Movie Reviews

Read the latest movie reviews written by our contributors to help you determine what is worthy to see in theaters or at home.


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Aurora's Sunrise Review: A Glimmer of Light in a Story of War and Death

Aurora's Sunrise is a horrifying tale of genocide, survival, and hope.

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The Pod Generation Review: A Clever Premise Runs Out of Steam

Rachel (Emilia Clarke) and Alvy (Chiwetel Ejiofor) have a baby using an egg-shaped, artificial womb in near future New York City.

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Jules Review: Everyone Needs This Alien Bestie

A widower with dementia (Ben Kingsley) and his neighbors (Harriet Sansom Harris, Jane Curtin) help an injured alien (Jade Quon).

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The Last Voyage of the Demeter Review: No Surprises in Lifeless Vampire Flick

A doctor (Corey Hawkins) investigates brutal killings on an 1897 ship with mysterious cargo in The Last Voyage of the Demeter.

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Painkiller Review: Stellar Cast Ignites a Wicked Fever Dream About the Opioid Nightmare

Swift, sharp, and fierce, the Netflix miniseries packs a punch, and overcomes its occasional forced messaging.

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Mickey Hardaway Review: You Will Want to Experience This Bold Indie Film

Writer-director Marcellus Cox’s impressive debut film effectively captures the ripple effects of abuse and trauma.

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Mother Land Review: Gorgeous Stop-Motion Fantasy Adventure with Tons of Heart [Fantasia Festival]

A little girl and her brother must undertake a perilous journey in order to save their ailing mother, and ultimately their homeland, in Mother Land.

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Aporia Review: Judy Greer Shines in a Haunting Sci-Fi Portrait of Grief [Fantasia Festival]

In Aporia, a time travel element creates a ripple effect for one grieving woman and her family.

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Brother Review: A Searing Exploration of a Shattered Bond

Francis (Aaron Pierre) looks out for his younger brother, Michael (Lamar Johnson), as they grow up impoverished in Canada.

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Only Murders in the Building Season 3 Review: The Show’s Best Whodunit Yet

Meryl Streep, Paul Rudd, Jesse Williams, and Matthew Broderick feed a theatrical frenzy as the series hits a creative high note.

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Medusa Deluxe Review: One-Take Hairdressing Whodunit Has Style and Substance

Medusa Deluxe gives the murder mystery genre a bombastic and colorful update set in the competitive hairdressing world, seemingly in one long take.

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The Sacrifice Game Review: A Fun, Gory Thrill Ride Filled with Surprises [Fantasia Festival]

Two girls stuck at school for the holidays must survive an attack from a pack of murderous psychopaths in The Sacrifice Game.

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Late Night with the Devil Review: David Dastmalchian Shines in Creepy Possession Flick [Fantasia Festival]

The crew of a late night talk show get more than they bargained for in an attempt to boost their ratings on Halloween night.

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Passages Review: A Sexy Love Affair Makes Waves in Paris

Franz Rogowski, Ben Whishaw and Adèle Exarchopoulos star in Ira Sach's new love-triangle drama that subverts the expectations of romance films.

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LOLA Review: The Most Unique Found Footage Film in Years

LOLA, a sci-fi war romance in grainy black-and-white, is one of the most original and unique films to come along in a while.

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What Comes Around Review: A Nightmare Scenario for Parents

Utah teen Anna (Grace Van Dien) falls in love with a much older man online (Kyle Gallner) and invites him to meet her mother (Summer Phoenix).

Mob Land Review: A Poorly Realized Crime Thriller Stumbles

A drag strip racer (Shiloh Fernandez) and his brother-in-law (Kevin Dillon) pay the price for robbing a small town pill mill.

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A Compassionate Spy Review: A Different Take On Oppenheimer’s Manhattan Project

Director Steve James offers a fascinating look at Ted Hall, the physicist who decided to share U.S. nuclear secrets with the Soviets.

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The Passenger Review: A Gritty Blumhouse Ride Worth Taking

Kyle Gallner and Johnny Berchtold are captivating in this new hostage thriller from director Carter Smith.