Happy Death Day 2U is a rare sequel that improves upon the first that contains a groundbreaking performance by Jessica Rothe, brilliant writing and character explorations, and truly emotional moments.
Velvet Buzzsaw is an unfortunate misfire with a slow first and second act, and a severe lack of thrill and intrigue. Not even excellent actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Toni Collette can save this from being a big missed opportunity.
Friend Request is littered with major horror tropes, unlikeable characters, and a story that is too silly to be invested in.
Paul Schrader's First Reformed is an astonishingly grounded and unsettling look at the steady decline of a man losing hope with incredible writing and exceptional performances, notably by Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried.