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  1. the devil all the time
    In The Devil All the Time, Jason Clarke Finally Embraces the CuckFor years, Jason Clarke has been Hollywood’s go-to cuckold. The new Netflix drama is a landmark role — his first time playing an actual cuck.
  2. fall movies fantasy league
    Fall Movies Fantasy League Week Two Results: Candyman Flees to 2021, Scores ZeroUniversal’s horror remake was the fall’s first major release to leave the schedule. How many more will follow?
  3. the oscars
    What the Oscars’ New Diversity Initiative Does — and Doesn’t— DoStarting in 2024, Best Picture nominees must hit two of the Academy’s four new diversity and inclusion standards, or be disqualified.
  4. fall movies fantasy league
    Fall Movies Fantasy League Week One: Tenet’s Roaring Start Kicks Off the SeasonChris Nolan’s new movie cost competitors a major chunk of their budget. So far, it appears to be a solid investment.
  5. time travel
    Tenet’s Most Intriguing Fan Theory, ExplainedSome fans think they’ve pinpointed the secret identity of Robert Pattinson’s character. How plausible is it?
  6. posterity
    A Beat-by-Beat Explanation of What Happens in TenetTurns out the plot of Christopher Nolan’s new movie is also a mystery to people who have seen it.
  7. fall movies preview
    Introducing Vulture’s Fall Movies Fantasy LeagueCan you predict which movies will actually come out and which will go straight to VOD?
  8. today in the nba bubble
    Milwaukee Bucks Go On Strike Before Playoff Game to Protest Jacob Blake ShootingThe Lakers and the Clippers reportedly voted to suspend their NBA seasons in response to the Jacob Blake shooting.
  9. trailer mix
    See the Trailer for Sundance Crowd-Pleaser The Forty-Year-Old VersionWriter/director/actress Radha Blank won the Sundance Vanguard Award for her comedy about a once-promising playwright who turns to hip-hop.
  10. role call
    William Sadler Answers Every Question We Have About Bill & Ted’s Bogus JourneyThe veteran character actor on the origin of Death’s Czech accent, creating some of the character’s most famous lines, and bonding with George Carlin.
  11. friday night movie club
    I Loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I’m Scared to Ever Rewatch It.This week’s Friday Night Movie Club is a film about whether it’s worth it to keep mining your memories for meaning.
  12. bonus tracks
    Taylor Swift Releases Another Song Reminding You How Much She Likes EnglandIt’s appropriately melodramatic, paying tribute to the poets of the Lake District.
  13. the file
    Who Is Keanu Reeves, Really?He’s Neo. He’s John Wick. He’s Johnny Utah. He’ll soon be Ted again, in Bill and Ted Face the Music.
  14. rankings
    All 162 Taylor Swift Songs, RankedThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography. Where do her Folklore songs land?
  15. today in the nba bubble
    NBA Bubble to Allow Family and ‘Friends,’ Prompting Uncomfortable ConversationsUnfortunately, people “known by the player only through social media” will not be allowed in.
  16. close reads
    Untangling Taylor Swift’s ‘Teenage Love Triangle’ Trilogy“Cardigan,” “august,” and “betty” tell a story of high-school romantic drama from three different perspectives.
  17. what about the goat
    The Palm Springs Guys Debate Whether Sarah and Nyles Escaped the Time LoopDirector Max Barbakow and writer Andy Siara explain — or don’t — how Nyles got in the loop, the missing goat, and the meaning of “shukran.”
  18. today in the nba bubble
    Basketball Returns, Bol Bol Does Things a Very Tall Man Should Not Be Able to DoThe seven-foot-two rookie ran a fast break, hit pull-up threes, and blocked shots by barely leaving his feet.
  19. cannes 2020
    How Each Major Film Festival Is Responding to the CoronavirusTelluride is canceled, and TIFF tells journalists to stay away.
  20. game of thrones
    It Sure Sounds Like We Know What the Game of Thrones Prequel Will Be AboutCasting rumors for House of the Dragon indicate the spinoff will tackle the Targaryens’ “Dance of the Dragons.”
  21. the great oregon fry-off
    How to Make the Oily Cakes From First CowIn 1820s Oregon, fried dough causes a sensation. But does it taste as good as it looks?
  22. animal actors
    Meet the Year’s Newest Moo-vie Star: Eve the Cow From First CowGet to know the apple-munching, attention-loving, improvising bovine beauty at the heart of Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow.
  23. miranda refuted
    The Academy Says the Hamilton Movie Won’t Be Eligible at Next Year’s OscarsDespite what the Academy says, Disney reportedly plans to submit the project for the Oscars and various guild awards.
