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"Stranger Things" still more than the sum of its pop culture parts

If the first season interrogated the nature of friendship, and the second trauma, this third season centers upon love and heroism.

"Booksmart" flips the teen romp formula

The FOMO in a time of smartphones must be crippling: here you are plowing through AP Calc while elsewhere dudes are at Nick's karate-chopping stacks of pizza boxes and still scoring full rides to Stanford.
Baphomet monument in front of the state capitol building, featured in "Hail Satan?", a Magnolia Pictures release.

Penny Lane's "Hail Satan?" is a Rapert-y highlights reel of hypocrisy

The new documentary “Hail Satan?”, directed by Penny Lane, falls somewhere between a ridealong with a genuinely oddball subculture and a valentine to the emerging religion of satanists.

Jordan Peele’s "Us" is no coincidence

In Jordan Peele's new movie "Us," the "Get Out" director unveils his "new nightmare:" People who look exactly like us and seek to take our place.

Ernie Kovacs centennial puts focus on TV genius' fuzzy but groundbreaking archive

Kovacs was the "Mad" magazine of the boob tube.

'Vice' is daft, dark and dadaistic

Bale's Cheney is a quiet, calculating emperor on the rise.

'Into the Spider-Verse' is a hallucinogenic web of pulpy styles

More is more.

The Great British Baking Show' is both competition and confection

The sponge also rises.

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' lacks the joy of its predecessor

Same song, darker verse.

'Widows' makes heist films feel tense again

Thirty days, or else.

'Outlaw King' will get you by

Until the new 'Game of Thrones' comes out.

"Mid90s" is more indie drama than skater film

More tricks!

David Gordon Green successfully reboots 'Halloween'

With scares and believable characters.

Space Cowboy

Stoicism is survival in ‘First Man.’

'A Star Is Born' remake is anything but shallow

Dive bar diamonds.

A hymn to Q

Quincy Jones doc is a rapid-fire arrangement.

In "Fahrenheit 11-9," Moore can't spray everything

Too many things burning.

'The Nun' delivers on the monster thrills, even if they're cheap ones

Starring creatures of habit.

'The Happytime Murders' is gleeful, glossy trash

Puppets gone bad.

'Crazy Rich Asians' feels crazy familiar

Representation and the rom-com.