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Cinema isn’t just about the latest Disney/Pixar project or Star Wars spin-off. Memorable storytelling is happening all over the film industry, from Hollywood’s box-office-busting superhero smashes to small, innovative indie experiments. The Verge’s film section is here to help you sort through the latest Hollywood news and reviews, from favorite genres like sci-fi, fantasy, and horror to the independent movies that matter.

11 new trailers you should watch this week

Netflix’s Between Two Ferns movie is thin, but that’s no problem

The Downton Abbey movie is a terrific excuse to revisit Gosford Park

An AI affair fuels a midlife crisis in the eerie science fiction drama Auggie

Why MoviePass really failed

A new Netflix docuseries heads inside Bill Gates’ brain, but it keeps getting sidetracked

New Knives Out trailer pits Daniel Craig against an obnoxious, dysfunctional family

The gloriously surreal space epic Ad Astra is half a great movie

Brad Pitt interviews an astronaut on the space station: ‘Who controls the jam box?’

Colin Trevorrow returns to Jurassic World with new short, Battle at Big Rock

9 new trailers you should watch this week

Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame are almost better performed by high school dancers

MoviePass is shutting down September 14th

The Indonesian superhero film Gundala is out to launch a vast cinematic universe

Amazon’s Undone makes a terrific double feature with Waking Life

J.J. Abrams signs exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia reportedly worth $250 million

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out breaks the mystery genre, then rebuilds it

The writer-director of Brick and The Last Jedi understands genre conventions, but he just finds them funny

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Freaks is a thrilling science fiction film worth knowing nothing about

Taika Waititi’s Hitler comedy Jojo Rabbit needs way more Hitler

Empathy, Inc. is a virtual reality thriller for an age of tech cynicism

9 new trailers you should watch this week

Why the horror movie Mama makes the perfect pairing with It Chapter Two

Season 1 of Into the Dark blurred the line between TV and film, but rarely in a good way

The Blumhouse / Hulu horror anthology needs to take more risks

Tigers Are Not Afraid puts a Pan’s Labyrinth spin on a poignant Mexican drug war story

Director Issa López was inspired by Guillermo del Toro’s magical realism

Jeremy Renner’s app is shutting down because of trolls

It Chapter Two has epic ambitions it never fully meets

Apple may release a new Apple TV with an A12 chip

13 new trailers you should watch this week

Richard Linklater is filming a Merrily We Roll Along musical in real time over the next 20 years

Plex wants to become a one-stop destination in the streaming wars

TSA bans Star Wars Coke bottles from flights because they look like bombs

The first trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat is goofy, topical fun