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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+.
Ethan, Harper, Daphne, and Cameron walk out of their resort together in The White Lotus Season 2.

The White Lotus season 2 review: A trip worth taking

The White Lotus season 2 is a messy, sexy follow-up to the comedy series' first season. It premieres Sunday, October 30 on HBO.
Elizabeth Banks wears sunglasses in a car in Call Jane.

Call Jane review: A rousing, relevant drama

Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver lead director Phyllis Nagy's rousing new drama, Call Jane. It hits theaters on Friday, October 28.
Anthony Hopkins and Banks Repeta sit on a park bench together in Armageddon Time.

Armageddon Time review: A gorgeous but empty memoir

Director James Gray's new film, Armageddon Time, is a meticulously crafted but thematically empty drama. It hits theaters on Friday, October 28.
Sophie Kauer holds a cello in Todd Field's TAR.

Sophie Kauer on working with Cate Blanchett and mastering music in TÁR

TÁR star Sophie Kauer recently opened up to Digital Trends about what it was like making her film debut opposite Cate Blanchett in the acclaimed new drama.
Frankie Corio sits on a couch with a sleeping Paul Mescal in A24's Aftersun.

Aftersun review: a tender, heart-wrenching memory piece

Paul Mescal gives a captivating lead performance in Charlotte Wells' moving feature directorial debut, Aftersun. The A24 film hits theaters on October 21.
Julia Roberts smiles while looking at George Clooney in Ticket to Paradise.

Ticket to Paradise review: A bubbly, old-school star vehicle

George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite in Ticket to Paradise, a charming rom-com that feels like it belongs to a bygone era. It hits theaters on October 21.
Colin Farrell looks through a window at Brendan Gleeson in The Banshees of Inisherin.

The Banshees of Inisherin review: The best breakup film of the year

The Banshees of Inisherin features two career-best performances from Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.
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.
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.
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.
Kids sit at a table in The Midnight Club.

The ending of The Midnight Club season 1 explained

Here's what Mike Flanagan fans should know about the ending of Netflix's The Midnight Club and how its season 1 finale changes one character's role in the show.
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.
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.
Carla Gugino glances to the side in Gerald's Game.

5 underrated Stephen King movies you need to watch

In conjunction with the Netflix premiere of Mr. Harrigan's Phone, here are five underrated Stephen King movies that fans of the author's work should seek out.
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.
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.