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Game Night

Game Night

Game Night is a comedy that eventually wears you down until you give in to its charms. Its visuals are bombastic, its volume is cranked to Read More

Black Panther

Black Panther

Lest anyone assume that it was impossible for a studio like Marvel, relentlessly branded to the point that each film could be made via stencil, to Read More

Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

Four years and three films later, Fifty Shades is no longer a “phenomenon,” but rather a sputtering franchise that shattered any illusion of being taken seriously Read More

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

Mere days after he assumed office as Britain’s Prime Minister, Winston Churchill was confronted with the direst of circumstances. Hitler’s Nazi forces were seizing Paris, and Read More

Coco

Coco

Coco is a bright and wonderful trailblazer of a film, so it will seem ironic when I tell you that much of its charm is the Read More

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

“Lady Bird” is an invented name, the kind of self-appointed moniker we give ourselves in our would-be rebellious youth, when it seems like nothing is worse Read More

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok would be the best ever entry in the Thor franchise if not for its own trailer, which encapsulates slam-bang, hyper-stylized, Led Zeppelin-scored, rainbow-colored lunacy Read More

Woodshock

Woodshock

Woodshock is like a bad head trip – fuzzy, interminable, with fleeting moments of supposed clarity that ultimately amount to nothing. We follow along as the Read More

It

It

At long last, after years of development and a revolving door of potential directors, a big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s legendary It has finally arrived, amid Read More

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle is a film that approaches the true story of one woman’s fraught navigation through a lifetime of fractured and complex family dynamics with Read More

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

It would be reductive to refer to Atomic Blonde as simply a “Female James Bond.” The film is far more rough-and-tumble than that, and also more Read More

Rough Night

Rough Night

Rough Night is the first actually-funny comedy of the summer, but that’s not even its defining achievement. It is also the most gleefully transgressive comedy in Read More

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

If I told you that Wonder Woman was the best entry in the fledgling DC Extended Universe, you’d probably believe me. Not like that’s such a Read More

The Lovers

The Lovers

The Lovers is what happens when interesting filmmakers have interesting ideas that actually make no sense in reality. It takes an intriguing premise and then strains Read More

Baywatch

Baywatch

Raucous comedies are typically the transgressive lifeblood of the summer movie season, offering anarchic laughs as much-needed counterprogramming to the onslaught of effects-laden franchise entries. If Read More