A scientist travelling to a colleague engaged in a forest project encounters woodland weirdness. Pandemic-infused folk-ish lo-fi horror with strong ideas, visuals, fine performances, and some black comedy. Better on mood than story, though: Wheatley’s indulgence in trippy freakout in full effect here.
A woodcutter’s son journeys to find hope to save his father and his kingdom. Very straightforward festive origin fantasy shamelessly lifted structure-wise from The Princess Bride. A decent cast helps no end: the flick relies on professional support for its scant charm.
An orphan seeks revenge on the fashion maven who killed her mother. Confident, stylish, though thin and overlong prequel to 101 Dalmatians. Basically a supervillain origin story (Cruella is Tim Burton-era Batman, plus Joker and Catwoman here) though borrowing from all-sorts, including The Terminator. MVP is Paul Walter Hauser, though everyone is in on the joke.