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The Family Superhero Flick 'Secret Headquarters' Is Surprisingly Old-Fashioned Sweet Fun


Review: Gen Z Takes A Beating From The Whodunit Hands of A24's 'Bodies Bodies Bodies'


Fantasia Review: Carter Smith's 'Swallowed' Digs Deep Into The Dark Nooks Of Queer-Horror


Fantasia Review: 'Skinamarink' Is Gonna Scare You Right Back To The Dark Ages


Review: Alice Krige's Incandescent Face Lights Up The Folk Horror Woods With 'She Will'


Review: Lesley Manville Sparkles As A Cinderella Senior In 'Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris'


Review: 'Flux Gourmet' Turns an Extended Fart Joke into an Empathetic Treatise on Loneliness and the Power of Art


Tribeca Review: 'PEN15' Star Anna Konkle Puts The Boom In Baby Boom With The Dark Comedy 'The Drop'


Now on Digital: Irish Horror Gains Another Unsettling Classic with 'You Are Not My Mother'


Tribeca Review: Mythic WTF Weirdness Abounds In The Surreal Freak-Out 'A Wounded Fawn'


Tribeca Review: Penelope Cruz And Antonio Banderas Devour The Art-House In The Frantically Funny 'Official Competition'


Tribeca Review: The Mustache Unmakes The Man In The Unsettlingly Sparse 'The Integrity Of Joseph Chambers'


Tribeca Review: How Hungry We Are For Horror, And Here's 'Family Dinner' To Fill Us Up


Review: 'Jurassic World: Dominion' Is Like a Raptor Claw Across the Belly


Review: 'Fire Island''s Big Heart And Speedos Bulge With Rom-Com Magic


Review: Maika Monroe And Karl Glusman Make For Gorgeous Things To Watch In 'Watcher'


Review: Terence Davies' 'Benediction' Brings Us The Life, Loves, And Losses Of The Gay Poet Siegfried Sassoon


Review: Samara Weaving and Eugenio Derbez Give Us A Surprise Sweet Little Winner With 'The Valet'


Review: 'Downton Abbey' Might Have Found 'A New Era' But It's Blessedly Just More Of The Same Ol' Frothy Business


Review: 'Hatching' Is A Finnish Fairy Tale Of Most Fowl Play


Cry Valhalla: 'The Northman' Is Here To Whisper-Scream Us Tales Of Gore


Netflix's Latest Horror 'Choose or Die' Is 'The Oregon Trail' For Sadists


Sandra Bullock & Channing Tatum Coast Their Myriad Movie-Star Charms Across 'The Lost City'


A Terrific Sandra Oh Elevates 'Umma' To Almost 'Elevated Horror' But The 'Horror' Part Keeps Dragging It Down


Review: Ti West's 'X' Marks The Spot, Sweet And Sticky And Red, Oh So Red


'Pink Flamingos' At 50: John Waters' Cult Classic Celebrates Half A Century Of Unparalleled Filth


Review: 'The Adam Project' Is All Sound And Atoms, Signifying Nothing


F.W. Murnau's Silent Horror Classic 'Nosferatu' Turns 100


Review: Franz Rogowski Puts The Great In The Gay Prison Drama 'Great Freedom'


Now on Hulu: Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones Put The 'Meat' In 'Meet Cute' With The Horror Rom-Com 'Fresh'


Review: Werewolf Chiller 'The Cursed' Trades Its Soul For Fool's Gold


Who's a Good Boy? Channing Tatum's a Good Boy With His Just-Shaggy-Enough Star Vehicle 'Dog'


The Y.A. Adaptation 'The Sky Is Everywhere' Is A Lot Of Flower, Not Enough Power


Review: Paul Thomas Anderson's Messy And Chaotic 'Licorice Pizza' Is The Stuff Of Life Itself


Roland Emmerich's 'Moonfall' Is Soft-Cheese Gibberish Stew


Review: Finnish Oscar Submission 'Compartment No 6' Is A Stirring Little Anti-Romance On Rails


Sundance Review: 'You Won't Be Alone' Is A Fine Folk-Horror 'Orlando' Made For Poetry Majors And Gore-Hounds Alike


Sundance Review: Pop The Champagne Because Bill Nighy's Giving The Performance Of His Life in 'Living'


Sundance Review: 'Brian and Charles' Is A Lo-Fi Franken-Comedy Bursting With Goofball Charm


