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“Are we still talking about tennis?”: In Challengers, the answer is always “no.”

What Guadagnino spares in the bedroom, he gives us in spades on the court.

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Breathtaking in its brutality, Civil War shocks the American conscience

A visual and sonic marvel, Civil War forces American audiences to grapple with the horror of modern warfare brought to U.S. shores.

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Perfect Days (2024) muses on how to live

Even when reflecting on suffering, Perfect Days urges us that the sadness will pass and perfect days will come again soon.

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Bob Marley: One Love lacks the legend’s heart

While One Love excels in terms of casting, the larger plot faults make it a mediocre viewing experience at its absolute best.

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A Visually Stunning Epic, Dune: Part Two is a Testament to the Power of Cinema

Denis Villenueve’s direction unflinchingly embraces the film’s subtlety and tenderness as much as the major action sequences.

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Argylle is all style, little substance, and perhaps too much spycraft

Argylle tries to blend too many tones, genres, and narrative elements at once, and fails to achieve any of them

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For Native actors on the rise, Killers of the Flower Moon is a “career-maker”

Collins and Means are proud of their work and hope it can inspire both more films about Native Americans and more projects that feature Native actors.

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Poor Things is a philosophical odyssey draped in aesthetic allure

Rich with existential themes, the movie’s fantastical visuals contrast its serious moral propositions.

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The Boy and the Heron is Hayao Miyazaki’s triumphant swan song

Miyazaki's outdone himself one last time—The Boy and the Heron is a heart-wrenching, whimsical, and brilliant tale of grief and resilience.

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With a knockout cast and screenplay, The Iron Claw tackles American entertainment head-on

The real villain of Durkin’s tale is not Fritz or the NWA, but what they symbolize: A hyper-masculine ideology that pushes boys and men to the brink, making perfect fodder for the American entertainment industry.

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Boys in the Boat brings a Depression-era underdog story to the sport of rowing

The team's underdog status brings a sweetness to the film that is just enough to make you forget that you don’t know most of the rowers’ names.

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Dolls and desires: Unraveling the layers of girlhood in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla

Sofia Coppola's adaptation of Priscilla Presley's memoir exposes the glamorized lures of love and belonging that infiltrated her girlhood.

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In her visually stunning thriller Saltburn, Emerald Fennell boldly interrogates facade

Saltburn is a stirring investigation of external beauty and the insidiousness that foments beneath it.

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Killers of the Flower Moon exploits Osage suffering for shock value

Killers illuminates an overlooked history, but ultimately, the film still sees a white director prioritizing the perspective of a white perpetrator.

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Anatomy of a Fall is an autopsy of a marriage story

Anatomy of a Fall starts like a murder mystery, but gradually it discloses the more intimate, painful details of a family.

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Saw X brings you grotesque gore in 4k, but falls slightly flat 

Fan or not, Saw X will make you absolutely squirm in your seats, especially if you can handle it in 4K.

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Dumb Money is a smart movie about the stock market and the power of Reddit

If you mix up Jimmy Buffett and Warren Buffett, or if you’re simply in the mood for a good underdog story, Dumb Money will be right up your alley.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 is a sincere tribute to Greece, family, and Windex

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 retains the charm and character of the first two films, while diving deeper into the darker themes of grief and belonging. 

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Bottoms: In defense of “ugly, untalented gays”

Brought to life with a hearty dose of queer teen drama, hilarious antics, and endless quotable lines, Bottoms is sure to become an instant classic.

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Barbie: A hot pink return to monoculture

This summer, however, pink has dominated in both the box office and the zeitgeist—so much so that it may have temporarily revived the Anglo-American monoculture.