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  1. oscar futures
    Welcome to the First Oscars of the Post-Slap EraWake up. It’s awards season again.
  2. oscar futures
    The New Rules of Oscars SeasonAs we stand on the precipice of another awards season, here are four crucial lessons to remember about the way the Academy works now.
  3. vulture lists
    The 35 Best Movies Over 3 Hours LongGot some extra time? Lose yourself in these cinematic spectacles.
  4. oscar futures
    Are You Ready for This Year’s Incredibly Messy Best Actor Race?In The Whale and The Son, two of the strongest Best Actor contenders come from films a chunk of the critical community absolutely loathed.
  5. vulture investigates
    What Are Tom Hanks’s 4 ‘Pretty Good’ Movies? An Investigation.Hanks might have been joking when he said he’d only made four “pretty good” movies. But what if he wasn’t?
  6. vulture lists
    The 52 Best Movies Under 90 MinutesFrom Run Lola Run to Borat.
  7. she’s due
    Will This Finally Be Michelle Williams’s Year?Williams is the emotional backbone of Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, and this puts her in an Oscars sweet spot.
  8. roma watch
    Which of This Year’s Wannabe Romas Is the Most Roma-y?It’s shaping up to be a banner fall for directors doing Romas, with Armageddon Time, Empire of Light, and The Fabelmans.
  9. tiff 2022
    Damien Chazelle Pulls Back the Veil on Babylon At TIFFChazelle isn’t done with Babylon yet, but he did treat TIFF to the trailer, revealing an extravaganza of Old Hollywood misbehavior.
  10. tiff 2022
    Is Harry Styles a Good Actor? A ConversationAfter the premieres of Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman, we must speak our truth.
  11. tiff 2022
    Clapter and Ass-Shaking at the World Premiere of BrosWhen an audience member asked why, despite all the talk of representation, the film stars two white men, co-star Ts Madison stepped up to the plate.
  12. darling we’re worried
    Don’t Worry Darling Conspiracy Theories, Ranked by PlausibilityEveryone in this movie is way too famous, and they’re all either sleeping with each other or hating each other’s guts.
  13. final rose
    House of the Dragon Became The Bachelor This WeekWill King Viserys follow his head (a 12-year-old) or his heart (a 15-year-old)?
  14. a twenty-four
    Every A24 Movie, RankedNeon lights, creepy birds, white people rapping — the studio spawned an aesthetic universe. Here are the good, bad, and vibe-y.
  15. a twenty-four
    The Cult of A24Since 2012, the studio has bred superfans, dropped swag, and perfected a singular house style. It’s also teetering on the verge of self-parody.
  16. let’s do it again
    The 102 Best Movie Sequels of All TimeWho in the world wanted a Top Gun sequel? Not even Tom Cruise, but that didn’t stop Maverick from getting made and soaring in our ranks.
  17. here we go again
    So, Uh, What Is House of the Dragon, Anyway?A guide to the who, what, when, where, and why.
  18. inflation reduction act
    IRA Is Already Taken, DemocratsThe party needs a name for its bill that doesn’t summon images of Joe Manchin in a balaclava.
  19. accents
    What Does Tom Hanks’s Elvis Voice Sound Like?It’s like Mike Myers’s Goldmember on a take when Jay Roach told him, “Just let loose on this one.”
  20. cannes 2022
    Which Cannes Films Could Make a Splash With Oscar?Consensus hasn’t settled on the standout film, but this year’s Cannes still boasted a number of possible contenders.
  21. indian cinema
    How to Make It in Bollywood, One Evil Brit at a TimeFifteen years ago, Edward Sonnenblick came to India with a dream: To play British bad guys in Bollywood movies. It’s worked out better than expected.
  22. cannes 2022
    The Best Movies at Cannes Broke Through the BleaknessThe film festival was full of doomed protagonists, graphic murders, and children driven to crime. But a handful of movies were hopeful, too.
  23. summer preview
    What Will Be the Biggest Movie of the Summer?Vulture bets on five films that will break through the hottest months of 2022, in whatever ways they can.
  24. cannes 2022
    In Elvis, There’s No Business Like Baz-nessWhy have only one montage when you can edit another montage inside that montage?
