‘Men’ director is master of inescapably tense mood, says critic

Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear, and Paapa Essiedu star in the horror film “Men.” Credit: YouTube.

Critics review new film releases. “Downton Abbey: A New Era” is a follow-up to the 2019 feature film based on the British TV series. 

Men” is a horror film from director Alex Garland about a young woman who goes on a solo vacation in the English countryside. 

Firestarter” is a remake of the 1984 film based on the Stephen King novel.

Emergency” is a satirical thriller about three college students who come home to find an unconscious woman in their house. 

Senior Year” details the life of a 37-year-old woman who wakes up after a 20-year coma prompted by a cheerleading stunt gone wrong.   

Credits

Guests:

  • Christy Lemire - writer for RogerEbert.com and co-host of the podcast Breakfast All Day - @christylemire
  • Shawn Edwards - award-winning film critic for FOX-TV in Kansas City, co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association