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Nightmare Alley, 2021 – ★★★½

In Nightmare Alley, the scope and suspense of 1940s Noir is lovingly represented. Del Toro’s dark, sprawling film delivers gorgeous frames, showcases fearsome performances, yet sometimes feels constrained by its classic influences.

King Richard, 2021 – ★★★

Even among an amazing ensemble of performances, Will Smith stuns as the titular patriarch of champions. Reinaldo Marcus Green crafts a fun and inspiring tennis ride, just don't expect it to break new ground or transcend its genre.

The Tragedy of Macbeth, 2021 – ★★★★½

Joel Coen’s take on the Shakespeare classic is efficient, minimal and thunderous. Forgoing any attempts to expand upon the story and instead simply showcasing it.

Discuss The Expanse Episode 603: Force Projection

Discuss The Expanse Episode 603 Force Projection. The UN gets an unwelcomed surprise at Ceres, and the Roci stumbles upon its nemesis

Discuss Hawkeye Episode 6: So This Is Christmas? Finale!

Hawkeye Episode 6: So This Is Christmas. Thank you ALL for spending your holiday season with us for Season 1 of Hawkeye! This week Nick and Jace breakdown the exciting events of the big finale! Kate confronts her mother, Kingpin asserts his dominance, and Yelena attempts to avenge her beloved sister. Can Clint make it home in time for Christmas?

Discuss Hawkeye Episode 5: Ronin

This week Nick and Jace make up for a lost episode. We see what happened to Yelena after Black Widow, who Eleanor is working for, and Maya has a major question answered about who killed her father.

Discuss The Expanse Episode 2: Azure Dragon

Discuss The Expanse Episode 2. This week Danny and Nick give Clarissa her flowers for a job well done, Nick makes a prediction about Star Helix, and Danny anticipates what our Belter revolutionary aka...

The Power of the Dog, 2021 – ★★★★½

Jane Campion’s simmering portrait of repression on a ranch in Montana is an absolute triumph. Never has the expansive West felt so utterly claustrophobic.

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