Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Ellie Grainger
Directed by: Robert Eggers
Plot: A family in 1630’s New England moves to a remote plot of a land where strange and horrifying things start happening.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 89%
Critic Consensus: As thought-provoking as it is visually compelling, The Witch delivers a deeply unsettling exercise in slow-building horror that suggests great things for debuting writer-director Robert Eggers.
Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Cliff Curtis, Peter Firth, Mish Boyko, Stewart Scudamore
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Plot: A Roman Centurion is charged by Pontius Pilate to discover the whereabouts of Jesus Christ’s body after it disappears from it’s tomb to discourage the rumors that he has been resurrected.
RT Freshness: 52%
Critic Consensus: Risen benefits from a lighter tone than many faith-based productions, as well as a unique take on the Greatest Story Ever Told and a terrific turn from star Joseph Fiennes.
Starring: Stephen James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice Van Houten, William Hurt, Shanice Banton
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Plot: Jesse Owens heads to the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin to represent America in track and field against Hitler and his Aryan athletes.
RT Freshness: 60%
Critic Consensus: “Race is nowhere near as thrillingly fleet or agile as its subject, but the story — and a winning central performance from Stephan James — are enough to carry it over the finish line”