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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga review

George Miller delivers the full-throttle, no-prisoners-taken prequel we’ve all been waiting for

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The 100 best movies of all time

Silent classics, noirs, space operas and everything in between

Review: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Review: Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

No Andy Serkis, no problem for Wes Ball’s thoughtful ape adventure

Review: Challengers

Review: Challengers

Zendaya is electrifying in a tennis flick that mixes volleys and viciousness

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’s true story: how historically accurate is Guy Ritchie’s flick?

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’s true story: how historically accurate is Guy Ritchie’s flick?

The movie’s military advisor sorts the facts from the fiction on the World War II caper

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The 100 best comedy movies

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The best sci-fi movies of all time, ranked

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The best action movies of all time

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‘Bridgerton’ soundtrack: an episode-by-episode playlist for the hit Netflix show

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‘Baby Reindeer’: the true story behind Netflix’s chilling new drama

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Where was ‘Blue Lights’ filmed? Inside the filming locations for season 2 of BBC’s police thriller

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  • Directed by Renny Harlin

A reboot of the 2008 home invasion film “The Strangers” brings back masked assailants and brutal violence but leaves originality behind.

By Erik Piepenburg

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  • Documentary
  • Directed by Richard Shepard

The director Richard Shepard details his lifelong obsession with movies in this enthusiastic video essay.

By Calum Marsh

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  • NYT Critic’s Pick
  • Directed by Hong Sang-soo

The Korean director Hong Sang-soo winds together the slenderest strands of two intersecting stories to make a tender film about simple pleasures.

By Brandon Yu

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  • Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • Directed by John Krasinski

The film is a slim story about a girl named Bea (Cailey Fleming) who helps a crank named Cal (Ryan Reynolds) play matchmaker. Oh, and Bradley Cooper is a glass of ice water.

By Amy Nicholson

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  • Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Directed by Bertrand Bonello

Bertrand Bonello’s latest horror film, dedicated to his teenage daughter, pushes the boundaries of the conventional pandemic movie.

By Beatrice Loayza

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Back to Black

  • Biography, Drama, Music
  • Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson

The facts get softened and shuffled for an Amy Winehouse biopic that leaves her perspective at the edges.

By Alissa Wilkinson

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  • Directed by Pamela Adlon

Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau star in Pamela Adlon’s pregnancy comedy, but it never quite lands.

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

  • Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Directed by George Miller

The fifth installment of George Miller’s series delivers an origin story of Furiosa, the hard-bitten driver played here by Anya Taylor-Joy.

By Manohla Dargis

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  • Comedy, Mystery
  • Directed by Chris Pine

Chris Pine’s shaggy debut feature has a charismatic cast that rambles along with him on a Los Angeles detective adventure.

By Nicolas Rapold

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Mother of the Bride

  • Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Directed by Mark Waters

Brooke Shields plays a single mother who comes face to face with her college ex-boyfriend at her daughter’s destination wedding in this tired romantic comedy.

By Natalia Winkelman

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  • Directed by Frank Berry

The “Black Panther” star Letitia Wright shows understated vulnerability in this immigrant drama by Frank Berry. Josh O’Connor (“Challengers”) also stars.

By Lisa Kennedy

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  • Directed by Pierre Creton

Sex, death and domination fuel this beautifully enigmatic pastoral drama from France, which presents the gay coming-of-age of an apprentice gardener.

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Aggro Dr1ft

  • Action, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by Harmony Korine

Harmony Korine (“Spring Breakers”) parties too hard in this fusion of feature filmmaking and video game.

By Ben Kenigsberg

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Gasoline Rainbow

  • Directed by Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross

This semi-fictional tale of a road trip for weirdos is full of joy.

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Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

  • Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Directed by Wes Ball

The latest installment in an excellent series finds mythology turning into power.

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  • Biography, Comedy, History
  • Directed by Jerry Seinfeld

Starring Jerry Seinfeld in his feature directing debut, “Unfrosted: The Pop-Tarts Story” is the only corporate saga whose main ingredient is high-fructose sarcasm.

