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Malignant

Malignant is the type of movie that requires viewers to strap in and shut up from the onset. That’s because, at various points throughout James Wan’s latest two-hour-long offering, he truly tests viewers’ ability to suspend disbelief. And while horror expects that, it gets a bit trickier here because Malignant’s undertones grab generously from other […]

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It Takes Three

It Takes Three is the latest teen-take on Cyrano de Bergerac. When the coolest guy in school realizes the object of his affection sees through his bullshit, he enlists the class nerd to make his social media accounts more about substance than style. While not as strong as Netflix’s The Half of It, the film […]

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We Need to Do Something

We Need To Do Something is a single-location horror movie that skillfully packs a cramped space full of suspense and scares. After a family of four seeks shelter from a storm in their home’s bathroom, they become trapped. The setup at first plays on the relatable fear of being surrounded by familial tension. In this […]

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No Man of God

While No Man of God isn’t the one Ted Bundy movie to watch, it is one worth watching. Ostensibly about FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier, the film spans from his initial meeting with an incarcerated Bundy during the inception of the agency’s criminal profiling unit to Bundy’s last days alive. Bundy, of course, still steals the […]

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CODA

CODA is a coming-of-age story meant to move. And while the beats of the film may be predictable, it’s no less affecting. Following Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones), a child of deaf adults (CODA) and the only hearing person in her family, viewers are introduced to a teenager that’s torn. Will she help her parents (played […]

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The Kissing Booth 3

As previously predicted, The Kissing Booth franchise had a trilogy up its sleeve, and for those invested, it’s a must-watch. Picking up where the sequel left off, The Kissing Booth 3 takes almost two hours to watch Elle (Joey King) make the most difficult decision of her very privileged life. Will she move across the […]

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The Night House

The Night House is a compelling meditation on the horror of one’s own mind. In the aftermath of her husband Owen’s (Evan Jonigkeit) death, Beth (Rebecca Hall) finds herself alone in the lakeside home he built for them. The suicide she never suspected leaves her looking for answers about the man she thought she knew […]

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John and the Hole

In many ways, John and the Hole evokes a Michael Haneke horror. A coming-of-age psychological thriller, it’s quiet, eerie, and enveloped in affluence. Following 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) and his father (Michael C. Hall), mother (Jennifer Ehle), and sister (Taissa Farmiga) as they live out their days in a modern home among the trees, the […]