Movie Reviews Editor's Picks

  • One Night in Miami Review

    2020 gave us several powerful movies about the black experience, and few were more thought-provoking than One Night in Miami.

    2020 gave us several powerful movies about the black experience, and few were more thought-provoking than One Night in Miami.
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  • Sound of Metal Review

    Sound of Metal may be the best movie about the deaf experience since Children of a Lesser God.

    Sound of Metal may be the best movie about the deaf experience since Children of a Lesser God.
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  • Midsommar Review

    Just as the sun rarely sets in this place, Midsommar wears its audience down like they’ve been strapped under a giant heat lamp.

    Just as the sun rarely sets in this place, Midsommar wears its audience down like they’ve been strapped under a giant heat lamp.
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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home Review

    After the marathon that was Avengers: Endgame, it’s only appropriate that the following addition to the MCU would be a laidback vacation. At least that’s what Peter Parker is looking for in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

    After the marathon that was Avengers: Endgame, it’s only appropriate that the following addition to the MCU would be a laidback vacation. At least that’s what Peter Parker is looking for in Spider-Man: Far From Home.
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Action Movie Reviews

  • Violent Night Review

    For those always on the lookout for alternative Christmas movies, Violent Night is just the right mix of naughty and nice, but plan on receiving more of a former.

    For those always on the lookout for alternative Christmas movies, Violent Night is just the right mix of naughty and nice, but plan on receiving more of a former.
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  • Black Adam Review

    Somewhere between the lighthearted fun of Shazam! and the gritty slow motion of Zack Snyder, you have Black Adam.

    Somewhere between the lighthearted fun of Shazam! and the gritty slow motion of Zack Snyder, you have Black Adam.
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  • Bullet Train Review

    While not as game-changing as John Wick or as consistently hilarious as Deadpool 2, Bullet Train beams with the kinetic energy and sly personality we’ve come to anticipate from Leitch.

    While not as game-changing as John Wick or as consistently hilarious as Deadpool 2, Bullet Train beams with the kinetic energy and sly personality we’ve come to anticipate from Leitch.
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  • Thor: Love and Thunder Review

    Thor: Love and Thunder might not be Ragnarok, but it does solidify Waititi as the most fitting director for this character.

    Thor: Love and Thunder might not be Ragnarok, but it does solidify Waititi as the most fitting director for this character.
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Adventure Movie Reviews

  • Strange World Review

    Even if it’s not Indiana Jones, it’s hard not to be impressed with Strange World.

    Even if it’s not Indiana Jones, it’s hard not to be impressed with Strange World.
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  • Black Adam Review

    Somewhere between the lighthearted fun of Shazam! and the gritty slow motion of Zack Snyder, you have Black Adam.

    Somewhere between the lighthearted fun of Shazam! and the gritty slow motion of Zack Snyder, you have Black Adam.
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  • The Railway Children Return Review

    We live in an era of legacy sequels. The Railway Children Return (or Railway Children as it’s being marketed in some areas) is among the more expected.

    We live in an era of legacy sequels. The Railway Children Return (or Railway Children as it’s being marketed in some areas) is among the more expected.
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  • Pinocchio Review

    Like most Disney remakes, Pinocchio is too comfortable repeating its predecessor.

    Like most Disney remakes, Pinocchio is too comfortable repeating its predecessor.
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Drama Movie Reviews

  • Empire of Light Review

    Empire of Light strives to be a love letter to cinema, but it also tries to be more. The film attempts to tackle challenging subjects like racism and mental health, which writer/director Sam Mendes doesn’t seem like the best-equipped person to address.

    Empire of Light strives to be a love letter to cinema, but it also tries to be more. The film attempts to tackle challenging subjects like racism and mental health, which writer/director Sam Mendes doesn’t seem like the best-equipped person to address.
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  • Spoiler Alert Review

    Even if Spoiler Alert doesn’t strike every target it aims for, the film has more hits than misses.