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Evil Does Not Exist

Ryusuke Hamaguchi follows up his sublime drama “Drive My Car” with a parable about a rural Japanese village and the resort developer eyeing its land.

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  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed by Marija Kavtaradze

The second feature by the Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradze asks what a relationship looks like when you factor out the sex.

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Jeanne du Barry

  • Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by Maïwenn

Maïwenn wrote, directed and stars in the film, playing opposite Johnny Depp, who is Louis XV. Though he declares he loves her, their chemistry is weak.

By Glenn Kenny

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Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg

  • Directed by Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill

Subtitled “The Story of Anita Pallenberg,” this documentary gives the life of the actress and model a thorough downer of a treatment.

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  • Biography, Drama
  • Directed by Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke teams up with his daughter, Maya Hawke, for an unconventional and somewhat muddled portrait of a singular author.

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The Fall Guy

  • Action, Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by David Leitch

The actor charms as a swaggering stunt man, alongside an underused Emily Blunt, in the latest skull-rattling action movie from David Leitch.

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I Saw the TV Glow

  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed by Jane Schoenbrun

An outstanding not-quite-horror film about being a fan just before the internet took over.

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Turtles All the Way Down

  • Directed by Hannah Marks

Hannah Marks’s adaptation of John Green’s blockbuster young-adult novel builds a dynamic depiction of a teenager with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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The Idea of You

  • Directed by Michael Showalter

Anne Hathaway headlines a movie that’s got a lot to say about the perils of fame.

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  • Drama, Romance, Sport
  • Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Zendaya, Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist play friends, lovers and foes on and off the tennis court in Luca Guadagnino’s latest.

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Nowhere Special

  • Directed by Uberto Pasolini

This understated tear-jerker sees a dying single father making future family plans for his toddler son.

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  • Directed by Sébastien Vanicek

An apartment building in Paris is overrun by murderous arachnids and unsubtle allegory in this fleet and efficient debut feature.

By Jeannette Catsoulis

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Unsung Hero

  • Drama, Family
  • Directed by Richard L. Ramsey, Joel Smallbone

In fact, there’s a lot of singing in the clan whose members inspired this movie and who have racked up five Grammy Awards for their Christian recordings.

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Terrestrial Verses

  • Directed by Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami

Ordinary Iranians face a maze of byzantine rules and small indignities in this series of gripping vignettes.

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Sony's 'Madame Web' is an utterly tedious slog of a movie drained of fun visuals and, most pressingly, any sense of tangible humanity.

'Bird' Review: Barry Keoghan Is a Charismatic Frog Daddy | Cannes 2024

Come for the young lad and his slime-secreting toad, stay for the magical realism.

'Challengers' Review: Zendaya Is at Her Best in This Ridiculously Horny Delight

Luca Guadagnino's latest film is a compelling love triangle story set in the world of tennis, led by a great Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O'Connor.

'Babes' Review: Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau's Pregnancy Comedy Delivers

Hey, I'm having a baby here!

'Back to Black' Review: Appalling Amy Winehouse Biopic Has Its Own Sinister Agenda

Compared to this, Taylor-Johnson's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' may as well be 'Citizen Kane.'

'Gasoline Rainbow' Review: The Ross Brothers Craft a Euphoric Road Trip Movie

'Gasoline Rainbow' hits on the mundanity of youth in a way that feels more honest than most high school hangout films.

'Kinds of Kindness' Review: Jesse Plemons and Emma Stone Are a Dark Joy | Cannes 2024

Will the real Yorgos Lanthimos please stand up?

'Megalopolis' Review: Francis Ford Coppola’s Sci-Fi Is a Big, Bonkers Swing | Cannes 2024

It's finally here, but the result is not what you'd hope for.

'The Strangers: Chapter 1' Review: A Horrifying Retread With More to Come

Nothing new to see here, folks.

'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' Review: Anya Taylor-Joy Can’t Make This 'Fury Road'

We shouldn't be comparing it to 'Fury Road,' but we can't help it either.

'IF' Review: John Krasinski Imagines an Earnest Comedy With a Huge Heart

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Steve Carell, and Cailey Fleming, 'IF' wears its heart on its sleeve in this surprisingly touching film.

