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Unsane unleashes Steven Soderbergh's inner B-movie maestro, wading into timeless psychological thriller territory and giving it a high-tech filmmaking spin. A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it Old-fashioned charm meets sharp wit and modern social satire in The Party, a biting comedy carried by a shining performance from Patricia Clarkson.
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A debunker of all thing paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman Andy Puzzle transcends its quirky premise with honest emotion -- and Kelly Macdonald, whose nicely understated performance proves she's too often underutilized. Though it threatens to buckle under the weight of its meta gags, Deadpool 2 is a gory, gleeful lampoon of the superhero genre buoyed by Ryan Reynolds' undeniable charm. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef Wade Wilson struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Under the Tree leads viewers into decidedly bleak territory, but it's leavened by sly intelligence and a surprising sense of humor.
Beirut tells a complex, tightly plotted tale of international intrigue, further elevated by strong central performances from Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike. Nancy is an uncomfortable watch, but worth the effort thanks to Andrea Riseborough's central performance -- and writer-director Christina Choe's powerful empathy for her character's dangerously misguided choices. NANCY is a provocative psychological thriller about love, intimacy, and trust - and what happens when lies become truth.
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Blockers puts a gender-swapped spin on the teen sex comedy -- one elevated by strong performances, a smartly funny script, and a surprisingly enlightened perspective. When three parents stumble upon their daughters' pact to lose their virginity at prom, they launch a covert one-night operation Twisty, twisted, and above all simply fun, A Simple Favor casts a stylish mommy noir spell strengthened by potent performances from Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
Paul Feig 76 Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that mostly realizes its gargantuan ambitions. An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: The Final Year uses director Greg Barker's wide-ranging access to take a detailed inside look at the closing months of the Obama administration.
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Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis White Madeline's Madeline proves experimental cinema is alive and well -- and serves as a powerful calling card for Helena Howard in her big-screen debut. Madeline newcomer Helena Howard has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe.
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In Steven Spielberg's adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story, Tom Cruise is a cop in a future where psychics predict murders and Cruise routinely arrests the would-be killers before they strike.
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In Clint Eastwood's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel, neighborhood big-shot Sean Penn finds his grown daughter murdered, and when suspicion falls upon his haunted childhood pal Tim Robbins, he takes matters into his own hands. The result is a whodunit steeped in tragedy, from the scars of crimes long past to the violent tribalism of present-day Boston. Penn and Robbins both earned Oscars as age-old friends torn apart by childhood trauma and lifelong guilt.
An intellectually nonconformist friar investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey. Umberto Eco's novel, a medieval murder mystery set in a monastery, gets a decent adaptation here.
Sean Connery is an English monk who is also a Sherlock-like sleuth his name is William of Baskerville , while Christian Slater is a wide-eyed puppy as his Watson-like novice. Murray Abraham overplays it a bit as a ruthless inquisitor, and the movie isn't as lofty-minded as Eco's book, but for a thought-provoking mystery in an unusual setting, you could do worse.
As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else. Pakula's somber adaptation of Scott Turow's legal thriller, prosecutor Harrison Ford finds himself on the other side of the courtroom when he's tried for the murder of a colleague with whom he had an adulterous affair. It's up to him to find out who's framing him before he's convicted himself.
There are red herrings here the size of Moby-Dick, but Ford does finally bring the mystery to a shocking and satisfying resolution. Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives. David Fincher's first serial killer thriller is an odd whodunit, since the serial killer behind a series of gruesome tableaux inspired by the seven deadly sins confesses his crimes halfway through the film though he still has more horrific stunts in the works.
The movie gets its gravitas from world-weary, haunted-eyed sleuth Morgan Freeman, but its grimy, squirmy, gritty style — an influence on thrillers ever since — is pure Fincher.