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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    Contender for worst of the franchise, Fox's second attempt at adapting X-Men's most operatic and iconic saga promises fireworks but barely fizzles over the finish line.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★

    The vicious, neon-lit choreography continues to be the main draw, but by hour two, its lack of substantive storytelling pushes it dangerously close to tedium.

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★½

    Two hours of unremarkable, recycled plastic, hollowing out everything that made the original such an enduring classic. There are theme park rides with more soul.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    Confidently takes its place among the coming-of-age comedy greats, Wilde’s rowdy and razor-sharp directorial debut aces it by letting its feminist freak flag fly.

  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★★½

    There's a vacancy to the way Hogg observes her characters, much of it done through stillness and negative space. It’s never obvious and is all the more intoxicating because of it.

  • Long Shot

    Long Shot

    ★★★½

    A mixed bag that slumps some towards the end, but Theron + Rogen's comedic chemistry is oddly effective, delivering brassy laughs with just enough political bite.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

    A defining moment in blockbuster entertainment, epic in scope and heart, that effectively grounds its story in its characters before giving them one helluva curtain call.

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

    Eerie arthouse sci-fi that leans into its elusiveness and Claire Denis’ existential storytelling, taking the genre to bleak, obscure, and frequently fascinating places.

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★½

    DC finally gets one right, ditching the brooding self-seriousness that's plagued the superhero universe in favor of something wholesome, heartfelt, and—believe it or not—terrific fun.

  • Pet Sematary

    Pet Sematary

    ★★

    Thoroughly bastardizes King's source material resorting to cheap, mishandled horror clichés, the story’s relentless sense of dread and melancholy dead and buried.

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    It might have too much on its mind, but there's no denying this brazenly challenging house of mirrors screams future classic – the kind of cinema that makes you sit up and pay attention.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    Suffers from origin story-itis, hindered by setup & exposition, but once she’s firing on all cylinders, Carol proves to be a fun & formidable addition to the MCU.