'The Second Act' Review: Paul Thomas Anderson Would Never | Cannes 2024

The cast are great and the ideas all there, though this attempt at a satire never comes together.

'Sting' Review: A Creepy Spider Horror Movie That Gets Caught in Its Own Web

Hey, at least it's still a better spider movie than Madame Web.

'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes' Review: This Franchise Might Have a New Victor

Starring Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler, 'The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes' captures what made The Hunger Games so compelling.

'Sasquatch Sunset' Review: Jesse Eisenberg Is Bigfoot. What More Do You Need to Know?

Jesse Eisenberg and Riley Keough play sasquatches in the earnest and extremely strange new film from David and Nathan Zellner.

'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' Review: A Brawny, Brainless Monster Mash

Adam Wingard turns the MonsterVerse right into pure monster-smashing action, for better and for worse.

'The Iron Claw' Review: Zac Efron Delivers a Knockout Performance

Writer-director Sean Durkin has created a truly haunting film.

'Eileen' Review: Anne Hathaway & Thomasin McKenzie Star in Romance-Mystery That Defies Expectations

William Oldroyd's first film since 2016's 'Lady Macbeth' is an intriguing story that never quite goes where you expect.

'Lazareth' Review: Ashley Judd Grounds Small-Scale Apocalyptic Thriller

There just isn't much meat on the bone in this overly familiar and unmemorable movie.

'The Book of Clarence' Review: LaKeith Stanfield Shines in Wildly Entertaining Epic

Jeymes Samuel follows up his beloved 'The Harder They Fall' with a comedic take on the story of Jesus Christ.

Exclusive Angry Birds Mystery Island Clip Teases Encounter With Hippie Fly Trap

Jake Gyllenhaal hosted Saturday Night Live season 49 finale

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace's Podracing Scene Is Key To Understanding George Lucas

Jake Gyllenhaal on Saturday Night Live

Jake Gyllenhaal's Scooby-Doo Story Takes A Dark Turn On Saturday Night Live

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Deepwater Horizon Exposed Kurt Russell To Tragedies He Never Knew About

The Simpsons Moe

Moe's Voice Actor Initially Didn't Want To Record A Certain Simpsons Prank Call Joke

Star Wars Rebels, Melch

Melch's Name In Star Wars Rebels Was One Big Behind-The-Scenes Prank

Star Trek: The Next Generation The Chase

Star Trek: TNG's The Chase Was Already A Struggle – Then Its Budget Was Stolen By DS9

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Moon Knight's Disturbing Opening Scene Came From The Mind Of Ethan Hawke

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The Stephen King Movie Stephen King Thinks Should've Gotten A Best Actor Oscar Nomination


Kurt Russell Hijacked A Horse For A Joyride On The Set Of Tombstone

Schindler's List

Jurassic Park Overlapped With Schindler's List In A Brutal Way For Steven Spielberg


Jake Gyllenhaal's Best Role Was Given To Jason Schwartzman First

Dune: Part Two baby sandworm prep

Dune 2's Baby Sandworms Were Surprisingly Created With Practical Effects

True Grit, Jef Bridges

Jeff Bridges Dangerously One-Upped John Wayne In One Of True Grit's Best Scenes

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

You Can Thank Flapjack For Cartoons Like Adventure Time, Gravity Falls & More

Forrest Gump

Tom Hanks Saved Forrest Gump By Personally Funding An All-Time Classic Scene

Phantom Menace Jar Jar Binks

George Lucas Ignored Warnings About Star Wars Prequels Destroying The Franchise

Ethan Hawke First Reformed

Ethan Hawke Had To 'Hypnotize' Himself For His Best Role

Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad

One Of Breaking Bad's Most Heart-Wrenching Scenes Was Improvised By A Baby

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The Origin Story Of Star Wars' Rebel And Empire Symbols

Superman screaming in Man of Steel

The Worst Things Superman Has Ever Done: Leaving Pregnant Lois Lane, Getting Racist & More

Jack Nicholson in The Cry Baby Killer

The Only Major Actors Still Alive From The Cry Baby Killer

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

There Are Two Perfect Alfred Hitchcock Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Twilight Zone, Martin

