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Jim Gaffigan wears a space suit while standing next to Rhea Seehorn in Linoleum.

Linoleum review: a delicate, quietly moving sci-fi adventure

Jim Gaffigan plays two different characters in writer-director Colin West's quirky new sci-fi dramedy, Linoleum. The film is now playing in theaters.
Christoph Waltz stands at the top of a staircase in The Consultant.

The Consultant review: a darkly comic, disappointing thriller

The Consultant is a stylish but disappointing new workplace thriller. The Christoph Waltz-led series is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Billy Crudup stands near a Brightside poster in Hello Tomorrow.

Hello Tomorrow! review: a trivial retrofuturistic dramedy

Hello Tomorrow! is a charming, if shallow, retrofuturistic sci-fi dramedy series. Its first three episodes are available to stream now on Apple TV+.
Julianne Moore sits next to Justice Smith in Sharper.

Sharper review: the art of conning a con man

Sharper is a slick and stylish, but flawed con man thriller. The Sebastian Stan and Julianne Moore-led film premieres Friday, February 17 on Apple TV+.
Channing Tatum and Kylie Shea stand in the rain in Magic Mike's Last Dance.

Magic Mike’s Last Dance’s ending explained

Here's what happens at the end of Magic Mike's Last Dance. The Channing Tatum and Salma Hayek Pinault-led film is now playing in theaters.
Salma Hayek Pinault dances with Channing Tatum in Magic Mike's Last Dance.

Magic Mike’s Last Dance review: a slight but stylish fantasy

Magic Mike's Last Dance sends its franchise out on a fun, if slight, note. The Salma Hayek Pinault and Channing Tatum-led film is now playing in theaters.
Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, and Lily Tomlin all stand near metal detectors in 80 for Brady.

80 for Brady review: a major comedic and dramatic fumble

80 for Brady is a creative misfire that fails to make the most out of its immensely talented leads. The film is now playing in theaters nationwide.
Melvil Poupaud, Camille Leban Martins, and Léa Seydoux lean on a railing together in One Fine Morning.

One Fine Morning review: a gentle, affecting character study

Léa Seydoux gives a quietly heartbreaking performance in One Fine Morning. The affecting new drama from Mia Hansen-Løve is now playing in theaters.
Gabi looks at James in a pool in Infinity Pool.

Infinity Pool’s ending explained

Here's what happens at the end of the trippy new horror movie, Infinity Pool. The Mia Goth and Alexander Skarsgård-led film is now playing in theaters.
Jason Segel stands near a house in Shrinking.

Shrinking review: 2023’s first great ensemble comedy

Shrinking stars Harrison Ford and Jason Segel as a pair of diametrically opposed therapists. The endearing new comedy series premieres January 27 on Apple TV+.
Natasha Lyonne wears a trucker hat and sunglasses in Poker Face.

Poker Face review: a charming ode to a bygone TV era

Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne's Poker Face offers a clever twist on the classic TV detective format. It premieres January 26 on Peacock.
Vox Machina stands together in front of an archway in The Legend of Vox Machina Season 2.

The Legend of Vox Machina season 2 review: bigger and bolder

The Legend of Vox Machina season 2 is bolder and more rewarding than the show's debut run. The Critical Role-inspired series returns January 20 on Amazon Prime.
Hugh Jackman stands behind Zen McGrath and Laura Dern in The Son.

The Son review: an emotionally manipulative family drama

Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern turn in standout performances in Florian Zeller's emotionally manipulative new drama, The Son. The film hits theaters on January 20.
Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey crouch behind a glass case together in The Last of Us.

The Last of Us review: HBO breaks Hollywood’s video game curse

The Last of Us is an engaging, occasionally magnificent video game adaptation. The post-apocalyptic drama premieres Sunday, January 15 on HBO.
Tom Hanks holds a cat in A Man Called Otto.

A Man Called Otto review: Tom Hanks anchors a sweet drama

Tom Hanks brings his usual charisma to the new family drama A Man Called Otto. The film is set to be released nationwide on Friday, January 13.
M3GAN stands still while wearing a brown overcoat.

M3GAN review: a silly, self-aware horror comedy

M3GAN is a flawed, but mostly successful horror comedy thriller. The film is now playing in theaters.
A killer doll walks down a hallway in "M3GAN."

