller from first time director Robert Eggers. I’m intrigued by the setting (1630’s New England) and the decision, ala The Revenant, to shoot with mostly natural light.
Rotten Tomatoes:: 88%, Metacritic: 83%
Personal interest factor: 8
Race: Jessie Owens at The 1936 Berlin Olympics, brought to you by C-list talent. Director Stephen Hopkins’ last US theatrical release was the laughable Hillary Swank horror picture, The Reaping, which opened nine years ago.
Rotten Tomatoes:: 61%, Metacritic: 57%
Personal interest factor: 2
Risen: Unofficial The Passion of the Christ sequel starring nearly 50-year-old Cliff Curtis as Jesus. From the director of Waterworld.
Rotten Tomatoes:: 58%, Metacritic: 51%
Personal interest factor: 1