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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.
Barry Allen runs through the Speed Force in The Flash.

The Flash review: a spectacular superhero face-plant

The Flash doesn't just trip and fall; it lands flat on its face. The Andy Muschietti-directed superhero film is now playing in theaters.
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Asteroid City review: Wes Anderson’s dazzling technicolor dream

Asteroid City is an ambitious, dazzling, and occasionally perplexing film from director Wes Anderson. It hits select theaters on June 16.
Tom Holland stands in New York City in The Crowded Room.

The Crowded Room review: a series of miscalculations

The Crowded Room is a misfire that leaves both Amanda Seyfried and Tom Holland stranded for most of its episodes. The series is now streaming on Apple TV+.
The Maximals in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts from Paramount Pictures

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts review: This prequel needs more Bayhem

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is a prequel that streamlines the Michael Bay style into anonymous spectacle.
Sophie Thatcher holds a lighter in The Boogeyman.

The Boogeyman review: simple horror done right

The Boogeyman is a familiar but entertaining and fun horror thrill ride. The Rob Savage-directed film hits theaters on Friday, June 2.
Miles Morales falls in between two buildings in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse review: an animated superhero extravaganza

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a bigger, bolder, and more ambitious film than its 2018 predecessor. It's now playing in theaters.
Madison and CW ride on a boat together in Influencer.

Influencer review: a cutthroat social media thriller

Shudder's latest exclusive film, Influencer, is a sharply focused, cutthroat thriller that's anchored by a star-making turn from Cassandra Naud.
Arnold Schwarzenegger walks away from a trash fire in FUBAR.

FUBAR review: even Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t save this absurd Netflix original

Netflix's new Arnold Schwarzenegger-led TV series, FUBAR, is an occasionally effective action comedy that greatly overstays its welcome.
american born chinese review michelle yeoh and jim liu stand in a red forest

American Born Chinese review: a charming, imperfect coming-of-age adventure

Disney+'s American Born Chinese isn't quite a knockout success, but it is a charming, easy-to-watch coming-of-age series.
Vin Diesel leans against a car in Fast X.

Fast X review: The end can’t come soon enough

While it still has all of the breathless action sequences that made the franchise famous, Fast X has too many characters and not enough story to be satisfying.
Jay Baruchel and Matt Johnson stand in a crowd in BlackBerry.

BlackBerry review: one of 2023’s best movies so far

Director Matt Johnson's BlackBerry is a lean, engrossing rise-and-fall drama -- and one of the best films of the year so far. It's now playing in theaters.
Ben Affleck holds up a photograph in Hypnotic.

Hypnotic review: an overcomplicated sci-fi thriller

Director Robert Rodriguez's new sci-fi thriller, Hypnotic, is an overcomplicated mess. The Ben Affleck-led film hits theaters on Friday, May 12.
Jennifer Lopez wears a ski cap in The Mother.

The Mother review: a ridiculous thriller in every way

Netflix's new Jennifer Lopez thriller, The Mother, is a disappointing, poorly executed action flick. It premieres Friday, May 12 on the streaming service.
Rebecca Ferguson holds onto a mechanical lever in Silo.

Silo review: a watchable, well-paced sci-fi thriller

Apple TV+'s Silo is an entertaining, often intriguing sci-fi thriller that's anchored by Rebecca Ferguson's capable and commanding lead performance.
'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) with a serious look on his face, while wearing a red and black costume.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 review: a satisfying conclusion to James Gunn’s MCU trilogy

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is an overstuffed, yet emotional sendoff to James Gunn's beloved MCU trilogy. It is now playing in theaters.
A few of the characters from Star Wars Visions Vol. 2.

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 review: a winning collection of adventures

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 delivers another thrillingly original, visually vibrant batch of galactic adventures.
Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra Jonas look at each other on a train in Citadel.

Citadel review: a hollow spy thriller

Citadel is a zero-calorie spy thriller that somehow feels extremely expensive and shockingly cheap. Its first two episodes are now streaming on Prime Video.
A man walks across the countryside in SISU.

Sisu review: Like Nazis getting tortured? Then this bloody action movie is for you

Fans of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Northman, and John Wick movies will love Sisu, a bloody revenge movie about a man fighting Nazis over stolen treasure.
Dar Salim and Jake Gyllenhaal sit in a military Humvee together in The Covenant.

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant review: a well-crafted military thriller

Guy Ritchie's The Covenant is a well-made, entertaining military thriller that features a star-making turn from Dar Salim. The film is now playing in theaters.
A woman wields a chainsaw in Evil Dead Rise.

Evil Dead Rise review: a gnarly nightmare

Evil Dead Rise is an intense and fun, if not extraordinary, addition to one of horror's most eccentric and enduring franchises. It is now playing in theaters.
Elliot and Beverly Mantle look at a baby together in Dead Ringers.

Dead Ringers review: a darkly funny sci-fi showcase for Rachel Weisz

Dead Ringers is an entertaining, darkly funny series that boasts two incredible performances from its star, Rachel Weisz. It premieres April 21 on Prime Video.
Joaquin Phoenix wears silk pajamas in "Beau is Afraid."

Beau is Afraid review: a self-indulgent odyssey

Beau is Afraid, the new film from Hereditary director Ari Aster, is a pointlessly punishing, overlong comedy. It hits theaters nationwide on April 21.
Nicolas Cage spins around in a red robe in Renfield.

Renfield review: a violent, forgettable horror comedy

Renfield is a cartoonishly violent horror comedy that is anchored by yet another standout performance from Nicolas Cage. The film is now playing in theaters.
Ali Wong and Steven Yeun lean out of their car windows in Beef.

Beef review: Netflix’s first must-see show of 2023

Beef is one of the best and most original shows of the year so far. The Steven Yeun and Ali Wong-led series is now streaming on Netflix.
Mario and Luigi raise their fists together in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie review: a weightless adventure

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is a visually stunning but ultimately forgettable animated adventure film. It is now playing in theaters.