Review: Asghar Farhadi's Got Another Devastating Fable Of Human Failings For Us With His Latest Greatness, 'A Hero'


Review: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Fresh ‘Scream’


Review: The Ol' Blind-Girl-in-Jeopardy Genre Gets New Juice With The Atmospheric & Terrific 'See For Me'


Review: Simon Rex Kicks Us Deep In The Crotch of Texas With Sean Baker's Fearless And Funny 'Red Rocket'


Review: Paolo Sorrentino Scores An Almighty Goal With His Gorgeous And Aching Neopolitan Bildungsroman 'The Hand Of God'


Spielberg's 'West Side Story' Gives Us Something To Sing About


Review: Every Moment Matters In Lin-Manuel Miranda's Triumphant "Tick, Tick... Boom!"


The Graceful 'Mothering Sunday' Gives Romance to the Ghosts


Review: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Is a Slimy, Soulless Disaster


Review: Kenneth Branagh's Autobiographical "Belfast" Is His Best Movie in Years


Review: The Always-Welcome Barbara Hershey Helps Geriatric Horror 'The Manor' Feel Like a '70s TV Movie Flashback


Review: 'The Many Saints of Newark' Is An Excellent Reminder Of What A Good Show 'The Sopranos' Was


Now on Netflix: Jake Gyllenhaal is on Fire, Again, in 'The Guilty'


Review: There Is An Idea Of 'Dear Evan Hansen,'' Some Kind of Abstraction. But There is No Real 'Dear Evan Hansen' - Only An Entity, Something Illusory


TIFF 2021 Review: The Vampire Tale 'Kicking Blood' Offers Fresh Life to Old Addiction Metaphors


Review: Pablo Larraín's "Ema" Is An Aggressive Slap Of Cinema, Meant To Put Some Color In Our Cheeks


Review: 'Dating & New York' Suffocates Both In Fairy Dust


Now Streaming: Can 'No Man Of God' Make The Case For More Ted Bundy Movies?


Rebecca Hall Lights Up 'The Night House,' Two Stories Tall With Scares


Review: Here Lay Neill Blomkamp's 'Demonic,' D.O.A. Dumpster Fire


Review: 'Don't Breathe 2' Had Me Gagging, But Not In The Good Way


Review: 'Old' Is M. Night Shyamalan At His Best And Worst


Friends, Forever: How Call Me By Your Name And Luca Can Make Us All Happy And Gay


Now on Disney+: 'Luca' Is Pixar's Best Film in Years


Now On Demand: Patrick Fugit Anchors The Often Suffocatingly Sad Vampire Tale 'My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To'


Review: 'Censor' Scores An R (For Rad) Rating


Now on Shudder: George A. Romero's Lost Film 'The Amusement Park' Is Here To Terrorize Us To Death, And Ever After


Review: "Plan B" Should Be Your Plan A For This Weekend


Review: Toni Collette And Her 'Dream Horse' Deliver A Feel-Good Filly Tale


Now on Hulu: Spoiler Review: ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ Makes Us Wonder Are The Straights Okay?


Review: 'Monday' Makes Us Manic For The Fun Days


Review: The Psychedelic Freak-Out Folk-Horror of Ben Wheatley's 'In the Earth'


HBO's 'Exterminate All The Brutes' Looks Head-On At History's Scars


Review: Gay Coming-of-Age Drama 'Moffie' Is An Epitaph, One Among Many, From The Tragedy Of Apartheid


Review: 'Mapplethorpe' Bigger, Longer, and Director's Cut


Review: 'Godzilla vs Kong' Made My Inner Child Feel Ten Stories Tall


Review: Lions, Tigers, and Laughs Oh My -- 'Coming 2 America' Takes Us Back 2 Africa


Review: Like A Mallet To The Forehead, These Are The 'Tom And Jerry' Of Our Times


Now on VOD: Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci Light Up The Sky in 'Supernova'


Review: 'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar' Is A Goofy Pastel Paradise


Review: 'Prisoners of the Ghostland' Makes Nicolas Cage (And Us) a Prisoner of His Schtick


Review: 'A Glitch in the Matrix' Ponders The Really Real, Like Whoa


Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Jonathan Majors


In Defense Of Harper, The Apparent Monster of ‘Happiest Season’


Now On Netflix: 'Mank' Is The Shadow of a Shadow of Another's Person's Dream


'Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square' May Be More Than The World Deserves