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  1. vulture recommends
    The 59 Best Movies to Watch With Your Parents During QuarantineFor anyone who’s riding out the coronavirus at their childhood home.
  2. fall movies fantasy league
    Here Comes Wonder Woman 1984 to Save the DayThe Wonder Woman sequel’s simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max has the possibility to shake up the Fall Movies Fantasy League.
  3. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: The Weirdest Race Ever BeginsUsually, we’d have a pretty good sense of the Best Picture field by now. This year, we can barely predict what’s going to come out.
  4. oscar futures
    Get Ready for the Weirdest Oscars Season EverAn early look at the extra-long, still slightly theoretical 2021 awards season.
  5. explainers
    The Crown Fan’s Guide to Margaret ThatcherDid she really not get along with the royals? Why did she win if everyone hated her? And is that how she really talked?
  6. fall movies fantasy league
    This Winter at the Movies, We’re All Waiting for GadotWarner Bros. is currently mulling whether to delay Wonder Woman 1984 to summer 2021, or use it to boost HBO Max.
  7. backstories
    The Climb Guys on the Real Friendship That Inspired a Toxic OneThe Climb’s Kyle Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino made Cannes fall for a tiny American comedy. Eighteen months later, it’s finally coming out.
  8. awards season
    Gothams Nominate Five Female-Directed Films for Best Feature for the First TimeMovies from earlier in the year also showed up well in the first nominations of this elongated awards season.
  9. fall movies fantasy league
    Wonder Woman 1984 Is the Only Blockbuster Left StandingWith Death on the Nile and Free Guy pulled from the schedule, the year’s box office rests on Gal Gadot’s shoulders.
  10. celebrity
    The Quarantined Stardom of Ana de ArmasIn the absence of everything that makes a star, Ana de Armas has still managed to become one — just not quite how she’d pictured it.
  11. fall movies fantasy league
    America Enjoyed a Little Come Play This WeekendThe horror film topped the box office to become the second-highest-scoring film in our Fall Movies Fantasy League.
  12. oscar futures
    Could Borat’s Daughter Earn an Oscar Nomination?Sacha Baron Cohen is clamoring for Maria Bakalova to get some Oscar recognition. In a wide-open race, can a comedic performance break through?
  13. trailer mix
    See the Trailer for Errol Morris’s Timothy Leary Doc My Psychedelic Love StoryA tale of LSD-fueled adventures, and FBI intrigue.
  14. fall movies fantasy league
    After We Collided Is the Worst-Reviewed Film of the YearThe romantic sequel joins the Antebellum Memorial Wing of the Fall Movies Fantasy League Hall of Shame.
  15. wawaweewa
    So, What Does Rudy Giuliani Do in the Borat Sequel?You won’t be able to stop talking about the cameo once you’ve seen it, though Giuliani maintains nothing “inappropriate” happened.
  16. fall movies fantasy league
    Fall Movies Fantasy League Week 7 Results: Let’s Hear It for the DadsLiam Neeson’s Honest Thief nabbed the No. 1 spot at the box office, becoming the second-highest-scoring movie in the league.
  17. missed connections
    The Remarkably Similar Career Trajectories of Nicole Kidman and Hugh GrantCan you believe these two never worked together until this fall’s The Undoing?
  18. fall movies fantasy league
    The Only Thing That Can Stop Tenet Is Old GuysDon’t look now, but it appears we may have our first serious challengers to Tenet’s fantasy league hegemony — vehicles for grizzled male stars!
  19. fall movies fantasy league
    Fall Movies Fantasy League Week 4: Release-Date Chaos ReignsThis week, all hell broke loose in the film industry. The culprit was Disney.
  20. fall movies fantasy league
    Fall Movies Fantasy League Week 3 Results: Antebellum Is a DudThe social thriller’s 27 Tomatometer score earned it the season’s first anti-bonus.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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?
  26. 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.
  27. 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?
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. rankings
    All 162 Taylor Swift Songs, RankedThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography. Where do her Folklore songs land?
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.”
  38. 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.
  39. cannes 2020
    How Each Major Film Festival Is Responding to the CoronavirusTelluride is canceled, and TIFF tells journalists to stay away.
  40. 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.”
  41. 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?
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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?
  48. twist endings
    The Irresistible Ending That Everyone Hates, ExplainedJon Stewart’s political comedy has a lower approval rating than Donald Trump.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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