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Men In Black: International

Giles Keyte/Sony Pictures Entertainment

Reboot prioritizes clumsy plot beats and cheap spectacle over its comic and cosmically good-looking stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson Read more

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Euphoria

Courtesy of HBO

Sam Levinson's warmed-over stylistic maximalism does more to distance the audience from the issues it purports to explore than to elucidate them Read more

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Nearly two full decades after the star and John Singleton reinvented the Blaxploitation icon for the 21st century, this inept sequel undoes everything they accomplished Read more

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The cancelled Netflix show lets Krysten Ritter’s superpowered PI be herself in all her bullheaded, resourceful, pissed-off glory Read more

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Martin Scorsese mixes fact and fantasy in this doc, but the trove of beautifully restored 16mm footage with new and archival interviews is delightful Read more

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Jim Jarmusch’s often explosively funny zombie movie isn’t scary, but it’s as deadpan as they come Read more

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Leila

Aditya Kapoor/Netflix

Huma Qureshi and Siddharth star in a thriller that feels like a cross between dystopian Margaret Atwood and the Toronto filmmaker's masterpiece Water Read more

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Writer/star Mindy Kaling’s workplace comedy looks at the growing pains that come with Hollywood’s slow pivot through a new climate Read more

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Patricia Rozema's film adaptation of Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava's award-winning two-hander is funny, moving and fully cinematic Read more

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Ron Howard's portrait of the life and career of operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti checks off all the usual boxes, but glosses over some personal details Read more

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Dark Phoenix

Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox

Game Of Thrones’ Sophie Turner emotes a lot but she’s badly directed, and the starry cast from First Class phones it in for their swan song Read more

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Black Mirror season 5

Courtesy of Netflix

After four nihilistic seasons and a gimmicky interactive feature, Charlie Brooker’s dystopian series embraces optimism Read more

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Madeleine Olnek directs a superb Molly Shannon in a funny and touching film that’s anything but a stuffy biopic Read more

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Joanna Hogg’s fourth feature deals with the formation of her own artistic consciousness and refuses to mythologize any of the messy, complicated elements Read more

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In Big Little Lies second season, Meryl Streep infiltrates a beautifully messy soap to make Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern weak in the knees. Read more

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Academic essay film about queer Indo-Caribbeans in Canada explores identity and reclamation Read more

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Octavia Spencer Ma

Anna Kooris/Universal Pictures

Ma, a Fatal Attraction-style horror thriller, feels like Taylor’s serving up a corrective to The Help while taking the most superficial notes from Get Out Read more

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There may be some light at the end of this series’ very dark tunnel Read more

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godzilla ghidorah

Warner Bros.

The sequel to Gareth Edwards's masterful 2014 reboot (and to Kong: Skull Island, as well) pours on the kaiju smackdowns, but falls a little short on the human element Read more

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The acclaimed director deals with some of his favourite themes, but with no surprises or insights Read more

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