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  1. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who’s in Front As the Race Kicks Off?Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast was the belle of Toronto, with King Richard and The Power of the Dog also drawing raves.
  2. chasing ben
    The Twinned Fates of Matt and BenThe yin-yang journey of Hollywood’s two best bros.
  3. oscars 2022
    ’Scuse Me, Sir, Can I Interest You in Some Oscars?What will the 2022 Oscars look like? And, more importantly, will anyone care?
  4. oscars 2022
    This Year’s Best Actress Race Could Spark a Full-On Stan WarThe actresses who have made the strongest early impressions are also the ones with the most extremely invested fan bases.
  5. tiff 2021
    Dune, Reviewed By Someone Who Popped an Edible BeforehandSPACESHIP GO WHIRRRR, CANNON GO BOOOOM, ORCHESTRA GO BRRRRAAWWRRRRRR.
  6. you gotta listen to this
    Last Night in Soho Is Edgar Wright’s Love Letter to Swinging ’60s SoundsRather than simply trotting out the old hits, Last Night in Soho has fun putting its own spin on period classics.
  7. fellow kids
    How Old Does Ben Platt Look in Dear Evan Hansen?The Broadway adaptation plays like a grown man’s elaborate scheme to distract a bunch of teenagers from the fact that he is twice as old as they are.
  8. renesmee
    The Twilight Baby Walked So the Annette Baby Could FlyThe breakout star of Cannes 2021 is a puppet.
  9. very good q&a
    The Suicide Squad’s David Dastmalchian Has Won the Character-Actor LotteryWith a breakout turn in The Suicide Squad and Dune on the horizon, the 44-year-old actor is finding that the roles are now coming to him.
  10. close reads
    The Enigmatic Ending of The Green Knight, ExplainedIt’s like The Sopranos, but maybe not exactly like The Sopranos.
  11. commercials
    At Last, an Adam Driver You Can Truly RideIn Driver’s new Burberry campaign, horse becomes man, man becomes horse, Oscar-nominated actor becomes centaur.
  12. cannes 2021
    The Best Movies Out of Cannes Are Slow, Introspective, and Utterly BonkersThis year’s French film festival was a polar-bear plunge back into the world of cinema.
  13. cannes 2021
    Which of These Cannes Movies Is the ‘Next Uncut Gems’?A new film-festival tradition: crowning the heir to Howard Ratner.
  14. cannes 2021
    The French Body-Horror Film That Has Cannes in StitchesJulia Ducournau’s Titane kicks off with a woman having sex with her car, and only gets more bonkers from there.
  15. cannes 2021
    There’s Darkness at the Edge of Wes Anderson’s Technicolor French DispatchHollywood’s least-contemporary filmmaker has made a movie all about prison, protests, and police.
  16. cannes 2021
    Hey, Sean Penn Didn’t Get Booed at Cannes This TimeFlag Day’s premiere night went decidedly better than the last time the actor-director was on the Croisette.
  17. cannes 2021
    The Souvenir Part II More Than Justifies Its Own ExistenceJoanna Hogg and Tilda Swinton receive a roar of applause at their sequel film’s Cannes premiere.
  18. cannes 2021
    The Best Sex Scene at Cannes Is in CowI’m talking, of course, about Andrea Arnold’s new documentary about cows.
  19. cannes 2021
    The Hottest Ticket at Cannes Is a Clean Spit SampleNew COVID regulations ensure that — for American attendees of the 2021 Festival de Cannes — the French event has become an odyssey of saliva.
  20. the great british chatting show
    U.S. vs. U.K.? An Anglophile and an America Fanboy DebatePodcast host Roger Bennett has written a new memoir, Reborn in the USA, detailing his youthful fascination with all things American.
  21. cannes 2021
    Against All Odds, Cannes Film Festival Is BackHere are the 12 movies we’re excited to see on the Croisette this year.
  22. oscars
    Damn, the Academy Asked Out Steven Yeun and Robert Pattinson Before You CouldThey’re invited to join the Academy’s class of 2021 alongside Maria Bakalova, Janet Jackson, and 391 more.
  23. oscars 2022
    Justice for There Will Be Blood: Academy Revamps Controversial Score RuleThe Academy got rid of a rule that mandated original scores must comprise at least 60 percent of a film’s music.
  24. height in hollywood
    F9 Makes Dom Toretto Canonically TallThanks to the power of flashback casting!
