Movie Releases by User Score

Mr. Bachmann and His Class 1.

Mr. Bachmann and His Class

February 20, 2022 | Not Rated
In a German city with a complex history of both excluding and integrating foreigners, a charismatic elementary school teacher provides his pupils, who all come from different countries originally, with the key to feeling at home in Germany and becoming citizens of the world. [MUBI]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
tbd
Hit the Road 2.

Hit the Road

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
A family of four – two middle-aged parents and their sons, one a taciturn adult, the other an ebullient six-year-old – drive across the Iranian countryside. Over the course of the trip, they bond over memories of the past, grapple with fears of the unknown, and fuss over their sick dog.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
tbd
Great Freedom 3.

Great Freedom

March 4, 2022 | Unrated
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is imprisoned again and again under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Over the course of decades, he develops an unlikely yet tender bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
5.7
RRR 4.

RRR

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
A fictitious story about two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in 1920's.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.5
In Front of Your Face 5.

In Front of Your Face

May 6, 2022 | Not Rated
After years living abroad, former actress Sangok (Lee Hyeyoung) is back in Seoul, staying with her sister Jeongok (Cho Yunhee) in her high-rise apartment. The siblings sleep late, have breakfast in a cafe and visit a restaurant owned by Jeongok's son. But as the details of Sangok's day accrue (a spill on her blouse, an encounter at her childhood home), it becomes clear that there is much she is not revealing. And these mysterious circumstances have something to do with her decision to meet with film director Jaewon (Kwon Haehyo) to discuss her return to acting.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Happening 6.

Happening

May 6, 2022 | R
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing. With her final exams fast approaching and her belly growing, Anne resolves to act, even if she has to confront shame and pain, even if she must risk prison to do so.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
tbd
The Girl and the Spider 7.

The Girl and the Spider

April 8, 2022 | Not Rated
As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era. Furniture is moved, walls painted, cupboards built. Amid all the hustle and bustle, secret longings and desires come to the surface and coalesce around the roommates as well as around Lisa’s mother Astrid, the movers, the girls’ old neighbors, the neighbors’ cat, Lisa’s new neighbor and an ever-expanding cast of characters. Day turns into night and one final party in the apartment. When the last box is moved, the fragments of their lives remain.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Nitram 8.

Nitram

March 30, 2022 | NR
Nitram (Caleb Landry Jones) lives with his mother (Judy Davis) and father (Anthony LaPaglia) in suburban Australia in the Mid 1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen (Essie Davis). However, when that relationship meets a tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent that leads to disaster.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Turning Red 9.

Turning Red

March 11, 2022 | PG
Mei Lee (voice of Rosalie Chiang) is a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming (voice of Sandra Oh), is never far from her daughter—an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.4
Hold Your Fire 10.

Hold Your Fire

May 20, 2022 | NR
Brooklyn, 1973. When Shu’aib Raheem tried to steal guns for self-defense, it sparked the longest hostage siege in NYPD history. NYPD psychologist Harvey Schlossberg fought to reform police use of violence and save lives by using words, not guns.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Vortex 11.

Vortex

April 29, 2022 | Not Rated
Presented in split screen, Vortex tells the story of an aging couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.7
Navalny 12.

Navalny

April 11, 2022 | Not Rated
In August 2020, Alexei Navalny survived an assassination attempt by poisoning with a lethal nerve agent. During his months-long recovery he, the investigative journalism outlet Bellingcat, and other international news organizations make shocking discoveries about the attempt on his life.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.6
The Northman 13.

The Northman

April 22, 2022 | R
From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father’s murder. With an all-star cast that includes Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Everything Everywhere All at Once 14.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Top Gun: Maverick 15.

Top Gun: Maverick

May 27, 2022 | PG-13
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Cow 16.

Cow

April 8, 2022 | NR
This intimate portrait of one dairy cow’s life highlights the beauty and challenges cows face, and their great service to us all.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
The White Fortress 17.

The White Fortress

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
In the rundown Sarajevo suburb of Alipasino Polje, Faruk is an orphan who lives with his ill grandmother and spends his days foraging for scrap metal and dabbling in petty crime. One day he meets Mona, a timid teen from a politically powerful and affluent family. As Mona dreams of escaping the overbearing toxicity of her home life, she seeks refuge and opens herself up to Faruk, a boy from a world entirely different than her own.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
All My Friends Hate Me 18.

All My Friends Hate Me

March 11, 2022 | R
A college reunion goes awry when Pete suspects his friends may be out to get him. . . As their weekend getaway grows more and more uncomfortable, should Pete be worried about his safety, or is it all in his head? [Super LTD]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.8
Ahed's Knee 19.