Rod Serling Had Some Regrets About The Twilight Zone's Most Nostalgic Episode

Maya Erskine on Obi-Wan Kenobi

Maya Erskine's Brother Jokingly Threatened To 'Disown' Her Over Obi-Wan Kenobi

Godzilla 1954

How The Indonesian Government Unintentionally Gave Birth To Godzilla

Police Story 2

The Correct Order To Watch Jackie Chan's Police Story Franchise

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The Addams Family Director Stole Exact Images From The Original Comic

Always Sunny, Frank

One Of Danny DeVito's Fondest Always Sunny Moments Involved Falling Out A Window

Ms. Marvel

Why Iman Vellani Thought The Ms. Marvel Auditions Were A Hoax

Emma Stone Already Has Another Movie with Yorgos Lanthimos in the Works

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13 Highly Underrated ‘90s Box Office Flops

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The Ending of Eileen, Explained

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Every DC Movie in Development, Explained

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Bridgerton Season 3 Shatters Series Record on Rotten Tomatoes

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Robert Rodriguez Proudly Recalls 14-Year-Old Glen Powell’s Ambitions: ‘I'm Going All the Way'

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Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo are ready to defy expectations in the new trailer for the movie adaptation of Wicked .

On Wednesday, Universal Pictures released the first full promo for the initial installment of the two-part film version. Jon M. Chu ‘s film, which stars Grande as Glinda and Erivo as Elphaba, hits theaters Nov. 27.

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The Wicked film follows green-skinned Elphaba and her interaction with Glinda prior to Dorothy’s arrival in the Land of Oz. In the initial trailer, Glinda tells Elphaba, “Don’t be afraid,” to which Elphaba responds, “I’m not afraid. It’s the Wizard who should be afraid of me.”

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An extensive amount of Wicked footage was shared to attendees last month at CinemaCon, where Chu and Grande were both moved to tears during the presentation.

“We dreamed very, very, very big for  Wicked ,” the director told the crowd at the event in Las Vegas. “A magical land of sights and sounds that will astonish, and performances that will lift your spirits and occasionally break your heart.”

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It’s surprising how little information about writer/director Jordan Peele ’s “Nope” has leaked since it was first announced. There have been a few trailers that show what may or may not be the film’s primary threat, and the marketing team has done a very good job with posters of its main cast members looking up at the sky and uttering the film’s title. All that thirst for capitalistic box office gain comes with a price, namely that it builds hype and an audience expectation that may not be met once the finished product is unveiled. This invariably leads to whiny complaints on Twitter and a plethora of think pieces I have no desire to read, even if I didn’t like the movie.  

I’ve always had begrudging respect for a filmmaker who refuses to cater to a viewer’s pre-ordained expectations, even if said viewer is yours truly. It’s why I attend David Lynch movies despite never being a fan of the director’s work. So, I’ve been replaying a throwaway line of dialogue in my head as a potential explanation for how “Nope” is constructed and executed. In response to a pitch for his services, cinematographer Antlers Holst ( Michael Wincott ) tells Emerald Haywood ( Keke Palmer ) that he “makes one movie for them, and one for me.” This is a callback to John Cassavetes ’ philosophy/excuse for appearing in trash—the pay allowed him to finance the movies he wanted to create. 

After the massively entertaining, Oscar-winning calling card of “ Get Out ,” Jordan Peele moved toward a hybrid of audience pleaser and filmmaker’s jones with “ Us .” That film was less blatant and required more work on the audience’s part, which made it fascinating for some and frustrating for others. It was also powered by a career-best performance by Lupita Nyong’o, whose dual role was unshakably strange and multilayered. There is no equivalent performance in “Nope” to anchor viewers, and it’s about three times as messy, but I got the feeling that Holst is Peele’s stand-in, that is, the director is revealing to us through a character that he made this film to amuse and please himself. If that is true, then Holst’s final scene says a lot about his creator; it’s a moment of self-sacrifice in lieu of the perfect camera shot. 

