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REVIEW: The Iron Claw is a Stunning Display of Zac Efron's Formidable Talents

The Iron Claw, directed by Sean Durkin, and starring Zac Efron, is a harrowing tale of masculinity gone amok.

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REVIEW: Michael Mann Delivers a Compelling But Uneven Biopic in Ferrari

Ferrari's narrative feels a bit shapeless at times, but director Michael Mann delivers a mostly engaging meditation on masculine power and insecurity.

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REVIEW: Craig Before the Creek Will Satisfy Fans of the Series, But Its Narrative Falls Short

Craig Before the Creek is a harmless prequel film, but it could have been larger and more memorable.

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REVIEW: Drama All of Us Strangers Offers a Quiet, Affecting Meditation on Grief

The lasting effects of grief are the central theme of All of Us Strangers, a quiet, affecting movie about one man reaching out for human connection.

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REVIEW: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Despite being left at sea by Warner Bros, the Aquaman sequel is strong enough to stay afloat. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Liberty is a Bleak Animal Rights Film that Never Ties Its Narrative Together

Liberty is a protest film that carries important themes but doesn't contain much entertainment value. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Netflix's Rebel Moon Part One: A Child of Fire

Zack Snyder's long-awaited space opera has more depth than it seems –or than its run time allows for. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Netflix's Leave the World Behind is a Brilliantly Subversive Apocalypse Tale

Fully equipped with an excellent ensemble cast and a nail-biting script, Sam Esmail delivers a knock-out of a thriller with Leave the World Behind.

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REVIEW: Netflix's The Archies

Netflix re-imagines Riverdale as an Anglo-Indian community in 1960s India, resulting in a colorful, cheerful, and authentic take on the Archie mythos.

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REVIEW: A Disturbance in the Force Will Create More Fans of the Star Wars Holiday Special

A Disturbance in the Force looks at the good and bad of the Star Wars Holiday Special - one of the weirdest parts of the franchise.

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REVIEW: Everyone Will Burn Starts Strong, But Falls Apart Due to an Overlong Runtime and Overstuffed Narrative

Everyone Will Burn features impressive visuals and poignant performances, but this Spanish horror film convolutes itself with too many themes.

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Merry Little Batman Revels in the Chaos of Christmas

Prime Video releases Merry Little Batman, with a family-friendly version of the DC Comics character, for the Christmas season. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Mr. Monk's Last Case Is a Flawed But Welcome Movie

Mr. Monk's Last Case is the Monk movie fans wanted, but the Peacock effort leans too hard into updating the TV show to a post-COVID world.

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REVIEW: Waitress: The Musical

Starring Sara Bareilles and an impressive cast, Waitress: The Musical serves up a full-calorie treat, but gets a little skewed on the sweetness.

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REVIEW: Hayao Miyazaki Soars Higher Than Ever With The Boy and the Heron

Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film in 10 years, The Boy and the Heron, is a life-affirming, animated masterpiece. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: May December Reunites Todd Haynes with Julianne Moore for a Complex Character Study

Todd Haynes' latest film, May December, puts Julianne Moore in the hot seat as an actress threatens her way of life. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Godzilla Minus One Revitalizes the Franchise by Going Back to Its Roots

Toho Studios' latest take on the classic Kaiju is its most entrhalling, poignant and thrilling yet in Godzilla Minus One. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Thanksgiving is Eli Roth's Instant Classic Holiday Horror

After a mock trailer attached to Grindhouse, Eli Roth delivers his finest horror movie yet in the holiday slasher Thanksgiving. Here's CBR's review.

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REVIEW: Please Don't Destroy: The Treasure of Foggy Mountain is an Unfunny Comedy with a Major Lack of Focus

Unfortunately, Please Don't Destroy's first feature-length film offers a painfully predictable story and fails to elicit almost any laughs.

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REVIEW: Great Direction and a Stellar Lead Performance Can't Save The Killer's Underdeveloped Script

Netflix's The Killer is intriguing due to Michael Fassbender in the lead role and David Fincher's direction, but the script goes nowhere fast.

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