Joyride

The never-not-awesome Olivia Colman stars alongside newcomer Charlie Reid in this road-trippy seriocomedy about an Irish woman looking to give up her newborn baby but who, instead, crosses paths with a young boy and forms a heartfelt bond. It’s a warm and tender (and occasionally tear-jerky) coming-of-age tale that sucks […]

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Four Samosas

If Wes Anderson directed a low-rent mash-up of ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ and ‘Clerks’ and set it in LA’s Little India, the result would be writer-director Ravi Kapoor’s brilliant ‘Four Samosas’. Hilarious and fun (but destined to come and go without anyone even knowing it exists), this sneaky-good Indie flick is a […]

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Troll

Director Roar Uthaug (2018’s ‘Tomb Raider’) takes the age-old mega-monster movie and breathes some new life into it with this surprising cinematic treat, straight from Norway. We’ve heard the story a zillion times before (monster threatens major metro area, military mobilizes, overlooked scientist winds up saving the day), but there’s […]

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White Noise

If you can adjust to the stilted, hipster-iffic dialogue, there’s a lot to like in the latest from writer-director Noah Baumbach. Starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig and based on the acclaimed 1985 novel by Don DeLillo, it’s an esoteric mash-up of genres (sci-fi, comedy, romance, drama), punctuated with biting […]

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The Menu

This sharp and biting satire of modern-day restaurant culture is as black (and bloody) as comedy can be without being truly a horror movie (or is it?). Ralph Fiennes stars as the top-level chef at a frou-frou restaurant on a private island, with dinner guests including Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, […]

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My Father’s Dragon

From the studio that produced ‘The Secret of Kells’ and 2020’s phenomenal ‘Wolfwalkers’ comes this animated (adult and child-friendly) wonder about a downtrodden young boy (voiced by Jacob Tremblay) who visits a fantastical faraway land and meets a whole host of wild characters, including a dragon (Gaten Matarazzo), a gorilla […]

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Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Who knew Weird Al had a torrid affair with Madonna? And helped bring down a drug cartel? It’s all true! Or, at least, Weird Al would like you to believe it is. This brilliantly satirical biopic, starring a phenomenal Daniel Radcliffe, may just be one of the funniest things to […]

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Causeway

Three years in the making (after delays from a hurricane and COVID), this New Orleans-set drama stars Jennifer Lawrence as a soldier rehabbing from a traumatic brain injury. Powerful (and powerfully understated), this character-driven vehicle will remind many of her ‘Winter’s Bone’ days. It’s a raw, stripped-down performance made all […]

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Enola Holmes 2

Henry Cavill and Millie Bobby Brown return as Sherlock and his sister in this whimsical mystery centered around the matchgirls’ strike in 1888 London. Director Harry Bradbeer and writer Jack Thorne are back, too, keeping the high-energy, fourth-wall-breaking style of the 2020 original. It’s a classic Victorian whodunnit with solid […]

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The Good Nurse

Eddie Redmayne’s Charlie Cullen may be the focus of the story, but it’s Jessica Chastain who drives this powerful English-language debut from director Tobias Lindholm. Cullen, who killed hundreds of patients while a nurse in the 90s and early 00s, was finally caught thanks to a fellow caregiver, played by […]

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