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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.
Suzy and Sam lead the Khaki Scouts through the woods in Moonrise Kingdom.

All of Wes Anderson’s movies, ranked

In honor of Asteroid City's wide release this week, here are all of Wes Anderson's movies, ranked from worst to best.
Two Flashes stand on a battlefield with Supergirl in The Flash.

Does The Flash movie have a post-credits scene?

Does The Flash have a post-credits scene? Here's what DC fans should know heading into the film's theatrical release this weekend.
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.
Two versions of Barry Allen stand in the Batcave with Supergirl in The Flash.

The Flash’s ending, explained

Here's everything that happens at the end of The Flash, including its jaw-dropping, last-minute cameo.
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+.
Miles shooting his webs in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."

Across the Spider-Verse reveals a new, better future for comic book movies

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse offers a glimpse at a new, potentially better future for comic book movies.
Miles Morales stands in a bodega in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Across the Spider-Verse’s best cameo pays tribute to Miles Morales’ origins

Here's why one actor's cameo in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse means more than you think.
Miles Morales falls through a multiverse portal in "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’s ending, explained

Here's what happens at the end of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and how the film's closing moments set up its 2024 sequel.
Gwen Stacy stands next to Peter B. Parker in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Across the Spider-Verse’s ending sets up an Endgame-sized sequel

Here's how the ending of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sets up the film's potentially massive, Avengers: Endgame-sized sequel.
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.
Miles Morales soars through the air in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Does Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse have a post-credits scene?

Is there a post-credits scene in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse? Here's what fans should know ahead of the film's release this week.
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.
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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.
Rebecca Ferguson stands on a catwalk in Silo.

Silo isn’t afraid to kill its characters — and the show is better for it

The new Apple TV+ sci-fi thriller, Silo, has gotten off to a shockingly brutal start, with beloved characters killed off. That's what makes the series so good.
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.
A man talks to a woman in Hypnotic.

Hypnotic’s ending, explained

Here's everything that happens in Hypnotic's ending, including how the Robert Rodriguez-directed film sets up a potential sequel.
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.
Neon-colored and psychedelic promo art of David Haller for Legion season 3.

5 years ago, FX’s Legion used the multiverse better than the MCU ever has

In 2018, one standout episode of Legion season 2 managed to explore the multiverse more effectively than the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever has.
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.
The High Evolutionary stands up in a red-walled room in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 introduces Marvel’s best villain since Thanos

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 introduces Chukwudi Iwuji's The High Evolutionary, who already ranks as Marvel's best screen villain since Thanos.
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.
T'Challa, Captain America, and Black Widow stand in front of the Wakandan army in "Avengers: Infinity War."

Can the MCU ever pull off another Avengers: Infinity War cliffhanger ending?

Five years ago, 2018's Avengers: Infinity War pulled off the greatest cliffhanger in the history of the MCU. Can Marvel do it again in Phase Five?
Mateo and Rafael stand up in a courtroom with Della and Perry in the Perry Mason season 2 finale.

Perry Mason season 2’s ending, explained

Here's everything that happens in the bittersweet season 2 finale of HBO's Perry Mason.
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.
Bo-Katan holds up the Darksaber in The Mandalorian season 3 finale.

The Mandalorian season 3 finale gives the Star Wars series a much-needed reset

Here's how The Mandalorian season 3 finale puts the live-action Star Wars series back on track.