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Diego Luna walks through a scrapyard of ships in a scene from Andor.

Andor review: Rogue One prequel is slow-burn Star Wars

Star Wars prequel series Andor tells a compelling, gritty story of life under Imperial rule and wartime espionage that feels distinct within the sci-fi saga.
Mia Goth stares at the camera in the poster for Pearl.

Pearl review: a star is born (and is very, very bloody)

Director Ti West's new X prequel, Pearl, is a lurid and colorful horror movie unlike any other you'll see this year. It hits theaters on September 16.
Viola Davis holds a torch in The Woman King.

The Woman King review: a thrilling period epic

The Woman King is a thrilling and well-acted historical epic with a great lead performance by Viola Davis.
Jon Hamm holds a drink in a scene from Confess, Fletch.

Confess, Fletch review: Jon Hamm charms in crime comedy reboot

Confess, Fletch puts Jon Hamm in investigative reporter I.M Fletcher's Lakers cap for a satisfying reboot of the crime comedy franchise.
Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Alexander stand behind a counter in Clerks III.

Clerks III review, or how Kevin Smith made me cry

Clerks III isn't just the final chapter of Kevin Smith's trilogy. It delivers a surprisingly powerful look at how much we've all changed since 1994.
Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan lean in to inspect something together in See How They Run.

See How They Run review: a charming but slight whodunit

See How They Run is an extremely fun new murder mystery starring Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, and a small army of English character actors.
Lucy looks into the camera while David drives in a scene from Cyberpunk: Edgerunners.

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners review: Candy-coated chrome carnage

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners delivers a fun, frantic adventure set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 that doesn't demand any familiarity with the game to be enjoyable.
Brendan Fraser looks to his side in The Whale.

The Whale review: Brendan Fraser can’t save this histrionic drama

Brendan Fraser's sensitive performance is the chief highlight of Darren Aronofsky's limp drama The Whale.
Paul Dano and Michelle Williams watch The Greatest Show on Earth.

The Fabelmans review: an origin story of Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg plunges into his own childhood with the twinkly-tragic memoir The Fabelmans.
Daniel Craig looks in the camera in Knives Out 2.

Glass Onion review: a deviously intricate Knives Out sequel

Rian Johnson reteams with Daniel Craig for the delightfully complicated Knives Out sequel Glass Onion.
Morten Burian and Sidsel Siem Koch scream inside a car.

Speak No Evil review: the horror of holding your tongue

A Dutch vacation becomes a sinister social nightmare in the unsettling Shudder-bound thriller Speak No Evil.
Georgina Campbell holds up her phone in a dark tunnel in "Barbarian."

Barbarian review: the less you know, the better

Zach Cregger's new horror film, Barbarian, is one of this year's most unpredictable movies. It hits theaters on Friday, September 9.
Pinocchio kneels on stage in a scene from the 2022 live-action film.

Pinocchio review: nothing new to see in wooden adaptation

Disney's live-action adaptation of Pinocchio doesn't offer anything fresh, only the same story through a new filter and a good performance by Tom Hanks.
William Zabka, Ralph Macchio, and Yuji Okumoto stand in track suits in a scene from Cobr Kai season 5.

Cobra Kai season 5 review: Crowded, but compelling, karate

Season 5 of Cobra Kai gives fans more of what they expect without changing the formula, and with plenty of familiar heroes and villains along the way.
An elven tower stands over Middle-earth in a scene from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power review: perfection, precious

Amazon's The Rings of Power series lives up to the hype with episodes that wonderfully channel the scope, spectacle, and heart of The Lord of the Rings saga.
Sasha, Adam, Margo, and Tom stand grouped together in Who Invited Them.

Who Invited Them review: mind games, murder, and mayhem

Duncan Birmingham's 'Who Invited Them' is a fun but imperfect twist on a standard home invasion thriller. It premieres on Shudder on September 1.
Nathalie Emmanuel wears a bloodied white dress in The Invitation.

The Invitation review: All bark, no bite

Director Jessica M. Thompson's The Invitation fails to live up to its own spooky, bloody potential. It hits theaters on Friday, August 26.
Idris Elba pleads with Tilda Swinton.

Three Thousand Years of Longing review: George Miller takes a left turn off Fury Road

George Miller veers off Fury Road for the eccentric, romantic fable Three Thousand Years of Longing, starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.
Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg wear matching tracksuits in Netflix's Me Time.

Me Time review: Netflix’s latest comedy falls apart

'Me Time' is another messy, lackluster Netflix original film. The Kevin Hart-led comedy premieres on the streaming service on Friday, August 26.
Rosy, Ollie, and Zozo stand on a hill together in Netflix's Lost Ollie.

Lost Ollie review: An endearing fantasy adventure

Netflix's new children's miniseries, 'Lost Ollie,' is an endearingly heartfelt tearjerker. It premieres Wednesday, August 24 on the streaming platform.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The best Predator film since the original, Prey delivers a tense, action-packed adventure that feels fresh and unique in the franchise.