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Hellraiser (2022) is the best horror reboot since Halloween (2018)

The new movie delivers plenty of shocking body horror, with a heavy dose of franchise-building lore.

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Vesper is a breathtaking sci-fi warning about our real-life future

Directors Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper return to cinemas with Vesper, an ethereal tale about survival in a dying world.

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Don’t Worry Darling is an erotic thriller with limp execution

A hot start leads to an unsatisfying conclusion in Olivia Wilde's second directorial.

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Meet Cute reinvents time travel — and Pete Davidson’s persona

The time travel is thoughtful, and Davidson is tolerable.

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With Pearl, A24 perfects its first horror franchise

Pearl gets everything right where X gets so much wrong.

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Barbarian is a terrifying Airbnb thriller that refuses to play by genre rules

At 476 Barbary, the villain may not be who you expect.

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White Noise review: Noah Baumbach’s apocalyptic new movie may be the most American film ever made

The adaptation about an “airborne toxic event” has plenty to say about death, family, and our addiction to spectacle.

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You need to watch the most realistic vampire hunter movie on Netflix ASAP

Even monster slaying can become just another job.

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Prey is an old school throwback that brings new life to the Predator series

It may not completely rise to the challenge, but Prey is a mighty lean action-thriller in an era of overstuffed blockbusters.

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Bullet Train proves Hollywood can still move backward

Unlikable characters and a tired, dated vision of Japan holds back a cranked up blockbuster based on an international best-selling novel.

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Nope is a sci-fi horror banger that will make you say “Yup”

Jordan Peele strikes again in Nope, an operatic sci-fi thriller about the carnage of making art.

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Netflix’s The Gray Man packs so much action there’s barely room for a plot

The Russo Brothers serve up explosions with a side of morality.

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Ethan Hawke is an instant iconic horror villain in The Black Phone

Hawke is so good and so terrifying that everything else pales in Scott Derrickson’s newest horror film.

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Crimes of the Future is David Cronenberg’s most transcendent movie yet

With his latest work, the director has conjured a cinematic universe of aesthetics and ideas. But what does it mean?

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Jurassic World Dominion makes a great case for franchise extinction

Jurassic World Dominion is all too concerned with unearthing the past that it forgets to capitalize on the present.

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'Top Gun: Maverick' is a danger zone of summer movie perfection

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Andor is the first “prestige” show in Star Wars history

Star Wars TV is brought into a new era.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a new fantasy classic in the making

Amazon’s live-action Lord of the Rings prequel is an epic, at times unwieldy, fantasy adventure.

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Amazon’s Paper Girls is the best new time-travel TV show since Dark

'80s nostalgia meets Y2K fashion in a dazzling YA time-travel story.

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Netflix's Resident Evil show is way better than you expected

Lance Reddick shines in the Resident Evil franchise’s best adaption yet.

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Westworld Season 4 fixes the worst thing about Season 3 — but is it too late?

Freeze all motor functions — and then dash to your TV. Westworld Season 4 is upon us.

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'Ms. Marvel' is a radiant blast of pure, unbridled joy

Iman Vellani is an overnight star as Kamala Khan, a head-in-the-clouds teen hero, in the MCU’s best streaming series yet.

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With Season 3, 'For All Mankind' becomes the grittiest sci-fi show ever

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'The Boys' Season 3 is still the best superhero show — and it’s not even close

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Stranger Things Season 4 review: The Netflix hit recaptures the magic of Season 1

The new season of Stranger Things is a stylistic return to form.

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Strange New Worlds review: Star Trek delivers the best show for a new generation

In a world of prestige TV, the Star Trek franchise is suddenly playing a very different game.

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Barry Season 3 takes HBO’s best comedy to incredible new places

It was worth the wait.

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Tokyo Vice review: Ken Watanabe steals HBO Max’s uneven yakuza thriller

HBO Max’s new crime drama has more than its fair share of highs and lows.

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Moon Knight review: Marvel bites off way more than it can chew

Oscar Isaac isn’t enough to save this series from an identity crisis.

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Atlanta Season 3 review: Donald Glover is more confident and unpredictable than ever

The FX series returns to remind you there is nothing else quite like it.

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DMZ HBO Max review: Ava DuVernay's DC debut isn't worth your time

Despite strong performances and lively design, DMZ is too simplistic and unexciting to encourage wading into its territory.

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Upload Season 2 review: Amazon’s sci-fi series returns as an anti-capitalist thriller — with mixed results

Amazon’s lovely sci-fi still charms in Season 2, with bugs in the code.