“The First Omen” (in theaters)

The prequel to 1976’s “The Omen” is as terrifying as the original.  Arkasha Stevenson pays homage to the first film while moving the story forward.  Nell Tiger Free is great in this female-centric horror movie. (See review below, click here for complete interview with Stevenson and Free)

“Monkey Man” (in theaters)

Dev Patel does double duties in Universal’s “Monkey Man.”  The “Slumdog Millionaire” star not only acts but also directs his first feature film.  Did he succeed? (See review below)

“Ripley” (on Netflix)

Oscar-winning writer Steven Zaillian creates the new Netflix eight-episode limited series “Ripley.”  It’s based on The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith.  If you think you’ve seen all about Tom Ripley, think again!