  25. cannes 2022
    Both the Kids From Squid and the Whale Brought Coming-of-Age Tales to CannesSeventeen years after The Squid and the Whale, both of the children from that film have brought their directorial debuts to Cannes.
  26. cannes 2022
    Park Chan-wook’s Latest Is Serving Hitchcock VibesDecision to Leave is a classical, restrained effort from the guy who gave us the squid scene in Oldboy.
  27. cannes 2022
    The ‘Eat the Rich’ Comedy Making Cannes Say ‘Blech!’In Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Östlund rubs audiences’ noses in shit. They love him for it.
  28. oscars 2023
    Oscars Declare COVID Over, Require Theatrical Release AgainFor the past two seasons, films could qualify by playing on the Academy’s in-house streaming platform.
  29. cannes 2022
    Cannes Returns, With Zombies in TowThis year’s festival opens with Final Cut, a zombie flick from The Artist’s Michel Hazanavicius. “I am prepared to be booed,” he says.
  30. cannes 2022
    What They Don’t Tell You About Booing in CannesA handy tip before you read the festival-reaction stories out of the Croisette in the coming weeks.
  31. 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.
  32. backstories
    The Hardest Day on the Set of The NorthmanDozens of viking extras, nonstop rain, and a village full of animals — what could go wrong?
  33. big dirk energy
    The Story Behind Mark Wahlberg’s Giant Boogie Nights PenisHow the sausage was made, if you will.
  34. award hoarders
    EGOT Watch: Who Will Be Next to Complete the Awards Show Grand Slam?All Trent Reznor needs is a Tony.
  35. oscars 2022
    How CODA Won Best PictureAll season long, Sian Heder’s movie was overshadowed by bigger, starrier contenders. But none of that mattered come final voting.
  36. oscars 2022
    What I Saw Inside the Room When Will Smith Slapped Chris Rock“This is the most unhinged evening of our lives.”
  37. oscar villains
    Against Every 2022 Oscars MovieIf you’re still not sure what to root for this year, at least you can come up with something to root against.
  38. pretty statues
    Cheese: An Annotated History of the Oscar Class PhotoThere was no group portrait of the nominees taken this year, so we looked back at 36 years of … classics?
  39. oscar futures
    Vulture’s Final 2022 Oscar Predictions for Every CategoryMany categories, including Best Picture, seem like genuine fifty-fifty calls.
  40. what might have been
    Let’s Imagine the Deep Water Press Tour That Never WasWhat might have happened if Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas had set aside their awkwardness and jumped headfirst into a Deep Water promo tour?
  41. oscars 2022
    So You Want to Make Your Own RomaYou’re not a real auteur unless you too have lovingly crafted a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age film.
  42. oscars 2022
    Is CODA’s Oscar Momentum for Real?Is the indie dramedy really a sneaky Best Picture contender, or do we just need something new to talk about in the final month of the season?
  43. vulture lists
    Batman Chins, RankedOf all the men who have become Batman, who filled out the chin area the best?
  44. vulture lists
    What If Every Movie Was Named After a Beatles Song?An attempt to rename every movie I could think of with a new title drawn from the work of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
  45. injustice
    Zoë Kravitz Was Told She’s Too ‘Urban’ to Audition for Dark Knight Rises“It was like, ‘What does that have to do with anything?’”
  46. character actors
    The Character Actors Who Could Have Played the Penguin in The BatmanInstead of spending time and money to make Colin Farrell look like a middle-aged Italian American, why not just cast these guys instead?
  47. exclusive clip
    See Colin Farrell Rhapsodize About Tea in This Exclusive Clip From After YangWhile doing a Werner Herzog impression.
  48. oscar futures
    Did the SAG Awards Just Show Us the Oscar Acting Winners?In the past decade, the guild’s picks lined up exactly with the eventual Oscar winners four times.
  49. inside baseball
    In Defense of “Scriberia”Inventing Anna makes it sound horrible, and it was not horrible. It was nice.
  50. oscars 2022
    Can Anyone Beat Power of the Dog in Best Picture?A preliminary ranking of this year’s 10 Best Picture nominees.
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