Ahed's Knee

March 18, 2022 | Not Rated
A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a local library. Struggling to cope with the recent news of his mother’s terminal illness, he is pushed into a spiral of rage when the host of the screening, a government employee, asks him to sign a form placing restrictions on what he can say at the film’s Q&A. Told over the course of one day, the film depicts Y as he battles against the loss of freedom in his country and the fear of losing his mother.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood 20.

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

March 25, 2022 | PG-13
Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood tells the story of the first moon landing in the summer of 1969 from two interwoven perspectives – the astronaut and mission control view of the triumphant moment, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic dreams of his own. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated® filmmaker Richard Linklater’s own life, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life in the 1960s that is part coming of age, part societal commentary, and part out-of-this-world adventure. [Netflix]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.5
After Yang 21.

After Yang

March 4, 2022 | PG
When his young daughter's beloved companion — an android named Yang — malfunctions, Jake (Colin Farrell) searches for a way to repair him. In the process, Jake discovers the life that has been passing in front of him, reconnecting with his wife (Jodie Turner-Smith) and daughter across a distance he didn't know was there.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
You Won't Be Alone 22.

You Won't Be Alone

April 1, 2022 | R
In an isolated mountain village in 19th-century Macedonia, a young girl is taken from her mother and transformed into a witch by an ancient, shape-shifting spirit. Left to wander feral, the young witch beholds the natural world with curiosity and wonder. After inadvertently killing a villager and assuming her body, she continues to inhabit different people, living among the villagers for years, observing and mimicking their behavior until the ancient spirit returns, bringing them full circle.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.2
Apples 23.

Apples

June 24, 2022 | Not Rated
Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris (Aris Servetalis) finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities. Prescribed daily tasks on cassette tapes so he can create new memories and document them on camera, Aris slides back into ordinary life, meeting Anna (Sofia Georgovasili), a woman who is also in recovery.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
X 24.

X

March 18, 2022 | R
In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
The Innocents 25.

The Innocents

May 13, 2022 | NR
Four children become friends during the bright Nordic summer. Out of sight of the adults, they discover they have hidden powers. While exploring their newfound abilities in the nearby forests and playgrounds, their innocent play takes a dark turn and strange things begin to happen.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
This Much I Know to Be True 26.

This Much I Know to Be True

May 11, 2022 | Not Rated
Explores the creative relationship and songs from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis' last two studio albums, "Ghosteen" and "Carnage".
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Servants 27.

Servants

February 25, 2022 | Not Rated
Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they'll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they'll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Islands 28.

Islands

April 12, 2022 | Not Rated
Still living with his aging parents, Joshua (Rogelio Balagtas), a Filipino immigrant to Canada, prays every night for God to rid him of his shyness. The Almighty seemingly answers his petition when his beatific cousin Marisol (Sheila Lotuaco) arrives and slowly transforms Joshua's house back into a home.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Dear Mr. Brody 29.

Dear Mr. Brody

March 4, 2022 | Not Rated
When 21-year-old hippie-millionaire Michael Brody Jr. decided to give away his fortune to anyone in need, he ignited a psychedelic spiral of events. An instant celebrity, Brody was mobbed by the public, scrutinized by the press, and overwhelmed by the crush of personal letters responding to his extraordinary offer. Fifty years later, an enormous cache of these letters are discovered—unopened.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
We're All Going to the World's Fair 30.

We're All Going to the World's Fair

April 15, 2022 | Not Rated
Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World’s Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Flux Gourmet 31.

Flux Gourmet

June 24, 2022 | NR
Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande 32.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

June 17, 2022 | R
Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) doesn’t know good sex. Whatever it may be, Nancy, a retired schoolteacher, is pretty sure she has never had it, but she is determined to finally do something about that. She even has a plan: It involves an anonymous hotel room, and a young sex worker who calls himself Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack). Leo is confident, dapper, and takes pride in being good at his job. He also appears to be intrigued by Nancy — one of many things to surprise her during their time together.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Benediction 33.

Benediction

June 3, 2022 | Not Rated
Benediction explores the turbulent life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden). The writer and soldier was a complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War and was decorated for his bravery but who became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war when he returned from service. His poetry was inspired by his experiences on the Western Front, and he became one of the leading war poets of the era. Adored by members of the aristocracy as well as stars of London’s literary and stage world, he embarked on affairs with several men as he attempted to come to terms with his homosexuality. At the same time, broken by the horror of war, he made his life’s journey a quest for salvation, trying to find it within the conformity of marriage and religion.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Pleasure 34.

