The pick of the week is The Perfect Host, starring Clayne Crawford and David Hyde Pierce. This thriller from first-time director Nick Tomnay didn’t get universal praise, but quite a few Criticker users found it chilling and funny, with a special appreciation for Pierce’s performance.
The Perfect Host – Average Tier 5.55
John Taylor (Clayne Crawford) is bleeding profusely, flooded with adrenaline and having an overall terrible day. He’s just robbed a bank, you see, and things, as they are wont to do, went nowhere near as planned. Now he’s stumbling through a posh neighbourhood dripping blood and in desperate need of cover. When he lands upon the luxurious home of a certain Warwick Wilson (David Hyde Pierce) and finds a postcard in the mailbox, he has all the information he needs to scheme his way inside. (Fantasia International Film Festival) The Perfect Host @ Amazon
Madea’s Big Happy Family – Average Tier 3.00
Madea jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can’t manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again… Madea’s Big Happy Family @ Amazon