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Critics Consensus: Led by an outstanding Thandiwe Newton, God's Country rewards patient viewers with a slow-burning but ultimately explosive story of inexorable conflict.
When a college professor in the remote mountains of the American West confronts two hunters she catches trespassing on her... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Smartly creepy, You Are Not My Mother engages with a number of thought-provoking themes without sacrificing chills.
It's the week before Halloween. Char's bedridden mother, Angela, has mysteriously gone missing. All that remains is her abandoned car... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and wildly creative, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent presents Nicolas Cage in peak gonzo form -- and he's matched by Pedro Pascal's scene-stealing performance.
Nicolas Cage stars as... Nick Cage in the action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Although She Said struggles to add cinematic flair to its fact-based story, it remains a worthy, well-acted tribute to journalistic integrity.
Two-time Academy Award® nominee Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman, An Education) and Zoe Kazan (The Plot Against America limited series,... [More]
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Critics Consensus: The atmosphere's absorbing and the story is fascinating, but The Wonder of this period drama really lies in Florence Pugh's remarkable performance.
The Irish Midlands, 1862 -- a young girl stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Montana Story takes a gut-wrenching look at family trauma, brought brilliantly to life by Haley Lu Richardson and Owen Teague.
From the acclaimed writer/directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel (What Maisie Knew, The Deep End) comes a neo-Western with an... [More]
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Critics Consensus: My Father's Dragon will soar particularly high with very young viewers, but this animated adventure has something to offer audiences of all ages.
Struggling to cope after a move to the city with his mother, Elmer runs away in search of Wild Island... [More]
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Critics Consensus: A touching dramedy that wears its heart proudly on its sleeve, Cha Cha Real Smooth further affirms writer-director-star Cooper Raiff as a talent to watch.
Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew is stuck back at home with... [More]
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Critics Consensus: While Downton Abbey's frothiness comes close to curdling, A New Era's familiar comforts will please longtime fans.
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Steadily helmed by director Ron Howard, Thirteen Lives offers an incomplete but still gripping dramatization of an incredible true story.
Thirteen Lives recounts the incredible true story of the tremendous global effort to rescue a Thai soccer team who become... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Although its subject matter may be hard to stomach, Bones and All proves a deeply romantic and thought-provoking treat.
BONES AND ALL is a story of first love between Maren, a young woman learning how to survive on the... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Causeway takes a powerfully subdued look at the lingering effects of trauma, led by gripping performances from Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry.
"Causeway" is an intimate portrait of a soldier struggling to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans.... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Led by a stellar performance from Mark Rylance, The Phantom of the Open turns a stranger-than-fiction true story into crowd-pleasing entertainment.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the heartwarming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist.... [More]
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Critics Consensus: With a stellar cast playing well-rounded characters, I Want You Back is the rare rom-com that delivers its romance as capably as its comedy.
Peter (Charlie Day) and Emma (Jenny Slate) are total strangers, but when they meet, one thing instantly bonds them: they... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89985%
Critics Consensus: Shorter on wacky hijinks but still very funny, Confess, Fletch is a showcase for Jon Hamm's comedic chops that revives this long-dormant franchise with style.
In this delightful comedy romp, Jon Hamm stars as the roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch, who becomes the prime... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Resting its slowly twisting tale on a magnetic Andrea Riseborough performance, Here Before is a solidly unsettling effort from debuting writer-director Stacey Gregg.
When a new family moves in next door, their young daughter, Megan, quickly captivates Laura, stirring up painful memories of... [More]
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Critics Consensus: More unsettling than truly scary, She Will casts a thoughtful, hypnotic spell made even stronger by its restrained approach and some strong performances.
An aging film star retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse to recover from surgery. While there, mysterious forces... [More]
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Critics Consensus: A coming-of-age story with a uniquely crowd-pleasing touch, Marvelous and the Black Hole transcends its familiar story with fresh direction and charming performances.
A teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a surly magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional... [More]
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Critics Consensus: With thought-provoking themes lurking beneath its absurd premise, Glorious is a brightly blood-spattered genre treat from director Rebekah McKendry.
A heartbroken man finds himself trapped in a bathroom with a strange voice who says he may be the only... [More]
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Critics Consensus: If it isn't the most convincing love story, 7 Days remains a well-acted rom-com with a fresh perspective and some strong ideas.