Prior to the pitch for work scene, Holst and Emerald met on the set of a commercial he was shooting. She arrived late to assist her horse-wrangler brother Otis Jr. ( Daniel Kaluuya ) with the animal hired for the ad. That shoot goes awry, but not before Peele drops some breadcrumbs that will lead viewers through the forest he’s built for us to get lost inside. He also includes a nice cameo from nighttime soap opera legend Donna Mills . Speaking of cameos, the opening scene of “Nope” features Keith David as Otis Sr., head of Haywood Hollywood Horses, the family business. The Haywood’s ancestors were the first Black stuntpeople and animal wranglers in Hollywood, going back to the earliest days of movie making. That seems like an extraneous detail, but nothing is truly extra in a Jordan Peele movie.

The rest of the cast features Steven Yuen as Jupe, a barker who runs an alien-based carnival of sorts out in the same middle of nowhere the Haywoods have their ranch, and Angel ( Brandon Perea ), a techie specializing in surveillance equipment he sells out of a Best Buy clone called Fry’s. Jupe is the survivor of a horrific freak accident on a television show that had the first use of a certain type of animal. Angel is hired to install fancy cameras on the Haywood ranch so that Otis and Emerald can be the first to capture “the Oprah shot” of a specific event I won’t reveal. All this focus on being the first to do something! Again, no detail is completely extra in a Jordan Peele movie.

With “Nope,” Peele continues to explore and repeat certain elements of his prior works. Like “Us,” there’s a Bible quote that may be another breadcrumb to follow. This time it’s Nahum 3:6, which says “I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.” There’s also a focus on animals, with horses playing a major role here. Unlike the deer in “Get Out” and the rabbits in “Us,” symbols of creatures being preyed upon, Peele reverses the power dynamic by turning into prey the most dangerous predator of all. There’s also the unusual use of an inanimate object; in “Us” it was scissors, in “Nope” it’s a fake horse and those weird, swaying air-filled things every used car dealer seems to have.

“Nope” is not as good as “Get Out” or “Us,” but it’s definitely Peele’s creepiest movie. He’s always been more Rod Serling than Rob Zombie , and that’s most evident here. There’s humor to be had in the minority characters’ reactions to horror (yes, they say “nope” the way most people would say “oh HELL NAW!”), but the director really leans into Hitchcock’s tenet about suspense vs. surprise. The wait for something awful to happen is always worse than when it does. Additionally, Peele remains a master of misdirection, offering fleeting glimpses of something that’s amiss or keeping the most brutal violence just beyond our view. The sound mix on this is aces, and I’ll never tire of horror movies that center on Black protagonists who are more than just fodder for whatever’s killing everybody.

Peele also gets good performances out of Kaluuya and Palmer, who believably work the sibling angle with all its longstanding grudges, in-jokes and patterns based on who’s older. Wincott wields his wonderful voice as a force of nature. Yuen seems to be off-kilter and the movie’s weak link, but the more I thought about his plotline, the more his performance made sense. I think he’s the film’s biggest breadcrumb in terms of figuring it all out. As for the special effects, they’re interesting, to say the least.

Truth be told, “Nope” reaches a conventional end point that would probably be more satisfying to most audiences had the journey been more tuned to the usual ways these stories are told. After my IMAX screening, there was a smattering of audience applause but I heard lots of grumbling. Call me a sadist if you must, but this is my favorite type of audience reaction. One particularly angry guy behind me on the escalator said “I can’t wait for the critics reviews calling this ‘splendid’!” “Nope” isn’t splendid, but it is pretty damn good. I had a lot of fun trying to figure it out. It’s a puzzle with a few pieces missing; standing back from it, you can still see the picture. But does it give the viewer exactly what they want? See the title.

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This labor of love has been years in the making, taking up so much of Costner’s time that he had to leave his starring role on the hit show Yellowstone. When I watched the first trailer , I could see why. Part 1 looks absolutely stunning, and in the second trailer we get a little bit more story to sink our teeth into.

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  • Haikyu!! The Movie: Decisive Battle at the Garbage Dump
  • Production I.G.
  • Sony Music Entertainment
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  • $68,623,436

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  • Runtime 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Dolby Digital
  • IMAX 6-Track

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