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Movie Review

Are you looking for recommendations about the best and worst in current film releases? Our movie reviews try to get past brief opinions and dig into why a given movie works, and what it has to offer.

Lightyear’s a stiff-as-plastic deconstruction of heroic space dramas

Netflix’s Spiderhead makes its dystopic sci-fi vision seem playful

Nope’s final trailer reveals true horror Jordan Peele’s been hiding this whole time

Crimes of the Future is extreme surgery by way of classic film noir

Welcome to the inner beauty pageant

Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is the sound of Disney laughing at its own meta humor

Alex Garland’s Men has more than one thing on its mind

Daniel Radcliffe goes full sex symbol in first Weird Al biopic teaser

Doctor Strange 2 gets lost in a tangle of fan service and half-baked ideas

The Multiverse of Madness is a spooky mess

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Hatching finds horror in grotesque acts of self-care and violence

Sonic 2 is a family-friendly speedrun through the franchise’s awkward phase

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 trips as it shifts gears

Morbius is one long quick time event about battling bad habits

Not even Spider-Man could save Morbius

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is a Nic Cage meme as a movie

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Everything Everywhere All At Once is charming, sprawling, and completely ridiculous

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Pixar’s Turning Red captures the wonder and horror of being a teen in 2002

Pixar’s latest feature is another stunner

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Kogonada’s After Yang finds beauty in the quiet dystopia of grief

The Batman is young, dumb, and full of soft-spoken ennui

The Batman franchise has seen better days

Uncharted’s road to gold is plagued by its bros

PlayStation Productions’ feature is an epic dud

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Bigbug’s a charming nightmare about the internet of other people and their things

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Leonor Will Never Die is what true love of cinema looks like

Moonfall is a hollow, galaxy-brained spectacle

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Netflix’s The House is an unsettling anthology wrapped in cozy stop-motion

A collection of three stories each exploring a different kind of terror

The Matrix Resurrections is more interested in being self-aware than being good

A fantastic setup to a tepid sequel

Spider-Man: No Way Home swings big on two decades of fan payoff

Don’t Look Up is an absurdist mirror of our reality — before it just becomes a regular mirror

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City is a feature-length fan film

Marvel’s Eternals is big, beautiful, and empty

Marvel’s epoch-spanning epic has too many heroes but still feels empty

Dune puts an epic franchise ahead of its epic story

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation wows with scale and scope but is missing an ending

Nightmare of the Wolf captures the soul of The Witcher, even without Geralt

Shang-Chi made me excited about the Marvel Cinematic Universe again

I’m ready for Shang-Chi to meet Thor

Free Guy is like a AAA game: fun, goofy, and doing narrative backflips to make a guy the lead

Ryan Reynolds is an oblivious NPC in a flashy video game-themed action flick

Jungle Cruise desperately wants to be The Mummy

The adventure flick based on a ride has lofty and often entertaining aspirations

Black Widow injects a little James Bond into the MCU

Natasha Romanoff finally gets her standalone film