Pleasure

May 13, 2022 | Unrated
Ninja Thyberg’s debut feature film is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel). Strong, self-confident and determined, Bella embarks on amission to become the best at any cost.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.4
Cha Cha Real Smooth 35.

Cha Cha Real Smooth

June 17, 2022 | R
Fresh out of college and without a clear life path going forward, 22-year-old Andrew (Cooper Raiff) is stuck back at home with his family in New Jersey. But if there’s one thing that belongs on his nonexistent résumé, it’s how to get a party started, which lands him the perfect job of motivational dancing at the bar and bat mitzvahs for his younger brother’s classmates. When Andrew befriends a local mom, Domino (Dakota Johnson), and her daughter, Lola (Vanessa Burghardt), he finally discovers a future he wants — even if it might not be his own.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Paris, 13th District 36.

Paris, 13th District

April 15, 2022 | NR
Paris, 13th District today. Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy – they’re friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.8
Emily the Criminal 37.

Emily the Criminal

August 5, 2022 | Not Rated
Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced not only by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black market capitalism, but also by her ardent mentor Youcef.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off 38.

Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off

April 5, 2022 | Not Rated
A wide-ranging, definitive look at Hawk’s life and iconic career, and his relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades. Hawk, born in San Diego, Calif., is a pioneer of modern vertical skating and one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. [HBO]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.8
On the Count of Three 39.

On the Count of Three

May 13, 2022 | Not Rated
Val (Jerrod Carmichael) has reached a place where he feels the only way out is to end things. But he considers himself a bit of a failure—his effectiveness lacking—so he figures he could use some help. As luck would have it, Val’s best friend, Kevin (Christopher Abbott), is recovering from a failed suicide attempt, so he seems like the perfect partner for executing this double suicide plan. But before they go, they have some unfinished business to attend to. [Sundance]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Gagarine 40.

Gagarine

April 1, 2022 | Not Rated
Youri, 16, has lived all his life in Gagarine Cité, a vast red brick housing project on the outskirts of Paris. From the heights of his apartment, he dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when plans to demolish his community’s home are leaked, Youri joins the resistance. With his friends Diana and Houssam, he embarks on a mission to save Gagarine, transforming the estate into his own “starship” – before it disappears into space forever.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Hatching 41.

Hatching

April 29, 2022 | NR
12-year-old Tinja is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night, Tinja finds a strange egg. What hatches is beyond belief.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.6
You Are Not My Mother 42.

You Are Not My Mother

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
It’s the week before Halloween. Char’s bedridden mother, Angela, has mysteriously gone missing. All that remains is her abandoned car parked in the middle of a field. When Angela returns home to their North Dublin estate the following evening without explanation, it becomes clear to Char and her grandmother, Rita, that something is amiss. She might look and sound the same, but Angela’s behavior has become increasingly erratic and frightening, as if she has been replaced by a malevolent force. As Halloween approaches, a night steeped in ancient Irish myth and legend, Char must unearth the dark secrets of her family in order to uncover the truth behind her mother's disappearance and save her, even if it means potentially losing her forever.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
4.5
Both Sides of the Blade 43.

Both Sides of the Blade

July 8, 2022 | Not Rated
Sara (Juliette Binoche) and Jean (Vincent Lindon) have been in a loving, stable relationship for ten years. They are happy. He is her rock, someone she can hold on to. When they first met, Sara was in a relationship with François (Grégoire Colin), Jean’s best friend. One day, Sara sees François on the street. He does not see her, but she is overwhelmed by a sensation that her life could suddenly change. François does indeed get in touch with Jean to suggest that they work together again. Before long, things are in danger of spiralling out of control. [Berlin]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Il Buco 44.

Il Buco

May 13, 2022 | Not Rated
During the economic boom of the 1960s, Europe’s highest building is being built in Italy’s prosperous North. At the other end of the country, young speleologists explore Europe’s deepest cave in the untouched Calabrian hinterland. The bottom of the Bifurto Abyss, 700 meters below Earth, is reached for the first time. The intruders’ venture goes unnoticed by the inhabitants of a small neighboring village, but not by the old shepherd of the Pollino plateau whose solitary life begins to interweave with the group’s journey.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The Tale of King Crab 45.

The Tale of King Crab

April 15, 2022 | Not Rated
Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the local tale of Luciano. Luciano lives as a wandering drunkard in a remote village of the region called Tuscia. Spiteful actions ensue between him and the prince of the region over the right of passage through an ancient gateway. Fueled by passions and jealousy, these actions result in a horrible misdeed. Now an unfortunate criminal, Luciano is exiled to the distant Tierra del Fuego where, with the help of ruthless gold-diggers, he searches for a mythical treasure, paving his way towards redemption. However, in these barren lands, only greed and insanity can prevail.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Lucy and Desi 46.