    Even if Spoiler Alert doesn’t strike every target it aims for, the film has more hits than misses.
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  • Bones and All Review

    Some will call Bones and All grotesque. Others will call it grotesquely romantic.

    Some will call Bones and All grotesque. Others will call it grotesquely romantic.
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  • The Fabelmans Review

    The Fabelmans is the most autobiographical film Spielberg has ever made.

    The Fabelmans is the most autobiographical film Spielberg has ever made.
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Comedy Movie Reviews

  • Spoiler Alert Review

    Even if Spoiler Alert doesn’t strike every target it aims for, the film has more hits than misses.

    Even if Spoiler Alert doesn’t strike every target it aims for, the film has more hits than misses.
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  • Violent Night Review

    For those always on the lookout for alternative Christmas movies, Violent Night is just the right mix of naughty and nice, but plan on receiving more of a former.

    For those always on the lookout for alternative Christmas movies, Violent Night is just the right mix of naughty and nice, but plan on receiving more of a former.
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  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Review

    Whether Glass Onion leaves you feeling like a master detective or an amateur sleuth, the ride is always fun.

    Whether Glass Onion leaves you feeling like a master detective or an amateur sleuth, the ride is always fun.
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  • The Menu Review

    The Menu bites into everything wrong with avant-garde eateries.

    The Menu bites into everything wrong with avant-garde eateries.
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Sci-fi Movie Reviews

  • Strange World Review

    Even if it’s not Indiana Jones, it’s hard not to be impressed with Strange World.

    Even if it’s not Indiana Jones, it’s hard not to be impressed with Strange World.
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  • Nope Review

    Jordan Peele’s Nope is a cinematic spectacle in the spirit of Spielberg’s Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Jurassic Park.

    Jordan Peele’s Nope is a cinematic spectacle in the spirit of Spielberg’s Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Jurassic Park.
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  • Jurassic World Dominion Review

    There’s enough in Jurassic World Dominion to hold your interest for two hours. That said, at 146 minutes, the film is about 25 minutes too long

    There’s enough in Jurassic World Dominion to hold your interest for two hours. That said, at 146 minutes, the film is about 25 minutes too long
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  • Crimes of the Future Review

    Crimes of the Future has Cronenberg’s surreal stamp, but it lacks interesting enough characters and ideas to justify its sluggish pace or underwhelming resolution.

    Crimes of the Future has Cronenberg’s surreal stamp, but it lacks interesting enough characters and ideas to justify its sluggish pace or underwhelming resolution.
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    How can someone call themselves a fan of Cronenberg and then be at a loss as to what he's doing here? Crimes of the Future not only continues his decade-long fascination with the human body and its complicated relationship with technology, sex and violence, but it finds Cronenberg at his most political, self-reflexive and comedic. The film is filled with fascinating ideas and images and this review refuses to engage with any of them. It's particularly telling that the one image the reviewer highlights (the ear-covered man) is mocked by the characters in the movie for being too obvious and on the nose. But I guess the reviewer missed that. It's also mind-boggling to see Mortensen's physicality be compared to that of a man half his age when he is dragging his feet, coughing, crouching in corners and struggling to eat for the entire movie. What film did the reviewer even watch??? This is one of the worst reviews I've read in years. Watch the film again.
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Fantasy Movie Reviews

  • Black Adam Review

    Somewhere between the lighthearted fun of Shazam! and the gritty slow motion of Zack Snyder, you have Black Adam.

    Somewhere between the lighthearted fun of Shazam! and the gritty slow motion of Zack Snyder, you have Black Adam.
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  • Pinocchio Review

    Like most Disney remakes, Pinocchio is too comfortable repeating its predecessor.

    Like most Disney remakes, Pinocchio is too comfortable repeating its predecessor.
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  • Three Thousand Years of Longing Review

    Three Thousand Years of Longing is an admirable effort, but the premise doesn’t quite reach its potential.