M3GAN’s ending explained

Here's everything that happens at the end of the new horror comedy film, M3GAN, as well as how its final moments set up a potential sequel.
Christian Bale stands near a river in The Pale Blue Eye.

The Pale Blue Eye review: an unpredictable gothic thriller

Harry Melling steals the show as Edgar Allan Poe in Scott Cooper's spooky gothic thriller, The Pale Blue Eye. The film premieres Friday, January 6 on Netflix.
The Gladney family stands together in Netflix's White Noise.

White Noise review: bold, strange, and disappointing

Noah Baumbach's White Noise is a bold but deeply flawed adaptation of Don DeLillo's classic 1985 novel of the same name. The film is streaming now on Netflix.
Harrison Ford looks weary on a plane in Indiana Jones 5.

10 most anticipated movies of 2023

From Indiana Jones 5 to Barbie and Mission: Impossible 7, here are the 10 most exciting movies that are set to hit theaters in 2023.
Song Kang-ho operates a sewing machine in Broker.

Broker review: A tender, affecting family drama

Parasite star Song Kang-ho stars in director Hirokazu Kore-eda's moving new South Korean drama, Broker. The film hits theaters on Monday, December 26.
Margot Robbie dances with Diego Calva in Babylon.

Babylon review: the magic and misery of the movies

Damien Chazelle's Babylon is a sprawling, ambitious Hollywood epic. The film, which stars Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, hits theaters on December 23.
Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren lean against a fence together in 1923.

1923 review: an unremarkable Yellowstone prequel

Despite starring both Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren, the new Yellowstone prequel series, 1923, is already shaping up to be a forgettable drama.
Micheal Ward and Olivia Colman look up at fireworks in Empire of Light.

Empire of Light review: A lackluster ode to the movies

Empire of Light is an ode to the movies that neither inspires nor rivets. It hits theaters on Friday, December 9.
Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo-sung walk next to each other in Hunt.

Hunt review: a confusing, but engaging spy thriller

Director Lee Jung-jae's Hunt is a thrilling, if occasionally confusing South Korean spy thriller. It is now playing in movie theaters and available on demand.
Maren and Less press their heads together in Bones and All.

Bones and All review: A cannibal lovers movie with no heart

Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell lead director Luca Guadagnino's achingly romantic, occasionally horrifying new drama, Bones and All.
The diners all stand outside together in The Menu.

The Menu review: an unpredictable and viciously funny thriller

Starring Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor-Joy, The Menu is an unpredictable, often viciously funny thriller that skewers the wealthy elite and foodie culture.
The cast of 1899 pose for the camera with the sun setting behind them.

The ending of 1899 season 1 explained

1899's season 1 finale delivers several major twists. Here's how the episode simultaneously explains everything that came before it and sets up a second season.
Two men and a woman look away in 1899.

1899 review: an engrossing, yet frustrating sci-fi Netflix series

Netflix's 1899 is an involving and visually stunning, but often narratively frustrating sci-fi drama.
Florence Pugh stands near a makeshift graveyard in The Wonder.

The Wonder review: Florence Pugh shines in an Irish gothic mystery

Florence Pugh gives one of her best performances to date in Sebastián Lelio's new gothic mystery, The Wonder. The film premieres November 16 on Netflix.
Emily Blunt stands near a burning house in The English.

The English review: an occasionally transcendent Western

The English is an occasionally transfixing Western that's elevated by Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer's performances.
Harry Styles and Emma Corrin stand in a crowd together in My Policeman.

My Policeman review: an introspective, static drama

My Policeman is an introspective drama that is undercut by Emma Corrin and Harry Styles' disappointing performances. The film is streaming now on Prime Video.
Randall Park holds a phone to his ear in Netflix's Blockbuster.

Blockbuster review: Netflix takes a tedious victory lap

Blockbuster is a half-hearted new sitcom from the very streaming service that killed Blockbuster. Its first season premieres Thursday, November 3 on Netflix.
causeway review jennifer lawrence looking out a bus window in

Causeway review: a moving drama that doesn’t go deep enough

Causeway is a modest drama that's lifted up by Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry's deeply felt performances. It premieres Friday, November 4 on Apple TV+.