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Ryan Gosling, David Leitch, and Logan Holladay on the set of The Fall Guy

Every David Leitch movie, ranked

Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic Akhil Arora ranks all films directed by David Leitch, from The Fall Guy to John Wick.

Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore in May December, one of the best movies on Netflix

The 25 best movies on Netflix US

What are the best movies on Netflix US? Baby Driver, Everything Everywhere All at Once, and The Matrix lead the way.

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in The Fall Guy movie

How to stream The Fall Guy

Here’s where and when The Fall Guy will be available at home in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Mike Faist and Josh O'Connor in Challengers movie

Challengers ending, explained

Zendaya’s Challengers ends with Art and Patrick hugging each other at the net as Tashi cheers them on. Who won? What’s the meaning?

Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O'Connor in Challengers movie

Challengers review: ace

With Zendaya leading a stellar trio, director Luca Guadagnino concocts a heady mix of jealousy, ambition, and attraction. It’s terrific.

Zack Snyder at Netflix's Rebel Moon Part Two: Songs Of The Rebellion Album event on April 3, 2024 in Queens, New York

All 11 Zack Snyder movies, ranked

Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic Akhil Arora ranks all films directed by Zack Snyder, from Dawn of the Dead to Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver. Arora praises Snyder’s unique style of framing action, while critiquing literally everything else about his movies.

(from left to right) Taapsee Pannu in Haseen Dillruba, Kartik Aaryan in Dhamaka, and Alia Bhatt in Darlings

Every Indian Netflix original movie, ranked

From Amar Singh Chamkila to Darlings, and from Thar to Khufiya, film critic Akhil Arora ranks every Indian Netflix original movie ever made.

Bhumi Pednekar in Bhakshak (2024)

Bhakshak review: all posturing, no heft

Inspired by true events, the Bhumi Pednekar-led Netflix film has little interest in the vitality of local journalism and frequently resorts to grandstanding dialogues.

Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper and Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews in The Archies

The Archies review: cotton candy

Zoya Akhtar’s Indian take on Riverdale, with Suhana Khan, Khushi Kapoor, and Agastya Nanda, is a soft serve.

Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, and Brie Larson

Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, ranked

From Iron Man to The Marvels, Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic Akhil Arora ranks all 33 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.

Iman Vellani, Brie Larson, and Teyonah Parris in The Marvels

The Marvels review: too lightweight

The sequel to Captain Marvel, with Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani, is fun in spurts but never the film it needs to be.

Christopher Nolan on the set of Inception

Christopher Nolan movies, ranked

Rotten Tomatoes-certified critic Akhil Arora ranks all films directed by Christopher Nolan, from Following to Oppenheimer. Arora praises Nolan’s unique storytelling abilities, while critiquing his weak female characters and limited emotional depth.

Maestro, Fallen Leaves, Fremont, Agra, 20 Days in Mariupol, and Anatomy of a Fall

MAMI 2023: 26 movies to watch at Mumbai Film Festival

Akhil Arora’s list features movies from Argentina, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Tunisia, Vietnam, Ukraine, and the US.

Margot Robbie in and as Barbie

Barbie review: literal feminist fable

Greta Gerwig expertly and hilariously sketches out the problems with our male-dominated world—but with zero subtlety. Akhil Arora, a member […]

Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer review: Nolan goes nuclear

Part thriller and part character study, Christopher Nolan’s biopic of the father of the atomic bomb is his most political movie yet.

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review: unreal

Ant-Man 3 lays the foundation for the end of MCU’s Multiverse Saga, but the Marvel movie suffers on nearly every front, save for Jonathan Majors.