Will Leitch

Contributing Editor

Will Leitch has been a contributing editor at New York since 2008. He is the founder of the late sports website Deadspin and author of six books, including the Edgar-nominated novel How Lucky and the upcoming novel The Time Has Come.

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    Every Melissa McCarthy Movie, RankedShe hasn’t always found material worthy of her talents, but she always tackles it with gusto.
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    The Failson Celtics Don’t Deserve to be Near the NBA FinalsA Heat-Nuggets matchup may not have massive crossover appeal, but the two teams possess a killer instinct Boston lacks.
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    All of Robert De Niro’s Comedic Roles, RankedAbout My Father is just the latest in a long line of comedies for the actor.
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    It’s About to Get Incredibly Expensive to Watch SportsCable TV was the worst way to follow your favorite team, except for every other way.
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    Tuesday Night’s NBA Draft Is Going to Change EverythingForget the playoffs — one lucky team is about to land Victor Wembanyama, the most awe-inspiring prospect since LeBron.
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    LeBron vs. Curry Is a Reprieve for the NBATwo defining superstars will battle it out in the playoffs. But is anyone waiting in the wings to replace them?
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    Everything Is Breaking the Knicks’ Way NowIt’s been a decade since they’ve made it this far in the playoffs. A combination of skill, grit, and luck could propel them farther.
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    Every Guy Ritchie Movie, RankedWhere does Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant fall in the director’s filmography?
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    Daniel Snyder Deserves Far Worse Than ThisThe worst owner in sports is finally selling his team and profiting enormously from his abhorrent behavior.
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    The Sports-Betting Ads Are Awful, and They’re Not Going AwayLeagues have bet the house on gambling, which means everyone watching a game has to suffer.
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    The Knicks Are So Much More Fun Without StarsEven if they don’t overperform in the playoffs, it’s been a season to remember.
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    Every Matt Damon Movie, RankedThere are no truly bad Damon performances: He’s too controlled for that. But how does his latest role, in Air, stack up?
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    Kyrie Irving Has Managed to Screw Up Another FranchiseEven on his best behavior, the mercurial superstar is causing problems for his new team.
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    The Year March Madness Went Too MadWith a surfeit of Cinderella stories in the men’s tournament, look to the women’s Final Four for excitement.
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    Every Keanu Reeves Movie Performance, RankedFrom Ted to John Wick and everything in between.
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    Who You Should Root for in March Madness (Not Alabama)This year’s tournament has been characteristically exhilarating so far. Let’s just hope a certain team doesn’t win it all.
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    Every DC Comics Movie, RankedFrom the Christopher Reeve era to the Snyder Cut — plus this week’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
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    A C-Minus Version of Aaron Rodgers Is Still a Win for the JetsConsiderable baggage aside, he’s an improvement on the status quo.
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    The Brandon Miller Situation Is Completely GrotesqueAlabama’s star basketball player allegedly provided his friend a murder weapon, and the school is doing nothing about it.
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    Every Oscar Best Picture Winner, Ranked95 years into the Academy Awards, which movies stand above the rest?
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    The 50 Greatest Sports Movies of All TimeBoxing epics, baseball weepies, golf comedies, and beyond.
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    When Athletes Get Milkshake Duck’dJa Morant’s troubling behavior is the latest evidence that, even in the social-media age, we don’t really know the athletes we idolize.
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    Every Rocky and Creed Movie, RankedWith Creed III upon us, we’ve ranked all nine Rocky movies. Only a handful are true knockouts, though a couple of others win on points.
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    The Baseball Clock Is GoodThe sport desperately needs to change, no matter how loudly purists complain.
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    Remember When Sports Never Canceled Games?Calling off events used to be reserved for weather disasters or 9/11, but we live in a new world now.
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    The 20 Best Movies About American PresidentsFrost/Nixon, Secret Honor, Lincoln, and more.
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    An Anticlimactic Super Bowl Ending Blew the NFL’s Night ApartThe holding call heard ’round the world was a reminder of sports’ inherent unpredictability.
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    Every Steven Soderbergh Movie, RankedStudying Soderbergh, from Solaris to Schizopolis.
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    Why You Should Root for the Eagles This SundayIt’s not only because I don’t want their fans to come after me.
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    Every Tom Hanks Movie Performance, RankedWhere do Elvis and A Man Called Otto fall in the Tom Hanks canon?
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    Every M. Night Shyamalan Movie, RankedMaking sense of the director’s tricky career.
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    The Lost Joy of Hating Sports AnnouncersSelf-righteous jerks like Billy Packer don’t exist on TV anymore, and that’s a shame.
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    LeBron’s Career Has Been a Quiet Rebuke to Michael Jordan’sAs he approaches the all-time NBA scoring record (and his eventual retirement), the Chosen One remains grounded.
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    Tom Brady Is a Rickety Old Man Still Chasing the DragonHe’s still solid at 45, but Monday night’s debacle in Dallas was hard to watch — and a sign of things to come.
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    The Week We Pretended That This Time Might be DifferentDamar Hamlin almost died, but angst about the evils of football feels perfunctory at this point.
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    Every Christian Bale Movie, RankedFrom iconic superheroes to smiling psychopaths, a look at the famously intense actor’s career.
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    Every Edward Norton Movie Performance, RankedAssessing the actor’s broad résumé, from a neo-Nazi to the Hulk.
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    The Reaction to Damar Hamlin’s Collapse Represents ProgressIt took a terrifying event, but for once, the NFL abandoned its “show must go on” mentality.
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    The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of 2022It was a normal-feeling year at last — but the real world kept intruding.
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    The Seven Most Important Athletes of 2022Records broken, swan songs sung, and a superstar freed.
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    Every Jennifer Lawrence Movie, RankedWith Don’t Look Up hitting Netflix, we rank all of Jennifer Lawrence’s big-screen performances, from Winter’s Bone to The Hunger Games.
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    Every Will Smith Movie Performance, RankedHow does King Richard stack up against against the rest?
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    Every Guillermo del Toro Movie, RankedBreaking down the genre master’s filmography, from Pan’s Labyrinth to his new Pinocchio.
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    Fox Sports Still Sucks at This, and Other World Cup TakeawaysWhat we learned from a riveting and dispiriting tournament.
  45. holiday streaming
    The 9 Best Christmas Movies on Amazon PrimeMiracle on 34th Street, Little Women, Edward Scissorhands, and more.
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    The U.S. Team Can Hold Their Heads HighLosing to the Netherlands was deeply frustrating, but the Americans’ best days are ahead of them.
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    A Ranked Guide to John Wick–Inspired MoviesEvaluating the latest generation of stunt-heavy, fist-fighting action movies, including this weekend’s Violent Night.
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    The U.S. Can Absolutely Beat the Netherlands on SaturdayYour guide to this weekend’s very big, very winnable game.
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    The U.S. Pulled It OffThey survived a tense second half and an injury to their best player to beat Iran.
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    The U.S. Just Outplayed England at the World CupThey were the better team in Friday’s scoreless draw — which is amazing.
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