Set up on a pre-arranged date by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi and Rita seemingly have nothing in common. The... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Even if its ambitions are occasionally unwieldy, Good Madam offers effectively slow-burning horror anchored by thought-provoking themes.
Tsidi, a single mother, is forced to move in with her estranged mother Mavis, a live-in domestic worker caring obsessively... [More]
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Critics Consensus: A grim, gritty, and gripping super-noir, The Batman ranks among the Dark Knight's bleakest -- and most thrillingly ambitious -- live-action outings.
Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Uneven yet ultimately hard to resist, Joe Wright's Cyrano puts a well-acted musical spin on the oft-adapted classic tale.
Award-winning director Joe Wright envelops moviegoers in a symphony of emotions with music, romance, and beauty in Cyrano, re-imagining the... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Impeccably cast and smartly written, Bodies Bodies Bodies is an uncommonly well-done whodunit.
When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90782%
Critics Consensus: The Outfit isn't flashy, but a solid story and Mark Rylance's tightly tailored performance make this a comfortable fit for fans of old-school thrillers.
From the Academy Award-winning writer of The Imitation Game (Graham Moore) comes The Outfit, a gripping and masterful thriller in... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88655%
Critics Consensus: Suitably silly, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story spoofs the standard biopic formula with all the good-natured abandon fans will expect.
Daniel Radcliffe is "Weird Al" Yankovic in the unexaggerated true story about the greatest musician and sex symbol of our... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Brian and Charles may test the patience of quirk-resistant viewers, but the innate charm of this odd couple comedy is easy to compute.
BRIAN AND CHARLES follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87728%
Critics Consensus: A social satire with razor-sharp teeth, Speak No Evil offers a darkly delicious treat for fans of misanthropic thrillers.
On a vacation in Tuscany, two families -- one Danish, one Dutch -- meet and become fast friends. Months later,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86745%
Critics Consensus: Ben Foster's gripping work in the central role further elevates The Survivor's affectingly character-driven approach to its weighty themes.
After being sent to Auschwitz, Haft is forced to participate in a gladiatorial boxing spectacle along with his fellow prisoners.... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Confidently helmed by debuting director Billy Porter, Anything's Possible is a smart, warm-hearted teen rom-com with a powerfully inclusive spin.
Anything's Possible is a delightfully modern Gen Z coming-of-age story that follows Kelsa, a confident high school girl who is... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87575%
Critics Consensus: Terrifier 2 outdoes the original in every way -- which makes it bad news for the squeamish, but a bloody good time for genre enthusiasts.
After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98883%
Critics Consensus: A poignant tribute that satisfyingly moves the franchise forward, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks an ambitious and emotionally rewarding triumph for the MCU.
In Marvel Studios' "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M'Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 87555%
Critics Consensus: If its fact-based story proves more fascinatingly outlandish than it's presented here, Operation Mincemeat remains an engaging and well-acted wartime drama.
It's 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler's grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily;... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86065%
Critics Consensus: Do Revenge could have used a bit more bite, but Maya Hawke and Camila Mendes make this a sweet dish best served to viewers who understand that high school can be hell.
Drea (Camila Mendes) is at the peak of her high school powers as the Alpha it-girl on campus when her... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Although it may arguably fail to do justice to its deeper themes, Athena makes for electrifying, hard-hitting viewing in the moment.
Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in unexplained circumstances, three siblings have their lives thrown into chaos.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84764%
Critics Consensus: Hypochondriac mistakes a few common horror ailments for exotic afflictions, but this unsettling look at mental illness and trauma proves properly contagious.
Will, a young Hispanic gay potter, is one gregarious guy. His boss is terrible, but he's got a great boyfriend... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92303%
Critics Consensus: The Black Phone might have been even more frightening, but it remains an entertaining, well-acted adaptation of scarily good source material.
Finney, a shy but clever 13-year-old boy, is abducted by a sadistic killer and trapped in a soundproof basement where... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Elevated by impeccable work from Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche, Both Sides of the Blade is a relationship drama that cuts deep.
Juliette Binoche is Sara, a woman whose life spirals out of control when she becomes involved in a passionate love... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Minor but engaging Audiard, Paris, 13th District explores millennial love through a visually compelling lens that's partly undercut by its episodic narrative structure.
Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy -- they're... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86047%
Critics Consensus: It won't be for all tastes, but Funny Pages deserves credit for telling a coming-of-age story that leans heavier on cringe comedy than nostalgia.