Lucy and Desi

March 4, 2022 | Not Rated
Lucy and Desi explores the unlikely partnership and enduring legacy of one of the most prolific power couples in entertainment history. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz risked everything to be together. Their love for each other led to the most influential show in the history of television, I Love Lucy. Desi – an immigrant from Cuba who lost everything in exile, became a band leader, and eventually a brilliant producer and technical pioneer. Lucille came from nothing and, with an unrivaled work ethic, built a career as a model, chorus girl and eventually as an actor in the studio system. She found her calling in comedy, first in radio. When Lucille was finally granted the opportunity to have her own television show, she insisted that her real-life spouse, Desi, be cast as her husband. Defying the odds, they re-invented the medium, on the screen and behind the cameras. The foundation of I Love Lucy was the constant rupture and repair of unconditional love. What Lucy and Desi couldn’t make work with each other, they gave to the rest of the world. Lucy and Desi is an insightful and intimate peek behind the curtain of these two remarkable trailblazers – featuring interviews with Lucie Arnaz Luckinbill, Norman Lear, Desi Arnaz Jr, Carol Burnett and Bette Midler.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.1
Emergency 47.

Emergency

May 20, 2022 | R
Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their “legendary tour.” Kunle is down, yet mostly concerned with finishing up his mold experiment in his lab, as his acceptance to Princeton is hinging on the results. They return to their apartment to pre-game, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious White female they don’t know on the floor and an oblivious Carlos, who didn’t hear her come in over the videogame blaring in his ears. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up (two Black men, one Latino man and a passed out White woman). Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl - who they nickname Goldilocks, but whose real name is Emma (Maddie Nichols) - into Sean’s van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma’s sister, Maddy (Sabrina Carpenter), has realized that Emma left the party they were at, and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma’s phone’s location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension- filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Official Competition 48.

Official Competition

June 17, 2022 | NR
In search of significance and social prestige, a billionaire businessman decides to make a film to leave his mark. To do so, he hires the best: a stellar team formed by famous filmmaker Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz) and two renowned actors, both enormously talented, but with even bigger egos: the Hollywood actor Félix Rivero (Antonio Banderas) and radical theater thespian Iván Torres (Oscar Martínez). Both legends, but not exactly the best of friends. Through a series of increasingly eccentric challenges set by Lola, Felix and Iván must face not only each other, but also their own legacies.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Pirates 49.

Pirates

April 1, 2022 | Not Rated
New Year’s Eve 1999. Cappo (Elliot Edusah), Two Tonne (Jordan Peters) and Kid (Reda Elazouar) drive through London in their tiny Peugeot 205, pumping a live garage set from the stereo and arguing about their Avirex jackets and Naf Naf imports. As the eighteen-year olds step into adulthood they know their lives and friendships are on the brink of change. Determined to end the century on a bang they drive from place to place in a desperate search for tickets for the best millennium party ever. In their efforts to end up somewhere, they end up closer together.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Anaïs in Love 50.

Anaïs in Love

April 29, 2022 | Not Rated
A spirited young woman (Anaïs Demoustier) falls in love with the novelist wife of the man with whom she’s having an affair.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
7 Days 51.

7 Days

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
Set-up on a pre-arranged date by their old-fashioned Indian parents, Ravi (Karan Soni) and Rita (Geraldine Viswanathan) seemingly have nothing in common. The situation turns both awkward and enlightening when they find themselves trapped inside together for a week.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Montana Story 52.

Montana Story

May 13, 2022 | R
Two estranged siblings (Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague) return home to the sprawling ranch they once knew and loved, confronting a deep and bitter family legacy against a mythic American backdrop.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
A Chiara 53.

A Chiara

May 27, 2022 | R
Winner of the Cannes’ Directors' Fortnight Award and a rising voice of Italian cinema, filmmaker Jonas Carpignano continues his exploration of the intricacies of life in contemporary Calabria with this compelling character study of a teenager, Chiara, who gradually comes to discover that her close-knit family is not all that it seems. In this furiously paced drama, Chiara investigates her father’s disappearance just one day after her oldest sister’s birthday. As she gets closer to the difficult truth about her mysteriously missing father—and the crime syndicates that control her region— Chiara is forced to decide what kind of future she wants for herself. [Neon]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Bull 54.

