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Don't Worry Darling film review

Don't Worry Darling

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Theatrical Release: September 23, 2022

All that Don’t Worry has going for it comes to a screeching halt in its final act, with a twist that undermines the entirety of the film.

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See How They Run film review

See How They Run

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Theatrical Release: September 16, 2022

This light, diverting comic mystery is like a Poirot movie played for laughs or I guess what Knives Out was for many viewers. But instead of prominent sweaters and political soapboxing, first-time director Tom George and second-time screenwriter Mark Chappell run with wit, puns, character development, and a narrative that holds our interest.

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The Silent Twins film review

The Silent Twins

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Theatrical Release: September 16, 2022

Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age drama, The Silent Twins is strange and compelling. The only way to wrap your head around the picture is to know that it is based on a true story.

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Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. film review

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

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Theatrical Release: September 2, 2022

No matter how good the lead actors are—and they for sure elevate this above the original short film from which multiple beats are directly taken—they can’t turn this uneven satire into a particularly rewarding or enjoyable comedy.

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Three Thousand Years of Longing film review

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Adapting A.s. Byatt’s 1994 short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye”, Longing opens with our attentions fixed on Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton), a British academic in Istanbul to speak at a literary conference. There, a decorative lamp she obtains from an antiquities marketplace is revealed to hold a Djinn, or, to those of us that grew up with Aladdin, a genie. Alithea’s Djinn (Idris Elba) is a formidable presence who barely fits inside her nice hotel room.

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Pinocchio film review

Pinocchio (2022)

Disney+ Day brings the studio’s latest live‑action reimagining of an animated classic. Director Robert Zemeckis brings Walt’s second feature film into the fold with a cast that includes Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Luke Evans, and Joseph Gordon‑Levitt as the voice of Jiminy Cricket.

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Beast film review

Beast

Idris Elba plays a widowed American doctor protecting his two teenaged daughters and a family friend (Sharlto Copley) from a ferocious lion in the wilds of South Africa. This R‑rated thriller from the director of Everest is now in theaters.

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Nope film review

Nope

Writer-director Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us) delivers another original thriller, this one with a more science fiction bend. Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, and Brandon Perea star in this ambiguously‑marketed adventure set primarily on a Hollywood horse ranch.

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Where the Crawdads Sing film review

Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens’ bestselling novel tells the story of a girl who raises herself in the marshes of North Carolina and finds herself on trial for the murder of one of her two significant loves. Daisy Edgar‑Jones and David Strathairn head the cast of this coming‑of‑age drama.

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