A bitingly funny coming-of-age story of a teenage cartoonist who rejects the comforts of his suburban life in a misguided... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Distinguished by striking cinematography and a killer soundtrack, Poser is a coming-of-age story with a convincingly youthful swagger.
Wallflower Lennon Gates (Sylvie Mix) yearns for access to the inner sanctum of the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio.... [More]
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Critics Consensus: A stylish and well-acted tonal blend, Medusa confronts religious hypocrisy and sexism with invigorating anger.
Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical songs about purity and perfection, but... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Hold Me Tight trips over style while reaching for substance; fortunately, it has Vicky Krieps' stellar performance to keep it from falling down.
In Hold Me Tight, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island) gives another riveting performance as Clarisse, a woman on the... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Admirable for its originality and ambition even when its reach exceeds its grasp, Nope adds Spielbergian spectacle to Jordan Peele's growing arsenal.
A man and his sister discover something sinister in the skies above their California horse ranch, while the owner of... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Breaking struggles to effectively convey its messages, but its noble intentions are well served by John Boyega's electrifying performance.
When Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley is denied support from Veterans Affairs, financially desperate and running out of options, he takes... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Although its focus is somewhat narrow, Call Jane is an entertaining and dramatically effective dramatization of a pivotal chapter in American history.
Chicago, 1968. As the city and the nation are poised on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85547%
Critics Consensus: Mr. Malcolm's List references countless Regency romps without particularly distinguishing itself from the pack, but it gently entertains as a diversely-cast ode to Jane Austen's works.
When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is... [More]
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Critics Consensus: As gripping as it is upsetting, Fresh makes a provocative meal out of the horror of modern dating.
FRESH follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), who meets the alluring Steve (Sebastian Stan) at a grocery store and -- given her... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Uneven yet steadily absorbing, Resurrection benefits greatly from Rebecca Hall's outstanding work in the leading role.
Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself,... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Writer-director-star B.J. Novak could have taken a sharper approach to this dark comedy's deeper themes, but if you're in the mood for a slyly smart mystery, Vengeance is yours.
Vengeance, the directorial debut from writer and star B.J. Novak ("The Office"), is a darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz,... [More]
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Critics Consensus: A home invasion thriller with a nifty twist, See for Me is further elevated by Skyler Davenport's magnetic lead performance.
Sophie, a young blind woman, house-sitting at a secluded mansion, finds herself under invasion by thieves seeking a hidden safe.... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Elevated by its stars' magnetic chemistry, True Things mines complex, character-driven drama from an ill-advised romance.
Bored by the daily tedium of her office job, Kate (Ruth Wilson) is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual... [More]
Adjusted Score: 84545%
Critics Consensus: Sometimes some reboots fall through the cracks, but Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers picks up the slack with a fast, funny film that (almost) never fails.
In "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers," Chip and Dale are living amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83494%
Critics Consensus: Boasting visual marvels to match its ambitious and inclusive story, Wendell & Wild is a spooky treat for budding horror fans.
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming... [More]
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Critics Consensus: The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson occasionally struggles to cohere, but writer-director-star Leah Purcell offers a unique, compelling perspective on historic myths.
In 1893 on an isolated property, a heavily pregnant woman named Molly Johnson (Leah Purcell) and her children struggle to... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Where Is Anne Frank approaches a well-known story from a fresh angle while powerfully placing it in the context of the horrific tragedy that surrounds it.
Kitty, the imaginary girl to whom Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, comes to life in the Anne Frank House... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81931%
Critics Consensus: Much like a good long drive, Next Exit is a road trip movie whose uneven stretches of boredom and excitement somehow serve to sweeten the journey.
When a research scientist makes national news proving she can track people into the afterlife, Rose sees a way out... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88744%
Critics Consensus: The Lost City doesn't sparkle quite as brightly as some classic treasure-hunting capers, but its stars' screwball chemistry make this movie well worth romancing.
Reclusive author Loretta Sage writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85364%
Critics Consensus: Deeply creepy visuals and a standout Sosie Bacon further elevate Smile's unsettling exploration of trauma, adding up to the rare feature that satisfyingly expands on a short.
After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83558%
Critics Consensus: Fundamentally absurd yet as evocatively minimalist as its title, Fall is a sustained adrenaline rush for viewers willing to suspend disbelief.
For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits.... [More]
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Critics Consensus: An auditory funhouse of intrigue, Ultrasound pushes narrative boundaries to deliver an audacious look at the horrors of gaslighting.
