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Bruce Banner and Jennifer Walters, Hulk and She-Hulk, meditate while facing each other.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law review: Green is good in the MCU

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law review: Green is good in the MCU

Marvel's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law delivers another win for the MCU with its humor, heart, and impressive performance from Tatiana Maslany.
The people of Nasielsk stare into the camera in Three Minutes: A Lengthening.

Three Minutes: A Lengthening review: Haunting documentary about the Holocaust

Three Minutes: A Lengthening review: Haunting documentary about the Holocaust

Built around the only footage of a Polish town destroyed by the Nazis, Three Minutes: A Lengthening is at once a memorial, detective story, and gripping essay.
Sharon Horgan, Eve Hewson, Eva Birthistle, and Sarah Greene stand near a tree in Apple TV+'s Bad Sisters.

Bad Sisters review: Blood is thicker than murder in Apple TV+’s smart comic thriller

Bad Sisters review: Blood is thicker than murder in Apple TV+’s smart comic thriller

Apple TV+'s 'Bad Sisters' is a gripping, emotionally compelling, and shockingly funny thriller.
Alessandro Nivola stands behind Aubrey Plaza in Spin Me Round.

Spin Me Round review: a forgettable vacation comedy

Spin Me Round review: a forgettable vacation comedy

Director Jeff Baena's Spin Me Round is a delightfully absurd but ultimately forgettable vacation comedy. It opens in theaters and on AMC+ on August 19.
Simon Pegg and Alex Jennings stand in an office together in The Undeclared War.

The Undeclared War review: a cybersecurity thriller that never quite clicks

The Undeclared War review: a cybersecurity thriller that never quite clicks

Peacock's spy drama The Undeclared War is an uneven, occasionally riveting espionage thriller with great performances from Simon Pegg and Mark Rylance.
Lili Reinhart and Danny Ramirez stand in between two bookshelves in Look Both Ways.

Look Both Ways review: another forgettable Netflix original

Look Both Ways review: another forgettable Netflix original

Lili Reinhart's heartfelt lead performance in Look Both Ways isn't enough to save it from being another dull and forgettable Netflix original.
Aubrey Plaza looks behind her in Emily the Criminal.

Emily the Criminal review: Aubrey Plaza scores as a gig-economy hustler

Emily the Criminal review: Aubrey Plaza scores as a gig-economy hustler

Aubrey Plaza is grippingly driven in the late-stage capitalism crime thriller Emily the Criminal.
Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg lean against a truck in a scene from Day Shift.

Day Shift review: Jamie Foxx leads fangless vampire movie

Day Shift review: Jamie Foxx leads fangless vampire movie

Despite some entertaining elements, Jamie Foxx's vampire film Day Shift underwhelms with too few surprises, too many familiar pieces, and not enough Snoop Dogg.
The Rockford Peaches stand together in their locker room in Amazon's A League of Their Own.

A League of Their Own review: A worthwhile reimagining

A League of Their Own review: A worthwhile reimagining

Amazon's A League of Their Own is the rare TV reimagining that actually manages to feel necessary. It premieres Friday, August 12 on Prime Video.
Tom Sturridge wears a mask and cloak as Morpheus in a scene from The Sandman.

The Sandman review: dreamy adaptation exceeds expectations

The Sandman review: dreamy adaptation exceeds expectations

Decades of troubled development don't stop Netflix's The Sandman series from delivering an impressive adaptation of Neil Gaiman's groundbreaking comic book.
Patton Oswalt looks at James Morosini in a car in I Love My Dad.

I Love My Dad review: Patton Oswalt in a catfish cringe comedy

I Love My Dad review: Patton Oswalt in a catfish cringe comedy

Patton Oswalt plays a father who catfishes his son in the uncomfortable cringe comedy I Love My Dad.
Bee, Sophie, Jordan, and Alice stand in the dark together in Bodies Bodies Bodies.

Bodies Bodies Bodies review: a viciously funny horror comedy

Bodies Bodies Bodies review: a viciously funny horror comedy

Bodies Bodies Bodies is a viciously funny new horror comedy from A24 and director Halina Reijn. It hits theaters on Friday, August 5.
Brad Pitt looks concerned on the bullet train.

Bullet Train review: Brad Pitt shines in a jokey, stylish action film

Bullet Train review: Brad Pitt shines in a jokey, stylish action film

Brad Pitt leads a star-powered cast of ruthless assassins in the jokey, stylish action blockbuster Bullet Train.
The Predator returns in Prey.

Prey review: a fresh spin on the Predator franchise

Prey review: a fresh spin on the Predator franchise

The best Predator film since the original, Prey delivers a tense, action-packed adventure that feels fresh and unique in the franchise.
The cast of The Outlaws gathers in a room, wearing their community service vests.

The Outlaws season 2 review: no more funny business

The Outlaws season 2 review: no more funny business

Season 2 of The Outlaws fully embraces its crime-thriller potential and delivers a more satisfying story arc, even as it goes light on the laughs.
Sofia Rosinsky, Riley Lai Nelet, Camryn Jones, and Fina Strazza look up at a pink sky in a scene from Paper Girls.

Paper Girls review: time-traveling, girl-power Goonies is good enough

Paper Girls review: time-traveling, girl-power Goonies is good enough

Prime Video's adaptation of the Paper Girls comic book series is an exciting sci-fi saga that blends powerful emotional arcs with a nostalgic adventure story.
Danni Sanders takes a selfie while wearing a red beret in Not Okay.

