Whenever a new year rolls around, the public rushes to see what spectacles await the next 12 months of cinematic goodness. In this day and age the 'event' movie has become such a regular occurrence that it practically dominates the box office on a bi-monthly basis.
In 2019 alone, we've seen Avengers: Endgame break every record imaginable and there has already been 5 movies (under Disney's banner alone) that have eclipsed $1billion at the box office - Frozen and Rise of Skywalker haven't been released, as of writing.
2019 has also seen its fair share of Oscar/critical buzz around independent and original big-budget flicks aplenty. Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood scored well with the critics, while the likes of The Lighthouse and The Joker have performed admirable on the festival circuit.
Sure, these films are all worthy of their praise and success, but what about the features that slip through the cracks?
Every year there will be a multitude of awesome releases that either have the unfortunate task of opening up at the same time as a mega-movie, or sadly just don't generate enough buzz to get people into theatres. That doesn't mean they don't deserve another look...