Bull

April 1, 2022 | R
Ten years after he was last seen, Bull (Neil Maskel), a vicious mob enforcer, seeks revenge on the gang that double-crossed him. He returns home to methodically track down those who betrayed him and find his beloved son. With the ominous warning: “I’m coming for all of them,” Bull stalks his former gang, leading up to a savage showdown between his wife and her mob boss father (David Hayman).
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie 55.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie

March 18, 2022 | PG-13
Yuuta Okkotsu is haunted. Ever since his childhood friend Rika died in a traffic accident, her ghost has stuck with him. But her spirit does not appear as the sweet girl Yuuta once knew. Instead, she manifests as a monstrous and powerful entity who fiercely protects him. Unable to control Rika's violent behavior, Yuuta is helpless to stop the bloodshed that follows from her brutal vengeance. As a result, when apprehended by "Jujutsu" sorcerers--the secret guardians of the world, trained to combat forces like Rika--Yuuta wishes to be completely isolated so that no one else can get hurt. Yet his apprehender, the master sorcerer Satoru Gojou, has different plans for him: he will join Jujutsu High School and learn to control Rika in order to help people. Now a first-year at this school, Yuuta starts to learn Jujutsu arts and combat malignant beings. Alongside his new classmates Maki Zenin, a Jujutsu weapons expert; Toge Inumaki, a spellcaster who uses his words as weapons; and Panda, a seemingly walking and talking panda bear, Yuuta begins to find his place in the world and, for once, to feel comfortable with his abilities. However, as his training progresses, Yuuta comes to learn that the dangers of the Jujutsu world go far beyond that of wicked spirits.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.4
The Batman 56.

The Batman

March 4, 2022 | PG-13
Batman ventures into Gotham City's underworld when a sadistic killer leaves behind a trail of cryptic clues. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator's plans become clear, he must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued the metropolis.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
The Survivor 57.

The Survivor

April 27, 2022 | Not Rated
The film is set post-World War II and will star Ben Foster as Harry Haft, a boxer who fought fellow prisoners in the concentration camps to survive. Haunted by the memories and his guilt, he attempts to use high-profile fights against boxing legends like Rocky Marciano as a way to find his first love again.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.8
Resurrection 58.

Resurrection

August 5, 2022 | Not Rated
Margaret (Rebecca Hall) leads a successful and orderly life, perfectly balancing the demands of her busy career and single parenthood to her fiercely independent daughter Abbie. But that careful balance is upended when she glimpses a man she instantly recognizes, an unwelcome shadow from her past. A short time later, she encounters him again. Before long, Margaret starts seeing David (Tim Roth) everywhere — and their meetings appear to be far from an unlucky coincidence. Battling her rising fear, Margaret must confront the monster she’s evaded for two decades who has come to conclude their unfinished business. [Sundance]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Hellbender 59.

Hellbender

February 24, 2022 | Not Rated
In Hellbender, 16-year-old Izzy (Zelda Adams) suffers from a rare illness that has kept her isolated on a mountaintop with her mother (Toby Poser) her whole life. As Izzy begins to question her sickness, she pushes back against her confinement and secretly befriends Amber (Lulu Adams), another girl living on the mountain, but her newfound happiness is derailed after she eats a live worm as part of a juvenile game and finds an insatiable and violent hunger awakened within her. To understand the hunger, Izzy must learn the dark secrets of her family's past and the ancient power in her bloodline.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.4
Huda's Salon 60.

Huda's Salon

March 4, 2022 | R
Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.6
The Outfit 61.

The Outfit

March 18, 2022 | R
An expert tailor (Mark Rylance) must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.4
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 62.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Nicolas Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones. With a career built for this very moment, the seminal award-winning actor must take on the role of a lifetime: Nick Cage.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.2
The Forgiven 63.

The Forgiven

July 1, 2022 | Not Rated
Speeding through the Moroccan desert to attend an old friend’s lavish weekend party, wealthy Londoners David and Jo Henninger (Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain) are involved in a tragic accident with a local teenage boy. Arriving late at the grand villa with the debauched party raging, the couple attempts to cover up the incident with the collusion of the local police. But when the boy’s father arrives seeking justice, the stage is set for a tension-filled culture clash in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 64.

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

May 20, 2022 | PG
In Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Chip and Dale are living amongst cartoons and humans in modern-day Los Angeles, but their lives are quite different now. It has been decades since their successful television series was canceled, and Chip has succumbed to a life of suburban domesticity as an insurance salesman. Dale, meanwhile, has had CGI surgery and works the nostalgia convention circuit, desperate to relive his glory days. When a former cast mate mysteriously disappears, Chip and Dale must repair their broken friendship and take on their Rescue Rangers detective personas once again to save their friend's life.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
tbd
Fresh 65.

