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Review: 'The Whaler Boy'

Russian writer-director Philipp Yuryev's coming-of-age feature, The Whaler Boy, is available for rental tomorrow via virtual cinemas and other VOD platforms. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

The Best Films of 2021

Our regular contributors at The Lens -- Kayla McCulloch, Joshua Ray, and Andrew Wyatt -- have assembled a list of their favorite films of 2021. No rankings here: Just a curated list of 30 excellent films that made 2021 a standout year for cinema. Adjust your Watchlists accordingly.

Review: 'A Hero'

Acclaimed director Asghar Farhadi's new drama A Hero screened this past November at SLIFF, and tomorrow it opens in select local theaters. Critic Kayla McCulloch has a review of the master Iranian filmmaker's latest:

Review: 'The Matrix Resurrections'

After 18 years, it's time to re-enter the Matrix. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review of Lana Wachowski's The Matrix Resurrections, opening in theaters tomorrow and simultaneously available to steam from HBO Max.

Review: 'Nightmare Alley'

Director Guillermo del Toro's remake / re-adaptation of the classic noir Nightmare Alley opens in theaters on Friday. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

Review: 'Being the Ricardos'

Aaron Sorkin's Being the Ricardos is now playing in select theaters, and will be available to stream from Amazon Prime on December 21. At The Lens, critic Kayla McCulloch has a review:

Review: 'Benedetta'

Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven's long-awaited period drama about lesbian nuns in Renaissance Italy, finally opens in theaters tomorrow. Critic Andrew Wyatt has a review:

Review: 'El Planeta'

Amalia Ulman's debut feature El Planeta screens at the Webster University Film Series tomorrow. (One night only!) Critic Kayla McCulloch has a review of this tongue-in-cheek comedy about two women navigating life in a Spain that's still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis: