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Night Teeth review: Netflix’s vampire thriller is Collateral meets Bright

While the blood-thirsty Netflix thriller is all about vibes, it loses out in worldbuilding.


Halloween Kills review: Infinity War-style Part 1 is killing time

This follow-up to 2018’s remarkable reboot is less refined than its predecessor and drenched in blood.

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Needle in a Timestack review: Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo’s riveting sci-fi romance gets lost in time

John Ridley’s new time travel movie, starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Cynthia Erivo, thoughtfully explores relationships in the near future.

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'No Time to Die' review: The best Bond ever gets an emotional send-off

With an emotional heart and a progressive mind, No Time to Die bids a fond farewell to Daniel Craig.

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V/H/S/94 review: Shudder’s screwy, gooey anthology is horror at its best

Horror's best anthology series is back.

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'Titane' review: The best sci-fi thriller of the year is here

The most original film of 2021 has arrived.

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Lamb review: A24's gorgeous new horror is its weirdest movie to date

Explorations of grief, denial, and parenthood underpin Valdimar Jóhannsson’s freshman directorial effort from A24.

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No One Gets Out Alive review and ending explained: We need to talk about Netflix’s new thriller

This immigrant story had all the ingredients to be successful. What happened?

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a must-see piece of chaotic joy

Director Andy Serkis delivers unbridled madness in this sequel to 2018’s Venom.

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I’m Your Man review: The best sci-fi romance since Her

Dan Stevens gives a career-best performance in this German-language sci-fi dramedy.

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Prisoners of the Ghostland review: Nicolas Cage's “wildest” movie is not his best

Cage's East-meets-West fantasia is high on visual iconography and surprisingly low on energy.

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'Kate' review: Netflix’s action-thriller is worth watching for one reason alone

Come for the gunfights, stay for the star.

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'Dune' is an epic sci-fi masterpiece

Denis Villeneuve’s space opera is as giddily entertaining as the original Star Wars.

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Shang-Chi is a triumphant, cross-cultural knockout

Shang-Chi is a turning point in Asian-American cinema.

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'Reminiscence' strongly recalls 'Westworld,' for better or worse

Reminiscence is an ambitious sci-fi noir that just never manages to pull itself together.

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Free Guy is the best original sci-fi movie of 2021. That’s a pretty low bar.

The first big original blockbuster of the year isn’t particularly original, but it’s still a lot of fun.

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‘Mandalorian’ Season 3: New Star Wars book fuels a surprising Darth Vader theory

Could Grogu have a secret connection to one of Star Wars’ most notorious characters?

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Succession Season 3: It's the Game of Thrones replacement you didn't know you needed

Succession is Game of Thrones now.

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Star Wars: Visions is Lucasfilm’s best new story since the original trilogy

Star Wars: Visions is a revelation. It’s also long overdue.

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'What If...?' is doing one imaginative thing Marvel could never do before

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Rick and Morty Season 5 messes with time in an unprecedented way

In an otherwise average episode, the B-plot truly shines.


Evil Season 2: See why TV’s most frightening show is made for a late-night binge.

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4 reasons Loki is Marvel’s best Disney+ show so far

After two efforts with mixed results, Loki appears to be Marvel’s first truly great Disney+ streaming series.

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Sweet Tooth is a pandemic post-apocalypse literally nobody asked for

Even if it wasn’t coming way too soon, Netflix’s new sci-fi series would still be a dud.


Love Death & Robots Season 2 fixes the worst thing about Season 1

But in the process, Netflix’s sci-fi anthology creates a whole new problem...

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Castlevania Season 4 is still the best video game adaptation ever made

There will be other American anime after this, but it will be hard to top Netflix's best original.

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'Shadow and Bone' Netflix review: 'Game of Thrones' with guns

The YA fantasy books come to life in this fantastic adaptation from Netflix.

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The most underrated '90s sci-fi show is streaming for free right now

What we talk about when we talk about talking dolphins is seaQuest.

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Solar Opposites Season 2 is the Rick and Morty fix you need right now

The Hulu original finds a voice of its own in its second season.

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'The Irregulars': Netflix mystery thriller is Sherlock Holmes meets Buffy

Netflix's supernatural mystery series 'The Irregulars' shows a new look at the classic Sherlock Holmes universe.

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'The One' review: Netflix's new sci-fi drama will make you fear true love

Netflix's new sci-fi drama reimagines both dating and tech to show the grim story of a tech mogul looking to change the world.

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Netflix's Tribes of Europa is Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones

Multiple YA dystopian storylines weave together in Netflix's new German series.