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Kiernan Shipka crouches with a bat in Totally Killer.

Totally Killer review: a bright, funny horror gem

Totally Killer is a low-budget, endearingly goofy horror comedy. The Kiernan Shipka and Julie Bowen-led film is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.
A man and a woman lie in bed in Foe.

Foe review: One of 2023’s best sci-fi movies that will break your heart

Interstellar meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in Foe, one of the most striking and original sci-fi movies of the year.
Emma, Marie, and Cate stand together in Gen V.

Gen V review: an entertaining, imperfect spinoff of The Boys

Like The Boys, Amazon Prime Video's Gen V is an effortlessly entertaining, tonally inconsistent, and occasionally infuriating riff on the superhero genre.
Anthony Ramos wears a GameStop uniform in Dumb Money.

Dumb Money review: an easily digestible dramedy

Dumb Money is a surprisingly effective, easily watchable modern-day dramedy. The Paul Dano and Seth Rogen-led film is now playing in theaters nationwide.
John David Washington wears a spacesuit in The Creator.

The Creator review: an ambitious, disjointed sci-fi epic

Director Gareth Edwards' The Creator is a visually stunning, potentially revolutionary, and frustratingly shallow sci-fi epic. It is now playing in theaters.
Richter Belmont and Maria Renard in key art for Castlevania: Nocturne.

Castlevania: Nocturne review: Netflix sequel series hits the ground running

Netflix's excellent sequel show Castlevania: Nocturne honors its acclaimed predecessor with its compelling new voice cast and stunning animation.
Sylvester Stallone wears a beret in Expend4bles.

Expend4bles review: a colossal waste of time

Expend4bles is an embarrassingly cheap action movie, and one of the worst films of the year so far. It is now playing in theaters.
Kaitlyn Dever hides in a basement in No One Will Save You.

No One Will Save You review: a lean, mean alien invasion thriller

Brian Duffield's No One Will Save You is one of this year's most riveting sci-fi movies. The Kaitlyn Dever-led alien invasion thriller is streaming now on Hulu.
Mel Gibson looks casually menacing behind a desk

The Continental review: John Wick is less fun without John Wick

Keanu Reeves is sorely missed in Peacock's unsatisfactory TV prequel to John Wick, The Continental.
Hercule Poirot stands near a cross in A Haunting in Venice.

A Haunting in Venice review: a zany, spooky, and fun time

A Haunting in Venice is Kenneth Branagh's spookiest and best Hercule Poirot murder mystery yet. The film is now playing in theaters.
Sister Irene holds a rosary in The Nun 2.

The Nun 2 review: a louder, occasionally scarier sequel

The Nun 2 is a louder and scarier follow-up to its parent film, but it still falls short of the Conjuring franchise's best installments.
Denzel Washington twists a gangster's wrist in The Equalizer 3.

The Equalizer 3 review: a meditative, ultraviolent sequel

The Equalizer 3 is a predictably violent, surprisingly contemplative sequel. The Denzel Washington-led action movie is now playing in theaters.
Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott stand near a set of gym bleachers in Bottoms.

Bottoms review: the best R-rated comedy of the year

Bottoms isn't just a successful sophomore outing for director Emma Seligman. It's also the best R-rated comedy of the year. The film is now playing in theaters.
Archie Madekwe sits in a race car in Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo review: a racing biopic that runs out of gas

Neill Blomkamp's Gran Turismo is a boring, bland racing biopic. It's now playing in theaters nationwide.
Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka dual-wielding her white lightsabers in the Disney+ series.

Ahsoka review: A Star Wars celebration of the old and new

The new Disney+ series Ahsoka is a refreshing and fun Star Wars celebration led by Rosario Dawson's commanding performance.
Reggie, Maggie, Hunter, and Bug all stand on the street together in Strays.

Strays review: a one-trick dog comedy

Strays is a sporadically funny, one-note comedy. The Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx-starring R-rated comedy is now playing in theaters.
Jaime Reyes holds the scarab in Blue Beetle.

Blue Beetle review: a well-intentioned misfire

Blue Beetle is an occasionally charming but ultimately forgettable, superhero film. The DC Cinematic Universe movie is now playing in theaters.
Gal Gadot stands against a mirror in Heart of Stone.

