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‘Slumberland’ Review: Jason Momoa in Francis Lawrence’s Innocuous Netflix Kids’ Pic

A girl (Marlow Barkley) follows an outlaw (Momoa) through other people's dreams in this fantasy adventure adapted from a classic comic strip.

All 70 Marvel Movies Ranked Worst to Best

After over two decades of big-screen blockbusters, the Marvel behemoth has finally started getting serious about TV, making miniseries and ongoing shows that contribute as much to giant multi-movie story arcs as the actual films do. (Rumor has it that Marvel still prints illustrated versions of these stories in paper form, and that teenagers who […]

All 50 DC Comics Movies Ranked Worst to Best

Though DC comic books yielded beloved big-screen adaptations decades before the competition at Marvel, corporate decisionmakers have failed so far to establish a satisfying “cinematic universe” (ugh) the way the other guys have. Judging the merits of one DC movie against the rest is more like judging individual creative works than ranking contemporary Marvel movies, […]

‘Black Adam’ Review: Dwayne Johnson’s Charisma Carries a Morally Muddy Superhero Flick

The star brings Shazam's maybe-nemesis to the screen in director Jaume Collet-Serra's DC debut, costarring Aldis Hodge and Pierce Brosnan.

‘Dalíland’ Review: Ben Kingsley and Ezra Miller Get Surreal in Mary Harron’s Eye-Opening Art-World Portrait

The biopic's real subject is Salvador Dalí's unconventional marriage to Barbara Sukowa's Gala, a woman who built the foundations of his career while adding a string of beautiful boys to their entourage.

Critics’ Picks: Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielberg Films Among the 15 Best of the Fall Festivals

Career highs from Blanchett and Colin Farrell, new docs by Laura Poitras and Werner Herzog, and Spielberg's moving cine-memoir are among THR critics’ 15 favorites from Venice, Telluride and Toronto.

‘Murmur’ Review: An Unscary Horror Film for TikTok Attention Spans

Mark Polish directs an augmented-reality slasher pic for the influencer generation.

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Review: A Visceral Take on the German Anti-War Classic

Close to a century after Lewis Milestone's Oscar-winning film, Edward Berger offers a German adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's WWI novel.

‘Butcher’s Crossing’ Review: Nicolas Cage Goes Buffalo Hunting in a Bleak, Listless Western

Cage plays a seasoned buffalo hunter and costar Fred Hechinger a younger cowboy who looks up to him in Gabe Polsky's film.

‘The Black Guelph’ Review: A Bleakly Compelling Irish Drama of Abuse and Repercussions

Childhood trauma casts a long shadow in John Connors' drama, premiering at the Oldenburg Film Festival.

‘The City’ Review: A Stylish But Empty Tokyo Noir

Japanese ad director Katsuki Kuroyanagi offers a microbudget debut set in the Tokyo underworld, premiering at the Oldenburg Film Festival.

‘Confess, Fletch’ Review: Jon Hamm Offers a Low-Key Spin on the Iconic Chevy Chase Role

Greg Mottola's less-jokey take on the Gregory Mcdonald character also features Kyle MacLachlan, Annie Mumolo, John Slattery and Marcia Gay Harden.