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On “Men” and the Heavy-Handedness of Highbrow Horror

Director Alex Garland's latest is too preoccupied with its obvious subtext to deliver any genuine scares

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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Revitalize the Erotic Thriller With “Deep Water”

The former couple bring the right amount of exhibitionism to the long-dormant genre

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The Complicated Legacy of “Shortbus,” The Sex-Club Cult Film With a Heart of Gold

Director John Cameron Mitchell reflects on a provocative, endearing movie that was both ahead of and behind its time

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Bradley Cooper's Entire Career Has Been Leading Up to This Moment

In "Nightmare Alley" and "Licorice Pizza," B-Coop finally shows us what's lurking beneath all that leading-man bravado

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Sean Baker Discusses “Red Rocket,” Simon Rex and the Cinema of Sex Work

Baker's latest film lends his trademark empathy and gentleness to a down-on-his-luck "suitcase pimp" in Gulf Coast Texas

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What Happens When Paul Thomas Anderson Makes a Feel-Good Movie?

"Licorice Pizza" sees the director at his most nostalgic, looking back at his California youth with trademark fastidiousness — but also a gauzy sense of optimism

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“Last Night in Soho” Reminds Us That Pop Culture Is Not a Viable Persona

Edgar Wright's latest feature completes a trilogy of films that cast the director's obsession with nostalgia in a new light

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Denis Villeneuve’s Ambitious “Dune” Is Very Large and Very Empty

The scale resembles “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Star Wars,” but is there any substance underpinning it all?

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“No Time to Die” Is a Fitting Retirement Party for a Gen-X Icon

Daniel Craig confronts office politics, groveling associates and — yes — sinister foreign baddies in his final turn as 007

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"The Humans" Is the Horror Movie Thanksgiving Deserves

Two months after 9/11, in a claustrophobic Chinatown apartment, a family does what families do

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Tammy Faye, Tonya Harding and the Rise of Image Rehab Cinema

Hollywood loves a redemption story. But is it painting with too broad a brush?

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“The Card Counter” Is a Tense Second Act to Paul Schrader’s Doomsday Period

Humanity may be beyond salvation, but at least we've got a good spokesperson