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A demon smiles at a man in V/H/S/99.

V/H/S/99 review: A mixed-bag horror anthology that has more treats than tricks

The horror anthology V/H/S/99 has just enough good parts, and genuine scares, to outweigh some of its weaker elements.
Michelle Yeoh, Charlize Theron, and Kerry Washington stand together in a scene from Th School for Good and Evil.

The School for Good and Evil review: Middling magic

Paul Feig's adaptation of The School For Good and Evil is lifted by an impressive supporting cast, but tempered by a predictable story and lengthy running time.
Three girls, each armed with different weapons, go looking for alien invaders in a scene from Slash/Back.

Slash/Back review: The kids are all right (especially when fighting aliens)

Nyla Innuksuk's Slash/Back pits a group of kids against alien invaders in a remote Inuit village and delivers a unique, rewarding adventure along the way.
Kaitlyn Dever stands on a forest road with Sean Teale in Hulu's Rosaline.

Rosaline review: Kaitlyn Dever lifts up Hulu’s Romeo and Juliet rom-com riff

Booksmart's Kaitlyn Dever plays an oft-forgotten Romeo & Juliet character in the fun but forgettable new Hulu comedy, Rosaline.
Michael Myers stares at the camera from the hallway of a house in a scene from Halloween Ends.

Halloween Ends review: a franchise mercy kill

David Gordon Green's trilogy-concluding film Halloween Ends never quite lives up to the promise of the 2018 franchise revival.
Tang Wei looks at Park Hae-il in Park Chan-wook's Decision to Leave.

Decision to Leave review: An achingly romantic noir thriller

Decision to Leave, director Park Chan-wook's follow-up to The Handmaiden, is an achingly romantic noir thriller. It hits select theaters on Friday, October 14.
Dolph Lundgren holds onto a pipe inside a U-Boat in a scene from Operation Seawolf.

Operation Seawolf review: nice Nazis? No thanks!

Steven Luke's problematic World War II thriller Operation Seawolf doesn't do enough to make its Nazi protagonists or their experiences worthy of your attention.
A superimposed image of Jeffrey Dahmer in Conversations with a Killer.

Conversations with A Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes review: killer’s words yield little insight

The Netflix docuseries Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes offers a fascinating yet ultimately disappointing look at a famous serial killer.
Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington walk through a lobby together in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam review: An exhausting, overlong conspiracy thriller

David O. Russell's new film, Amsterdam, wastes its impressive ensemble cast by saddling them with an incoherent and disjointed script.
The members of The Midnight Club all stand in an elevator together.

The Midnight Club review: an earnest YA horror adventure

The Midnight Club might be Mike Flanagan's weakest Netflix show to date, but it still packs quite a punch. It premieres Friday, October 7 on Netflix.
Maika Monroe stares at the camera while lying down.

Significant Other review: a scary kind of love

Maika Monroe and Jake Lacy's strong performances carry Significant Other's tense, twisty tale of a couple confronting a sinister threat in the forest.
Gael Garcia Bernal stares intently in a black and white scene from Werewolf By Night.

Werewolf By Night review: magnificent monster mayhem

Disney's black-and-white creature feature Werewolf By Night harkens back to classic Hollywood horror and a time before Marvel went all-in on superhero stories.
Cate Blanchett conducts music while wearing a suit in TÁR.

Tár review: Cate Blanchett soars in Todd Field’s ambitious new drama

Cate Blanchett turns in one of the best performances of the year in director Todd Field's ambitious new drama, Tár. It hits theaters on Friday, October 7.
Raffiella Chapman walks through a dystopian swamp alongside a flying drone in Vesper.

Vesper review: an imaginative sci-fi adventure

Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper's Vesper is a dark and imaginative new post-apocalyptic thriller. It is now playing in theaters and on VOD.
Caitlin Stasey smiles, unnervingly.

Smile review: A cruelly scary studio horror movie

There are traces of It Follows and The Ring in Parker Finn's diabolically effective horror movie Smile.
Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller sit on a bed in a scene from My Best Friend's Exorcism.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism review: Fighting mean girls (and meaner demons)

My Best Friend's Exorcism is equal parts funny and frightening, and delivers a clever spin on paranormal possession tales.
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy stand in a convenience store in a scene from Hocus Pocus 2.

Hocus Pocus 2 review: that old black magic, new again

Hocus Pocus 2 brings the Sanderson sisters back for more Halloween hijinks and manages to channel the fun of the original film nearly 30 years later.
Three dudes cheer on a rooftop in Entergalactic.

Entergalactic review: a simple but charming animated romance

Kid Cudi's new animated movie, Entergalactic, is a charming, vibrantly realized romance. It premieres Friday, September 30 on Netflix.
Paul Mescal stands outside a house with Emily Watson in God's Creatures.

God’s Creatures review: an overly restrained Irish drama

A24's latest film, God's Creatures, is an engrossing family drama that's a bit too tame for its own good. It hits theaters and VOD on Friday, September 30.
Ana de Armas smiles while wearing a billowing white dress in Blonde.

Blonde review: a striking and tough Marilyn Monroe biopic

Netflix's Blonde is a dreamy, difficult film. It's not for everyone, but Ana de Armas' performance as Marilyn Monroe certainly is.
Florence Pugh and Harry Styles make for a photogenic couple.

Don’t Worry Darling review: through the suburban looking glass

Despite the chaos of its press tour, Olivia Wilde's suburban Twilight Zone fantasy Don't Worry Darling starring Harry Styles is controlled to a fault.
Kaley Cuoco stands next to Pete Davidson in Peacock's Meet Cute.

Meet Cute review: Peacock’s time travel rom-com falls flat

Peacock's new Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson-led sci-fi rom-com, Meet Cute, fails to live up to its own potential.
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.