    Three Thousand Years of Longing is an admirable effort, but the premise doesn’t quite reach its potential.
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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Review

    There’s one word to describe Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and it’s “delightful.”

    There’s one word to describe Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and it’s “delightful.”
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Thriller Movie Reviews

  • Halloween Ends Review

    Halloween Ends tries shaking up a familiar formula, but after a while, it feels like director David Gordon Green and company have run out of ideas.

    Halloween Ends tries shaking up a familiar formula, but after a while, it feels like director David Gordon Green and company have run out of ideas.
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  • Pearl Review

    Although visually quite different, Pearl and X are thematically intertwined.

    Although visually quite different, Pearl and X are thematically intertwined.
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  • Don't Worry Darling Review

    Don’t Worry Darling is a commendable picture. It could’ve been a great one, however.

    Don’t Worry Darling is a commendable picture. It could’ve been a great one, however.
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  • Barbarian Review

    Although Barbarian is darkly comedic, it avoids becoming a satire of itself like the Scream sequels.

    Although Barbarian is darkly comedic, it avoids becoming a satire of itself like the Scream sequels.
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Crime Movie Reviews

  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Review

    Whether Glass Onion leaves you feeling like a master detective or an amateur sleuth, the ride is always fun.

    Whether Glass Onion leaves you feeling like a master detective or an amateur sleuth, the ride is always fun.
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  • Amsterdam Review

    Amsterdam wants to be a murder mystery, a conspiracy caper, a buddy comedy, a war picture, an alternate history movie, and a commentary on political corruption. While its ambition is admirable, the execution isn’t especially fresh or fun.

    Amsterdam wants to be a murder mystery, a conspiracy caper, a buddy comedy, a war picture, an alternate history movie, and a commentary on political corruption. While its ambition is admirable, the execution isn’t especially fresh or fun.
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  • See How They Run Review

    Like Knives Out, See How They Run plays with the conventions of the murder mystery genre, but it takes a more meta approach.

    Like Knives Out, See How They Run plays with the conventions of the murder mystery genre, but it takes a more meta approach.
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  • Breaking Review

    Director Abi Damaris Corbin doesn’t infuse Breaking with an abundance of style, which is fitting given the central character.

    Director Abi Damaris Corbin doesn’t infuse Breaking with an abundance of style, which is fitting given the central character.
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Animation Movie Reviews

  • Strange World Review

    Even if it’s not Indiana Jones, it’s hard not to be impressed with Strange World.

    Even if it’s not Indiana Jones, it’s hard not to be impressed with Strange World.
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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On Review

    There’s one word to describe Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and it’s “delightful.”

    There’s one word to describe Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, and it’s “delightful.”
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  • The Bob's Burgers Movie Review

    The Bob’s Burgers Movie seasons the comedy, excitement, and even the heart of its TV counterpart.

    The Bob’s Burgers Movie seasons the comedy, excitement, and even the heart of its TV counterpart.
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  • Luca Review

    If Soul was Pixar’s Spirited Away, then Luca is the studio’s Porco Rosso.

    If Soul was Pixar’s Spirited Away, then Luca is the studio’s Porco Rosso.
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Horror Movie Reviews

  • Bones and All Review

    Some will call Bones and All grotesque. Others will call it grotesquely romantic.

    Some will call Bones and All grotesque. Others will call it grotesquely romantic.
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  • The Menu Review

    The Menu bites into everything wrong with avant-garde eateries.

    The Menu bites into everything wrong with avant-garde eateries.
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  • Halloween Ends Review

    Halloween Ends tries shaking up a familiar formula, but after a while, it feels like director David Gordon Green and company have run out of ideas.

    Halloween Ends tries shaking up a familiar formula, but after a while, it feels like director David Gordon Green and company have run out of ideas.
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  • Pearl Review

    Although visually quite different, Pearl and X are thematically intertwined.

    Although visually quite different, Pearl and X are thematically intertwined.
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