Fresh

March 4, 2022 | R
Frustrated by scrolling dating apps only to end up on lame, tedious dates, Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones) takes a chance by giving her number to the awkwardly charming Steve (Sebastian Stan) after a produce-section meet-cute at the grocery store. During a subsequent date at a local bar, sassy banter gives way to a chemistry-laden hookup, and a smitten Noa dares to hope that she might have actually found a real connection with the dashing cosmetic surgeon. She accepts Steve’s invitation to an impromptu weekend getaway, only to find that her new paramour has been hiding some unusual appetites. [Sundance]
Metascore:
67
User Score:
6.6
Master 66.

Master

March 18, 2022 | R
Professor Gail Bishop (Regina Hall) has recently been promoted to “Master” of a residence hall, the first time at storied Ancaster College that a Black woman has held the post. Determined to breathe new life into a centuries-old tradition, Gail soon finds herself wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee), an energetic and optimistic Black freshman. Jasmine’s time at Ancaster hits a snag early on when she’s assigned a dorm room that is rumored to be haunted. Things get worse when Jasmine clashes in the classroom with Liv Beckman (Amber Gray), a professor in the middle of her own racially charged tenure review. As Gail tries to maintain order and fulfill the duties of a Master, the cracks begin to show in Ancaster’s once-immaculate facade. After a career spent fighting to make it into Ancaster’s inner circle, Gail is confronted with the horrifying prospect of what lies beneath, her question ultimately becoming not whether the school is haunted, but by whom.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
4.6
Men 67.

Men

May 20, 2022 | R
In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Jessie Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal. But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her. What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
tbd
The Phantom of the Open 68.

The Phantom of the Open

June 3, 2022 | PG-13
Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Operation Mincemeat 69.

Operation Mincemeat

May 6, 2022 | PG-13
It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan to launch an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge - how to protect the invasion force from potential annihilation. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war - centered on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. [Netflix]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.3
Call Jane 70.

Call Jane

October 28, 2022 | Not Rated
Chicago, 1968. As a city and the nation are poised on the brink of violent political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy leads an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy leads to a life-threatening condition, she must navigate a medical establishment unwilling to help. Her journey to find a solution to an impossible situation leads her to the “Janes,” a clandestine organization of women who provide Joy with a safer alternative — and in the process, change her life. [Sundance]
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. 71.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

September 2, 2022 | Not Rated
As the proud first lady of a Southern Baptist megachurch, Trinitie Childs (Regina Hall) carries immense responsibility on her shoulders. Her church, Wander To Greater Paths, once served a congregation in the tens of thousands, but after a scandal involving her husband, Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown), forced the church to close temporarily, Trinitie is struggling to manage the aftermath. Now Trinitie and Lee-Curtis must rebuild their congregation and reconcile their faith by all means necessary to make the biggest comeback that commodified religion has ever seen.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Watcher 72.

Watcher

June 3, 2022 | Not Rated
As a serial killer stalks the city, Julia (Maika Monroe) – a young actress who just moved to town with her boyfriend – notices a mysterious stranger watching her from across the street.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
How to Survive a Pandemic 73.

How to Survive a Pandemic

March 29, 2022 | Not Rated
David France's documentary takes an inside look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and roll out COVID-19 vaccines in the war against the coronavirus pandemic. The documentary began filming in early 2020 as the largest public health effort in history got underway and followed those efforts of over the next 18 months, exploring in real time the hard work and collaboration of health agencies worldwide, as well as the political and moral failures of governments to act impartially and equitably. [HBO]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
Marvelous and the Black Hole 74.

Marvelous and the Black Hole

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
A teenage delinquent (Miya Cech) befriends a surly magician (Rhea Perlman) who helps her navigate her inner demons and dysfunctional family with sleight of hand magic. A coming-of-age comedy that touches on unlikely friendships, grief and finding hope in the darkest moments.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
tbd
The Bad Guys 75.

The Bad Guys

April 22, 2022 | PG
Never have there been five friends as infamous as The Bad Guys—dashing pickpocket Mr. Wolf (Sam Rockwell), seen-it-all safecracker Mr. Snake (Marc Maron), chill master-of-disguise Mr. Shark (Craig Robinson), short-fused “muscle” Mr. Piranha (Anthony Ramos) and sharp-tongued expert hacker Ms. Tarantula (Awkwafina), aka “Webs.” But when, after years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught, Mr. Wolf brokers a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save them all from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor Professor Marmalade (Richard Ayoade), an arrogant (but adorable!) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that they’ve been transformed. Along the way, though, Mr. Wolf begins to suspect that doing good for real may give him what he’s always secretly longed for: acceptance. So when a new villain threatens the city, can Mr. Wolf persuade the rest of the gang to become … The Good Guys?
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.9
Downton Abbey: A New Era 76.