Heart of Stone review: mission possible

Netflix attempts to recreate Mission: Impossible with Heart of Stone, but fails to reach the same heights as its predecessor.
Dracula surveys his prey from above the deck of the ship

The Last Voyage of the Demeter review: Dracula by way of Alien

Adapting just a few pages of Bram Stoker's novel, The Last Voyage of the Demeter puts an entertaining new spin on the most famous vampire of them all, Dracula.
Mabel, Oliver, and Charles stand in an elevator together in Only Murders in the Building Season 3.

Only Murders in the Building season 3 review: just as charming as you remember

Only Murders in the Building season 3 is a charming, theatrical mystery. Its first two episodes are streaming now on Hulu.
A giant shark swims up to a tiny diver.

Meg 2: The Trench review: Toss this bucket of chum

Jason Statham returns to defend the world from giant, prehistoric sharks in The Meg 2: The Trench, an even-worse thriller that fails to do that premise justice.
Adèle Exarchopoulos and Franz Rogowski sensually dance.

Passages review: Ira Sachs’ portrait of a romantic scoundrel

Franz Rogowski plays a magnetically selfish lothario in Ira Sachs' compact drama, Passages.
Leonardo stands in front of his brothers in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem review: a charming reboot

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem breathes new life into the fan-favorite franchise. The film is now playing in theaters.
A possessed Sophie Wilde turns sideways with a very spooky grin on her face.

Talk to Me review: scary party-game horror from A24

The Aussie horror movie Talk to Me has a great premise, but a disappointing second half blunts its scares.
sympathy for the devil 2023 movie review joel kinnaman and nicolas cage face away from each other on poster

Sympathy for the Devil review: an entertaining, coked-up Collateral clone

Sympathy for the Devil is a zany, forgettable thriller featuring a mesmerizingly kooky Nicolas Cage performance. It is now playing in theaters.
Woody Norman presses his ear against a bedroom wall in Cobweb.

Cobweb review: a slight, but shockingly fun horror movie

Cobweb is an effective retro horror movie that delivers the scares. The Lizzy Caplan and Antony Starr-led movie is now playing in select theaters.
Ryan Gosling holds up a pair of rollerblades behind Margot Robbie in Barbie.

Barbie review: Welcome to the Mattel Show

Greta Gerwig's Barbie is a colorful and fun, but strangely flawed summer blockbuster. The Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie-led film is now playing in theaters.
Cillian Murphy stares through a small window at an atomic blast, his face illuminated by light.

Oppenheimer review: Christopher Nolan’s staggering atomic opus

Christopher Nolan returns with a towering, troubling 70mm biopic about the Father of the Atomic Bomb, Oppenheimer.
Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell turn around in a small car, looking concerned.

Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One review: Accept this mission

Tom Cruise returns once more as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One, the latest entry in Hollywood's most reliably entertaining franchise.
Nina Dobrev looks up at Pierce Brosnan in The Out-Laws.

The Out-Laws review: another Netflix movie misfire

The Out-Laws is a mildly amusing and, at times, unbearably grating new comedy. The film is streaming now on Netflix.
Ty Simpkins stands in a red doorway in Insidious: The Red Door.

Insidious: The Red Door review: a serviceable scare fest

Insidious: The Red Door is an occasionally scary but repetitive slice of horror entertainment. The Patrick Wilson-directed film is now playing in theaters.
Indiana Jones rides a boat in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny review: an uneven yet entertaining conclusion

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny delivers an uneven but entertaining final chapter for Harrison Ford's Nazi-punching film hero.
The Witcher confronts a woman in The Witcher season 3.

The Witcher season 3 volume 1 review: A great beginning to a bittersweet end

With its high production values and compelling trio of lead characters, The Witcher's third season promises to be the best yet for the popular Netflix series.
Jennifer Lawrence and Andrew Barth Feldman sit at a park table together in No Hard Feelings.

No Hard Feelings review: an R-rated comedy in need of more bite

No Hard Feelings is a fun, if forgettable, R-rated comedy. The Jennifer Lawrence-led film is now playing in theaters.