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May 17 2018 7:01 PMDeadpool 2 Poses as Subversive, but Really It Just Wants to Be LovedThe sequel to the surprise smash will leave you with nudge-bruised ribs.
May 3 2018 7:00 PMOverboard Stays AfloatA remake overturns a caveman comedy’s 1980s politics.
April 30 2018 5:55 AMRBG Reveals the Woman Behind the MemesThe documentary understands that it was a different kind of radicalism that made the justice notorious.
April 24 2018 6:31 PMSuper-Human OverpopulationInfinity War suggests Thanos is right about there being too many Avengers.
April 19 2018 10:26 AMI Feel Pretty Has Good Intentions, but It Doesn’t Have the BrainsIn this body-positive comedy, Amy Schumer gains self-confidence from a bump on the head.
April 10 2018 1:22 PMUnsuspicious MindsHBO’s new two-part Elvis documentary offers a treasure trove of footage but whitewashes some aspects of his story.
April 6 2018 4:43 PMA Quiet Place Can Only Be Fully Experienced in the TheaterJohn Krasinski’s inventive thriller—in which aliens attack anything that makes a sound—rewards those who sit in silence.
April 4 2018 12:48 PMYou Were Never Really Here Hits You Like a HammerLynne Ramsay’s new thriller may be a blunt instrument, but she knows exactly where she wants to strike.
March 20 2018 10:59 AMSteven Soderbergh’s Unsane Wants to Make You Feel CrazyIs Claire Foy being gaslighted, or is it you?
March 14 2018 1:00 PMThe New Tomb Raider Finds a Different Way of Admiring Female BodiesIn the thrilling new video game adaptation—whoever thought we’d say that?—the pleasure is in seeing all that Alicia Vikander’s Lara Croft can do.
March 8 2018 3:27 PMThe Strangers: Prey at Night’s Only Value Is as a Reminder of What Made the Original a MasterpieceThe sequel is as determined to lean into well-worn horror-movie tropes as the original film was to invert them.
March 4 2018 6:30 PMThe Snark MachineWhat Twitter’s smartest critics and funniest comics are saying about the Oscars.
Feb. 23 2018 4:33 PMGame Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big WinnerRachel McAdams and Jason Bateman ground an increasingly outlandish satire.
Feb. 22 2018 4:22 PMAnnihilation Wants to Be the Ultimate Trip, but It’s Not Always Clear Where It’s GoingThe new film from Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland has a contempt for clichés but can’t always find something satisfying to replace them.
Feb. 14 2018 3:55 PMEarly Man Shows That Primitive Technologies Can Still Achieve WondersThe new movie from the team behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run is a plasticine tribute to the Pleistocene era.
May 15 2018 5:00 PMSolo Is Half-Witted and Scruffy-LookingThe meh is strong with this one.
May 2 2018 2:38 PMBirth PangsTully is a maternal horror story as terrifying as anything since The Babadook.
April 26 2018 11:23 PMWhy Infinity War’s Ending Isn’t As Shocking As It First AppearsDon’t believe Thanos when he says, “No resurrections this time.’’
April 23 2018 7:30 AMDisobedience Is a Sensitive Examination of a False DilemmaIn Sebastián Lelio’s follow-up to A Fantastic Woman, Rachel McAdams must choose between her husband and Rachel Weisz.
April 11 2018 8:00 AMThe Rider Explores Daredevil Masculinity Through the RodeoChloé Zhao’s poignant new film examines the harsh borderline between dreams and reality.
April 6 2018 7:08 PMLean on Pete Is a Trojan HorseAndrew Haigh’s equestrian drama is not what you think.
April 4 2018 8:11 PMDon’t Let Anyone Stop You From Seeing BlockersThis comedy about the sexual desires of teenage girls is uproarious, irreverent, and surprisingly progressive.
March 28 2018 1:48 PMReady Player One Is a Feat of State-of-the-Art Pop Culture Navel-GazingIt’s juvenile, but Steven Spielberg’s TurboGrafx set pieces are worth your tokens.
March 15 2018 2:38 PMWes Anderson’s Talking-Canine Picture Isle of Dogs Feels As Real As Any of His MoviesThe filmmaker may be most at home with stop-motion puppets, but his latest shows he’s not afraid to get political.
March 13 2018 9:04 AMThe Task Is a Movie That Makes You Feel Like You’re Being WatchedThe task is to discover what The Task is.
March 7 2018 2:05 PMA Wrinkle in Time Is Less Subtle Than a Tesseract, but It Finds Moments of Humanity When It CanIf you’re a tween, or able to tap into your inner tween, you just might fall for it.
Feb. 28 2018 6:17 PMFeminism Has Done Worse Than Jennifer Lawrence’s Red SparrowThe new spy thriller tries to reclaim the femme fatale, but it’s more interested in women’s bodies than in their experiences.
Feb. 23 2018 9:30 AMWatching Netflix’s Mute Is Like Counting Electric SheepDuncan Jones’ dream project was hyped as a daring spiritual sequel to Blade Runner. Instead it just feels like a retread.
Feb. 15 2018 12:57 PMBlack Panther Is a Marvel Movie Superpowered by Its IdeasIt isn’t just great for what it is. It’s great for what it says.
Feb. 9 2018 5:01 PMFifty Shades Freed Is Basically Just Constant Boning, Which Is GreatEven if it occasionally gets distracted by things like plot.

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