Downton Abbey: A New Era

May 20, 2022
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event Downton Abbey: A New Era. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
tbd
Dual 77.

Dual

April 15, 2022 | R
Upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah (Karen Gillan) opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Now she has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.8
All the Old Knives 78.

All the Old Knives

April 8, 2022 | R
When the CIA discovers one of its agents leaked information that cost more than 100 people their lives, veteran operative Henry Pelham (Chris Pine) is assigned to root out the mole from among his former officemates at the agency’s Vienna station. His investigation takes him from Austria to England to California, where he is reunited with his one-time colleague and ex-lover Celia Harrison (Thandiwe Newton). The pair are forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this riveting tale of global espionage, moral ambiguity, and deadly betrayal. [Amazon]
Metascore:
62
User Score:
5.6
892 79.

892

August 26, 2022 | Not Rated
When Marine Veteran Brian Brown-Easley (John Boyega) is denied support from Veteran’s Affairs, financially desperate and running out of options, he takes a bank and several of its employees hostage, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with the police. Based on the true story.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
As They Made Us 80.

As They Made Us

April 8, 2022 | R
Abigail (Dianna Agron), a divorced mother of two, is struggling to balance the dynamic forces within her dysfunctional family as she attempts to cultivate new love.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness 81.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

May 6, 2022 | PG-13
In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.3
The Lost City 82.

The Lost City

March 25, 2022 | PG-13
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
5.6
Human Factors 83.

Human Factors

May 6, 2022 | Not Rated
A mysterious home invasion triggers off a shake in the core of a cosmopolitan middle-class family and unveils the fragility of truth and the power of individual perspective.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Metal Lords 84.

Metal Lords

April 8, 2022 | R
Two kids want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal. Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) is a diehard metal fan who knows his history and shreds. His dream is to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands. He enlists his best friend Kevin (Jaeden Martell) to man the drums. But with schoolmates more interested in Bieber than Black Sabbath, finding a bassist is a struggle. Until Kevin overhears Emily (Isis Hainsworth) playing her cello. The motley crew must contend with school, parents, hormones and teen angst while trying to get along long enough for Skullf*cker to win the Battle of the Bands.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.0
Lux Æterna 85.

Lux Æterna

May 6, 2022 | Not Rated
Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg are on a film set telling stories about witches. Technical problems and psychotic outbreaks gradually plunge the shoot into chaos.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
All My Puny Sorrows 86.

All My Puny Sorrows

May 3, 2022 | R
Based on the international best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows is the poignant story of two sisters-one a concert pianist obsessed with ending her life, the other, a writer, who in wrestling with this decision, makes profound discoveries about her herself.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Superior 87.

Superior

March 25, 2022 | Not Rated
When Marian is on the run, she goes to the only place she knows is safe: her childhood home. She is greeted by her estranged sister, Vivian, a stay-at-home housewife struggling to conceive and on the verge of a failing marriage. Though the two are identical twins, they live opposite lives. Marian’s mysterious return disrupts Vivian’s small-town routine, and the sisters must learn to reconnect and reconcile. When Marian's haunting past finally catches up to her, their separate worlds collide, catapulting both sisters into grave danger.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Moonshot 88.

Moonshot

March 31, 2022 | PG-13
Moonshot follows Walt (Cole Sprouse) and Sophie (Lana Condor) as they join forces in order to be reunited with their significant others. The two embark upon a lively journey that winds up taking them both wildly and unexpectedly off course.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
4.6
Charlotte 89.

Charlotte

April 22, 2022 | Not Rated
Charlotte is an animated drama that tells the true story of Charlotte Salomon, a young German-Jewish painter who comes of age in Berlin on the eve of the Second World War. Fiercely imaginative and deeply gifted, she dreams of becoming an artist. Her first love applauds her talent, which emboldens her resolve. But the world around her is changing quickly and dangerously, limiting her options and derailing her dream. When anti-Semitic policies inspire violent mobs, she leaves Berlin for the safety of the South of France. There she begins to paint again, and finds new love. But her work is interrupted, this time by a family tragedy that reveals an even darker secret. Believing that only the extraordinary will save her, she embarks on the monumental adventure of painting her life story.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Jane by Charlotte 90.

Jane by Charlotte

March 18, 2022 | Not Rated
Charlotte Gainsbourg looks at her mother Jane Birkin in a way she never did, overcoming a sense of reserve. Using a camera lens, they expose themselves to each other, begin to step back, leaving space for a mother-daughter relationship.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
The Aviary 91.