  25. f is for family
    Cardi B’s Cameo in F9, ExplainedShe plays “Cara’s sister” in the action sequel. But wait — who’s Cara?
  26. this town is big enough
    Are You Ready for the Summer of Sparks?With a new documentary out now and a musical debuting at Cannes, the stars are aligning for the “underrated, overlooked, and hugely influential” duo.
  27. mayoral race
    How Every NYC TV Character Would Vote in the New York City Mayor’s RaceWe’ve taken a peek inside the minds of television’s most famous New Yorkers to see who they’re ranking No. 1.
  28. film festival
    17 Films You Should See at This Year’s Tribeca FestivalFrom an Ilana Glazer pregnancy-horror movie to a biographical doc about Anthony Bourdain.
  29. theories
    Let’s All Obsess Over What’s in That Mare of Easttown PhotoThe possibilities are truly endless.
  30. oscars 2022
    Oscars Push 2022 Ceremony to Late March to Make You Miss Them a Little BitThe Academy is going to make it 1997 again through science or magic.
  31. summer 2021
    96 Movies You May or May Not Want to See This SummerTheaters are opening, the big screen is back, and we’re doing a deep dive on the films worth your undivided attention this summer.
  32. pennsylvania
    Here’s What Every Mare of Easttown Character Would Order at WawaItalian hoagie? Chicken strips? The Gobbler?
  33. oscars 2022
    These Are the Movies the Academy Is Counting On to Save the OscarsThanks to the disruption that marred this year’s ceremony, the 2022 Oscars race should feature twice as many big studio movies as usual.
  34. oscars 2021
    What Did We Learn From This Strange Oscars Season?No movie theaters. No in-person campaigning. And a new president in the White House. How did all these changes ultimately affect the awards race?
  35. oscars 2021
    Why Anthony Hopkins Won Best Actor Over Chadwick BosemanIt was the most shocking Oscar win of the night. What made it possible?
  36. cheese
    Smile! A Complete History of the Oscar Nominee Class PhotoSince we couldn’t delight in a new group shot this year, we looked back at 36 years of classics.
  37. oscar futures
    Vulture’s Final 2021 Oscars Predictions for Every CategoryThe longest awards season ever finally comes to an end.
  38. the industry
    Scott Rudin, As Told by His AssistantsA portrait of a toxic workplace.
  39. oscars 2021
    We’ve Been Having the Same Fights About the Oscars for 70 YearsFrom Parasite to Green Book, many of the Oscars fights of recent years are actually reprises of controversies from days of old.
  40. vulture lists
    The Stoner Canon: 101 Trippy Movies, Albums, Books, TV Shows, and MoreThe ultimate guide to experiencing the high.
  41. oscar futures
    Who the Heck Is Going to Win Best Actress?Oscars Night will arrive with each precursor having named a different Best Actress winner. Which nominee really has the edge?
  42. the gold rush
    Promising Young Woman’s Unexpected Male Casting Is One of Its Strongest SuitsFrom Adam Brody to Max Greenfield, every terrible man in the film is played by a TV crush from decades past.
  43. the gold rush
    Does Nomadland Have Best Picture Sewn Up?After its big win at the Producers Guild Awards, Chloé Zhao’s film has all the momentum. Is it a lock for Best Picture?
  44. timelines
    Lana Del Rey’s 10-Year War With the CultureA decade of backlash.
  45. ooh it’s them!
    The 32 Greatest Character Actors Working TodayWe asked critics and Hollywood creators: Which supporting players make everything better?
  46. profile
    Bill Camp and Elizabeth Marvel, the Character-Actor Power CoupleThey are two of the most in-demand performers working today. They are also really cute together.
  47. oscars 2021
    After the Oscar Nominations, Who’s the Early Leader in Best Picture?After Monday’s nominations, here’s a rough ranking of the eight Best Picture nominees, from The Father to … well, no spoilers.
  48. oscars 2021
    Oscar Nominations: The Snubs and Surprises“Húsavík” made it in, Ma Rainey and One Night in Miami got snubbed, and LaKeith Stanfield showed up somewhere unexpected.
  49. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Our Last, Best Guess at the NominationsNow that PGA, DGA, and BAFTA have weighed in, who are we picking?
  50. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Surprise Globe Winners Keep Up Momentum?As Oscar voting gets underway this week, the Globes gave the Academy a vision of Nomadland and Andra Day triumphant.
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