  24. oscar futures
    Can Eurovision Crash the Oscars’ Best Original Song Race?Of all the pitch-perfect spoofs in the Netflix movie, one song stands out among the rest.
  25. awards season
    Hey Look, the SAG Awards Are Moving, TooFollowing in Oscar’s footsteps, the SAG Awards will push their ceremony back to March 14.
  26. oscars
    Congratulations to the Parasite Cast and the Other 800 New Academy MembersAs part of its continuing diversity efforts, AMPAS extended invitations to 819 prospective new members.
  27. clips
    The Queer Eye Guys Take on Gritty, But How Do You Improve on Perfection?Can the wild-eyed Flyers mascot pull off a French tuck?
  28. twist endings
    The Irresistible Ending That Everyone Hates, ExplainedJon Stewart’s political comedy has a lower approval rating than Donald Trump.
  29. what i learned
    What I Learned About My Parents in QuarantineBiker babe, baseball fan, mimic of machinery noises — they’re so much more than Mom and Dad.
  30. movie stars
    Let’s Ask Again: Can Pete Davidson Be a Movie Star?The King of Staten Island is Hollywood’s most serious attempt yet to see if the SNL star can make the jump to big-screen success.
  31. awards season
    The Golden Globes’ New Date Is the Same as the Oscars’ Old OneThe ongoing game of awards-season musical chairs continues.
  32. the view from home
    Director Stanley Nelson Is Proud His Children Left Him to Go ProtestThe documentarian hopes the industry understands, “This is not an opportunity for white filmmakers to get another commission.”
  33. loopholes
    Two Filmmakers Rented Out a Theater and Got the No. 1 Movie in AmericaAn inspiring story of what can be accomplished with a little bit of time, a lot of imagination, and plenty of money to burn.
  34. oscars 2021
    Oscars Extend Season, Push Ceremony to April 25The cutoff for eligibility moves back to February, as well.
  35. the academy
    The Oscars Are Opening Up More Seats at the Best Picture TableThe Academy is taking new steps to not be so white.
  36. vulture lists
    13 Cannes Films We’re Excited to See, If and When They Finally Come OutWith the festival canceled, we’ll have to find another way to see The French Dispatch and the Train to Busan sequel.
  37. vulture recommends
    The 59 Best Movies to Watch With Your Parents During QuarantineFor anyone who’s riding out the coronavirus at their childhood home.
  38. vulture lists
    The 33 Best Movies Over 3 Hours LongGot some extra time? Lose yourself in these cinematic spectacles.
  39. uncut gems
    The Story Behind the Uncut Gems House, and the 83-Year-Old Widow Who Owns ItTo Rose Leviton, the Safdies are just “two young boys” who made a movie in her kitchen. Now that it’s on Netflix, she might even watch it.
  40. very short debates
    One Year Later, Was the Game of Thrones Finale Really That Bad?Consensus says that “The Iron Throne” was one of the worst finales of all time. Is it ripe for a reappraisal?
  41. vulture lists
    The 83 Non-M.J. Talking Heads in The Last Dance, RankedAll have something to say, but with dozens of interview subjects, not all of what they have to say is equally valuable.
  42. release dates
    New Mutants Absolutely Refuses to Die, Sets August Release DateIt’s the fifth separate release date for the star-crossed superhero project.
  43. the last dance
    Why Did Michael Jordan Star in Space Jam?Why did the most competitive athlete of his generation spend a summer shooting a kids’ movie? Brand synergy, baby.
  44. vulture sports
    Faroe Islands Fantasy Soccer Will Be the Only Thing That Gets Me Through SummerThe tiny North Atlantic archipelago is starting up its Premier League this weekend. In a world without sports, I’m already obsessed.
  45. the last dance
    Watch an Exclusive Last Dance Clip of Michael Jordan Being ‘an A-hole’This clip from ESPN’s The Last Dance provides a look at Jordan’s cold-eyed practice demeanor.
  46. explainers
    The Controversy Behind Michael Jordan’s ‘Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too’ QuoteThe Last Dance clears up one lingering Jordan mystery, but the answer probably won’t change your mind about him.
  47. the oscars
    The Oscars Made the Right CallIn allowing films released on streaming or VOD to compete next year, the Academy threw aside its qualms and made an admirably pragmatic decision.
  48. vulture lists
    19 Outrageous Dennis Rodman StoriesIf The Last Dance has you craving more Dennis Rodman stories, we’ve got you covered.
  49. oscar futures
    Imagining the Oscars With No Oscar BaitIf no more films come out this year, movies like The Way Back and Birds of Prey could become Best Picture nominees by default.
  50. games
    Playing Quiplash With 11 Comedians Trapped in Their HomesIn the age of social distancing, the five-year-old mobile party game is enjoying a surge of popularity within the comedy scene.
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