Driving home late at night during a heavy rainstorm, Glen experiences car trouble. Near where his car gets stuck, he... [More]
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Critics Consensus: This Father of the Bride is far from the first to take a trip down the aisle, but it smartly diverges from its predecessors while reaffirming the story's timeless charm.
You are enthusiastically invited to the love, the food, the music and the fun of "Father of the Bride," a... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Heartfelt yet jumbled, Minamata pays tribute to a remarkable real-life story perhaps better served by the documentary treatment.
Inspired by a true story, Minamata stars Johnny Depp playing celebrated photojournalist Eugene Smith. The film takes place in 1971... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Painfully relevant without being heavy-handed, Huda's Salon isn't fully prepared to answer all the questions it raises, but it works well enough as a thriller.
Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda's salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns... [More]
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Critics Consensus: Peter von Kant finds François Ozon making a nervy attempt to build on a Fassbinder classic -- and succeeding more often than he fails.
Peter Von Kant, a successful, famous director, lives with his assistant Karl, whom he likes to mistreat and humiliate. Through... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91443%
Critics Consensus: The standard rock biopic formula gets all shook up in Elvis, with Baz Luhrmann's dazzling energy and style perfectly complemented by Austin Butler's outstanding lead performance.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship... [More]
Adjusted Score: 82390%
Critics Consensus: Dog's dramatic breed is far from exotic, but solid narrative bones and well-trained work from co-director/star Channing Tatum make for a fetching viewing experience.
DOG is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 80712%
Critics Consensus: Sundown's emotionally muted wavelength may be difficult for some viewers to tune into, but it's enlivened by Tim Roth's strong central performance.
Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg) are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77756%
Critics Consensus: Some tonal inconsistency makes 18 1/2 more of a 7/10, but this well-acted period piece mines the Watergate scandal for fresh, insightful dramedy.
A 1970s-era Watergate conspiracy thriller/dark comedy about a woman in the Nixon White House who tries to leak the 18... [More]
Adjusted Score: 86931%
Critics Consensus: The fifth Scream finds the franchise working harder than ever to maintain its meta edge -- and succeeding surprisingly often.
Twenty-five years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 81210%
Critics Consensus: The Good Nurse is hobbled by stilted dialogue and unrealistic story elements, but those issues are offset by strong work from a pair of talented leads.
Suspicious that her colleague is responsible for a series of mysterious patient deaths, a nurse risks her own life to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 77083%
Critics Consensus: Like most anthologies, V/H/S/99 has its ups and downs -- but more often than not, this collection of shorts continues the franchise's recent creative rebound.
V/H/S/99 harkens back to the final punk rock analog days of VHS, while taking one giant leap forward into the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 83173%
Critics Consensus: Armageddon Time finds writer-director James Gray excavating his own past and returning with a well-acted drama refreshingly free of nostalgia.
From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, ARMAGEDDON TIME is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76669%
Critics Consensus: With a pair of likable leads and a story that subverts rom-com expectations, The Valet is a rare remake worth celebrating.
In "The Valet," world famous movie star, Olivia (Samara Weaving) faces a PR disaster when a paparazzi snaps a photo... [More]
Adjusted Score: 85708%
Critics Consensus: Lightyear settles for being a rather conventional origin story instead of reaching for the stars, but this gorgeously animated adventure ably accomplishes its mission of straightforward fun.
Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion,... [More]
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Critics Consensus: It can be didactic rather than truly suspenseful, but Master is an impressively well-crafted horror outing with a lot on its mind.
At an elite New England university built on the site of a Salem-era gallows hill, three women strive to find... [More]
Adjusted Score: 76105%
Critics Consensus: Rosaline covers well-trod territory, but Kaitlyn Dever's engaging performance in the title role makes this period romance easy to love.
"Rosaline" is a fresh and comedic twist on Shakespeare's classic love story "Romeo & Juliet," told from the perspective of... [More]
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Critics Consensus: An occasionally uneasy blend of human drama and message movie, Ahed's Knee forcefully reaffirms that the personal is political.
A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 75697%
Critics Consensus: Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon finds writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour spinning a stylishly lurid -- if somewhat narratively undercooked -- fantasy yarn.
When a struggling single-mother (Kate Hudson) befriends a mysterious mental institute escapee with supernatural powers (Jun Jong Seo), she sees... [More]
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