The Aviary

April 29, 2022 | R
Two women's desperately try to escape the clutches of Skylight, an insidious cult. Lured in by the promise of "freedom" in the isolated desert campus called "The Aviary", Jillian (Malin Akerman) and Blair (Lorenzo Izzo) join forces to escape in hopes of real freedom. Consumed by fear and paranoia, they can't shake the feeling that they are being followed by the cult's leader, Seth (Chris Messina), a man as seductive as he is controlling. The more distance the pair gains from the cult, the more Seth holds control of their minds. With supplies dwindling and their senses failing, Jillian and Blair are faced with a horrifying question: how do you run from an enemy who lives inside your head?
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
a-ha: the Movie 92.

a-ha: the Movie

April 8, 2022 | Not Rated
When a-ha’s breakthrough hit Take On Me shot to 1 on the Billboard charts in 1985, it turned its three young band members into global superstars overnight. While the iconic song and its groundbreaking music video remain ubiquitous to this day, the story of a-ha didn’t end there. After 35 years, a deep catalog of 11 studio albums and 55 million units sold – despite controversies and disagreements – a-ha continues to record music and play to packed arenas around the world. Following Mags, Morten and Pal over a period of four years, a-ha: The Movie provides unprecedented access to the inner workings of the band as well as a career spanning look at one of the most enduring and beloved acts in pop music history.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Infinite Storm 93.

Infinite Storm

March 25, 2022 | R
As an experienced climber (Naomi Watts) ascends Mt. Washington, she turns back before she reaches the summit as a huge blizzard approaches. But on her way down, she encounters a lone, stranded man, and takes it upon herself to get them both down the mountain before nightfall arrives and they succumb to the storm. Based on a true story.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.4
Crush 94.

Crush

April 29, 2022 | Not Rated
An aspiring young artist joins her high school track team and later discovers what real love feels like when she finds herself falling for an unexpected teammate.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
5.6
Return to Space 95.

Return to Space

April 7, 2022 | Not Rated
For the first time, Oscar-winning directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Free Solo, The Rescue) point their lenses to the sky, covering the inspirational rise of SpaceX and Elon Musk’s two-decade effort to resurrect America’s space travel ambitions. Offering rare access inside the first crewed mission launched from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, this is an intimate portrait of the engineers and astronauts chosen for the historic moment. Following NASA veterans Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, and their families in the leadup to launch, Return To Space brings viewers along for their thrilling ride to the International Space Station, and into mission control with Musk and the SpaceX team as they bring them back to Earth for a dramatic splashdown return. [Netflix]
Metascore:
56
User Score:
2.0
Offseason 96.

Offseason

March 11, 2022 | Not Rated
After receiving a mysterious letter, a woman travels to a desolate island town and soon becomes trapped in a nightmare.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
3.6
Ultrasound 97.

Ultrasound

March 11, 2022 | Not Rated
Driving home late at night during a heavy rainstorm, Glen experiences car trouble. Near where his car gets stuck, he spots a house, knocks on the door and is greeted by an oddly friendly middle-aged man, Arthur, and his younger wife, Cyndi. The strange couple pours him a drink, and then more drinks, followed by an unexpected offer that Glen can’t refuse. Elsewhere, a young woman, Katie, is feeling emotionally weighed down by a secret romantic arrangement that feels like a textbook case of gaslighting. And at the same time, in a nondescript research facility, medical professional Shannon begins questioning her role in a bizarre experiment, fearing that she’s doing more harm than good.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd
Ambulance 98.

Ambulance

April 8, 2022 | R
Decorated veteran Will Sharp (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), desperate for money to cover his wife’s medical bills, asks for help from the one person he knows he shouldn’t—his adoptive brother Danny (Jake Gyllenhaal). A charismatic career criminal, Danny instead offers him a score: the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history: $32 million. With his wife’s survival on the line, Will can’t say no. But when their getaway goes spectacularly wrong, the desperate brothers hijack an ambulance with a wounded cop clinging to life and ace EMT Cam Thompson (Eiza González) onboard. In a high-speed pursuit that never stops, Will and Danny must evade a massive, city-wide law enforcement response, keep their hostages alive, and somehow try not to kill each other, all while executing the most insane escape L.A. has ever seen.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.0
The Adam Project 99.

The Adam Project

March 11, 2022 | PG-13
A time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.6
Along for the Ride 100.

Along for the Ride

May 6, 2022 | Not Rated
The summer before college Auden meets the mysterious Eli, a fellow insomniac. While the seaside town of Colby sleeps, the two embark on a nightly quest to help Auden experience the fun, carefree teen life she never knew she wanted.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
tbd

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