Best of the New Releases: Orphan, Fear(s) of the Dark, Sauna
I think Orphan kind of got the brush off when it came out in theaters, but against all my better instincts I found myself enjoying it quite a bit; not unlike director Jaume Collet-Serra's equally as dismissed, but surprisingly impressive House of Wax remake. Is it flawless? Of course not, but it's an efficiently paced thriller that goes to darker territory than most 'killer children' movies do. It's beautifully shot and wonderfully acted by both Vera Farmiga and Isabelle Fuhrman, who knocks it out of the park as the title character. Worth a rental in my book, and my book is a book of laws.

I haven't actually seen either Fear(s) of the Dark or Sauna, but I have heard nothing but happy thoughts about both of them. The former is an animation feast exploring several artist's, well, fears of the dark, while the latter is a Finnish film about sins that haunt the sinner.
categories DVDs, Movies, Horror