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These 20 Movies Are Incredibly Scary & Gore-Free

These 20 Movies Are Incredibly Scary & Gore-Free

We decided to dig up the most frightening gore-free films we could find. And you know what we discovered? When you strip away shock-value violence from the genre, an impressive trove of genuinely well-made fright-fests remain. These scary movies range from seminal classics like Rosemary's Baby to more modern fare like Paranormal Activity. (That's right,…
Two of the year’s best movies are now on Netflix

Two of the year’s best movies are now on Netflix

Definitive proof that we’re not living in the absolute darkest timeline: Two of the best movies I’ve seen all year are newly streaming on Netflix. Dick Johnson Is Dead and The Forty-Year-Old Version, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival way back in January, share a few things in common. They’re both directed…
10 delicious food movies

10 delicious food movies

With the arrival of autumn comes a turn toward new culinary adventures — fall produce, warm foods, the inescapability of pumpkin spice, roasty pans of vegetables and meat that remind us of the colder weather coming up. Fall is for feasting, however you can. Of course, cinema has set feasts on screen for a long,…
All of this week’s best new movies are about anxiety. In a good way.

All of this week’s best new movies are about anxiety. In a good way.

Hollywood’s long-held August ritual — dumping all the mediocre movies into theaters to get them off the studios’ slates — has been disrupted this year, for a simple reason: Movie theaters, by and large, aren’t open. Couple that with the ever-evolving release schedule and you get an unusually eclectic month of films, albeit mostly on…
All 4 of this week’s best new movies are pretty unsettling

All 4 of this week’s best new movies are pretty unsettling

For the most part, movie theaters remain closed. Blockbusters are delayed. Drive-ins are having a moment. And with the Covid-19 pandemic still posing a clear threat to Americans, most people are still choosing to watch their summer movies at home. But even without the usual slate of buzzy summer blockbusters, new movies are coming out…
The 7 best movies you can now watch at home

The 7 best movies you can now watch at home

The July Fourth weekend is usually the biggest movie weekend of the summer, but this year it’s been muted by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. And while drive-ins are having a moment, most movie theaters around the country are still closed. But there are still new movies coming out. Each weekend since the pandemic began,…
The best movies of 2020, so far

The best movies of 2020, so far

What a bizarre year it’s been so far — including “at” the movies. Scarcely a month after the raucous Korean social thriller Parasite unexpectedly won Best Picture at the Oscars, movie theaters around the world were shutting down due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In many places — including the US — they remain closed,…
The 3 best new movies out this weekend

The 3 best new movies out this weekend

The strangest summer movie season in a long time continues apace, with a handful of theaters tentatively reopening in some places, drive-ins making a comeback, and many people choosing to exercise caution in returning to public places due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. But film releases haven’t slowed down. Each weekend, on streaming services…
11 movies that confront American racism

11 movies that confront American racism

“The opposite of racist isn’t ‘not racist,” Ibram X. Kendi writes in How to Be an Antiracist. “It is ‘antiracist.’” Kendi goes on to argue that being antiracist involves, in part, understanding the problems in power and policies that prop up racial inequalities. Understanding that power and those policies, though, can be a long process,…
I love movies. That’s why I hate the Oscars.

I love movies. That’s why I hate the Oscars.

My table at the 85th New York Film Critics Circle gala in early January was near the back of the cavernous main room at the posh nightclub Tao Downtown, where the lights are kept dim. So I could see Antonio Banderas’s figure but only barely make out his features as he stood at the podium…

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