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What ‘The Invisible Man’ Left Behind

Leigh Whannell's new take on 'The Invisible Man' is at once a good film and a lacking reboot, and perhaps the best example to date of how a film can be both these things at once.

How ‘Birds of Prey’ Deconstructs the Male Gaze

'Birds of Prey' is a comic book film that is quietly yet profoundly different, not in the story it shares but in how it is told.

How ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Completes Kylo Ren’s Journey

Adam Driver's character has been a driving force in J.J. Abrams' prequel trilogy.

‘Doctor Sleep’ and the Loss of Innocence in Horror

'Doctor Sleep' has something new to say about how the horror genre treats children.

One Reason ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Didn’t Connect With Sci-Fi Audiences

Perhaps the poor box office reception to 'Terminator: Dark Fate' has to do with how humans relate to machines in 2019.

‘Gemini Man,’ Human Cloning and Actual Science

Films like 'Gemini Man' can shape the public's perception of scientific issues, yet they often aren't rooted in what current thinking tells us.

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and the Fantasy of Tarantino

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' filmmaker Quentin Tarantino may never make a feminist masterpiece, but there is room for his brand of escapism so long as others have space at the table, too.

Will Romance Make or Break Spider-Man’s Future?

'Spider-Man: Far From Home' promises a shake-up that could determine Tom Holland's future as Spidey.

‘Men in Black’ and When Spectacle Isn’t Enough

'Men in Black: International' shows that effects that were impressive a decade ago are no longer enough to draw an audience.

Who Was ‘Dark Phoenix’ For?

'Dark Phoenix' pays lip service to feminist ideals without committing to them.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Deaths Are Mirrored in ‘Endgame’

The two biggest character deaths in 'Avengers: Endgame' echo scenes from 'Infinity War' like mirror images.

How ‘Us’ Gave Doppelgangers a New Twist

The ending of 'Us' reveals how Jordan Peele has made something fresh out of age-old stories.