Not Okay review: a social media satire that pulls its punches

Not Okay review: a social media satire that pulls its punches

'Not Okay' is a vapid film about the superficial world of a narcissistic, wannabe influencer. It begins streaming Friday, July 29 on Hulu.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw lies on a bench in Surface.

Surface review: an unrewarding psychological thriller

Surface review: an unrewarding psychological thriller

Surface is an unrewarding and painfully slow new thriller starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. It premieres Friday, July 29 on Apple TV+.
Rebecca Hall stands next to a mirrored wall in Resurrection.

Resurrection review: a gripping and unpredictable thriller

Resurrection review: a gripping and unpredictable thriller

Rebecca Hall gives one of the best performances of the year so far in Andrew Semans' dark and unnerving new psychological thriller, Resurrection.
Keke Palmer stand sin front of Daniel Kaluuya and Brandon Perea on a long dirt road in a scene from Nope.

Nope review: Jordan Peele’s intelligent sci-fi horror delivers

Nope review: Jordan Peele’s intelligent sci-fi horror delivers

Jordan Peele's third film, Nope, continues his trend of delivering thought-provoking horror, this time in a cinematic feature filled with great performances.
Kya Clark sits against a tree in Where the Crawdads Sing.

Where the Crawdads Sing review: a bland murder mystery

Where the Crawdads Sing review: a bland murder mystery

Olivia Newman's Where the Crawdads Sing is a well-acted but ultimately bland film adaptation of Delia Owens' best-selling novel.
The Elliot and Musgrove sisters look through a window together in Netflix's Persuasion.

Persuasion review: a messy adaptation of a timeless story

Persuasion review: a messy adaptation of a timeless story

Dakota Johnson's performance as a lovelorn Anne Elliot anchors Netflix's messy new adaptation of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion.' It begins streaming July 15.
People look on at a racetrack in Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris review: a sweet film with too much sugar

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris review: a sweet film with too much sugar

In the slight period comedy Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, the charming cast can't overcome the stale plot and disappointing third act.
Ryan Gosling aims a big gun in the Netflix action movie The Gray Man.

The Gray Man review: Ryan Gosling battles Chris Evans in a rote action movie

The Gray Man review: Ryan Gosling battles Chris Evans in a rote action movie

Ryan Gosling takes on Chris Evans in The Gray Man, a depressingly algorithmic Netflix action movie from the Russo brothers.
A hooded figure holding a bloody chainsaw stands amid prison cells in a scene from the Resident Evil series.

Resident Evil review: Netflix series aims high, falls short

Resident Evil review: Netflix series aims high, falls short

Netflix series Resident Evil takes big risks with its adaptation of the game franchise, but ultimately doesn't deliver the series fans are probably hoping for.
Vincent Lindon and Juliette Binoche canoodle in the water in Both Sides of the Blade.

Both Sides of the Blade review: Juliette Binoche shines in cutting domestic drama

Both Sides of the Blade review: Juliette Binoche shines in cutting domestic drama

The brilliant French filmmaker Claire Denis returns with the disorienting love triangle Both Sides of the Blade, starring Juliette Binoche and Vincent Lindon.
The captain and crew of the ship The Inevitable looks at stowaway Maisie in a scene from The Sea Beast.

The Sea Beast review: Netflix channels Disney in fun monster tale

The Sea Beast review: Netflix channels Disney in fun monster tale

Thrilling, funny, and deeper than its premise suggests, The Sea Beast is a Netflix animated movie that feels positively Disney in all the best ways.
Paul Walter Hauser and Taron Egerton sit at a small table in prison, facing each other, in a scene from Black Bird.

Black Bird review: An outstanding cast lifts Apple TV+’s dark series

Black Bird review: An outstanding cast lifts Apple TV+’s dark series

Black Bird, an adaptation of James Keene's tale of befriending a serial killer, packs plenty of award-friendly performances into a compact, efficient drama.
Paul and Bella look at each other in Moonhaven.

Moonhaven review: A promising sci-fi mystery

Moonhaven review: A promising sci-fi mystery

Moonhaven is an imperfect but promising new sci-fi mystery series. Its six-episode first season begins streaming Thursday, July 7 on AMC+.
Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth pose as Thors in Thor: Love and Thunder..

Thor: Love and Thunder review: Marvel’s latest is no Ragnarok

Thor: Love and Thunder review: Marvel’s latest is no Ragnarok

Taika Waititi returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the jokey Thor: Love and Thunder, which is worth seeing primarily for Christian Bale's menacing Gorr.
Gru and a Minion march through San Francisco's Chinatown toward the camera.

Minions: The Rise of Gru review: Fast and funny, but fading

Minions: The Rise of Gru review: Fast and funny, but fading

Minions: The Rise of Gru delivers plenty of fun moments, but its colorful, crazy world is beginning to feel a bit too familiar.
Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain stand by a car together in The Forgiven.

The Forgiven review: A familiar journey worth making

The Forgiven review: A familiar journey worth making

Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain lead an incredible ensemble of actors in The Forgiven, an observant but slight new social satire.
Joey King and Veronica Ngo stand back to back with swords in a scene from The Princess.

The Princess review: Hulu’s fairytale fight film packs a punch

The Princess review: Hulu’s fairytale fight film packs a punch

Hulu's genre-mashing action film The Princess is a fun, hard-hitting fairytale adventure that subverts expectations and delivers plenty of surprises.
Oliver, Charles, and Mabel stand at a party together in Only Murders in the Building Season 2.

Only Murders in the Building season 2 review: A welcome return

Only Murders in the Building season 2 review: A welcome return

Only Murders in the Building season 2 is a charming and hilarious, if less tightly plotted, follow-up to the Hulu hit's debut season.