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  1. oscars 2019
    The Oscars Made Progress This Year (But Green Book Was Still a Bad Choice)You will pry the right of an Oscar voter to support a 1986-style quasi-liberal brotherhood-of-man movie out of their cold dead fingers.
  2. movies
    The Matrix Built Our Reality-Denying WorldIt gave all of us — including Alex Jones, flat-earthers, lizard-people conspiracists, even Rachel Maddow — a new way to see (or not see) everything.
  3. hollywood signs
    Oscar Nominations: The Academy Is a House DividedFinally, the Oscars look like America: in total disagreement with itself.
  4. movies
    The Best Movies You Can’t See (Yet)The 2018 Black List is a look inside the minds of Hollywood’s next great screenwriters. We turned five of their scripts into comics.
  5. hollywood signs
    Who Was Green Book For?A particular kind of movie about black and white America may have, at long last, run its course.
  6. hollywood signs
    The Matt Damon Kavanaugh Sketch Proves How Hard It Is to Do Politics on SNL NowNot long ago, an event like the Kavanaugh hearing two days before the season premiere would have seemed heaven-sent. Things work differently today.
  7. obits
    Thanks for the Good Times, Neil SimonHe was a comedy king and the most commercially successful Broadway playwright in the history of the form.
  8. hollywood signs
    Disney Should Know the Difference Between James Gunn and RoseanneIn firing Gunn, Disney’s equating the merely tasteless with the actually dangerous.
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    The Oscars Were a Mess, But They (Eventually) Found a MessageIt was awkward and overcalculated, but in its unscripted moments, a theme emerged. (Thanks, Frances McDormand.)
  10. Is It Possible to Predict Best Picture in Our Politically Charged Moment?What will win? And why would it win? This year, it feels like anything could happen.
  11. hollywood signs
    The Globes Were the Season-Two Premiere of Hollywood’s Anti-Trump ResistanceIt wasn’t the most suspenseful or funny show, but it felt cohesive, a glimpse not just at women, but at a community of women working in unison.
  12. how to win an oscar
    To Win an Oscar in 2017, You Have to Make the Movie That Speaks to the MomentBut between Trump, Harvey, and everything else, good luck guessing which moment to speak to.
  13. his city
    New York Still Doesn’t Like Trump, But We Made HimWe didn’t vote for him. But we know that, on some level, he is ours.
  14. hollywood signs
    Jimmy Kimmel Is Scaring Politicians Better Than Anyone Else on TVHe’s the most unlikely spokesman for a nation baffled and frustrated by Trump and the Republican Congress in 2017.
  15. how movies are made now
    Why Is Great Screenplay Writing So Hard to Judge?If directors are always heroes and writers are always hacks, how is it possible to figure out if a script is good?
  16. the culture business
    Taylor Swift’s ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Is a Pure Piece of Trump-Era Pop ArtThe song is an anthem that turns the abrogation of personal responsibility into a posturing statement of empowerment.
  17. We’re Approaching a Major Turning Point in Trump-Era Pop CultureTrump parallels in movies and TV will soon be intentional instead of just coincidental.
  18. hollywood signs
    Why Is the Edward Albee Estate Afraid of a Black Virginia Woolf?And should playwrights get a posthumous say in who performs their work?
  19. hollywood signs
    Will Hollywood Learn Anything From Get Out’s Success?Over the last two months, the movie has messed with the industry’s head, and with America’s.
  20. comedy
    Donald Trump Is a Gift, and a Quandary, for Late-Night HostsThe new politicization of TV.
  21. hollywood signs
    Trump Thinks Journalists Should Act Like Publicists and GhostwritersAnd journalists who sully his reputation are failing at their jobs.
  22. hollywood signs
    Hollywood’s Protests Are Getting to TrumpThe inauguration standoff is also a preview of what the creative class will face over the next four years.  
  23. hollywood signs
    The Hamilton-Pence Incident Was More Than Just a DistractionWhat should oppositional entertainment be in the age of Trump?
  24. dialogues
    Is There Even Such a Thing As ‘Oscar Bait’?Two Vulture editors debate whether it’s a helpful designation, or just a way of not seeing a movie.
  25. hollywood signs
    The Indie Movie Market Is Being Badly MishandledVOD is the future of indie movies, so when will distributors give us audience numbers?
  26. hollywood signs
    Lady Gaga Might Be Perfect for A Star Is BornLady Gaga surely knows a thing or two about the rough road that gets you from Esther Blodgett to Vicki Lester.
  27. hollywood signs
    Actresses Over 60 Are the New Box-Office PowerhousesMeryl Streep is no longer an outlier defying conventional wisdom about the box-office viability of an actress north of 50; she’s part of a trend.
  28. hollywood signs
    The Sequels of 2016 Aren’t About Storytelling; They’re Just Brand Extensions I don’t consider “sequel” a slur. But the impetus behind them has changed, and with it, their very nature.
  29. hollywood signs
    Why Was Renewing Carmichael Show a Tough Call?Getting behind an acclaimed, newsmaking show with an all-black cast and decent enough ratings seems like a no-brainer.
  30. hollywood signs
    Why Does Hollywood Keep Disrespecting Melissa McCarthy?There’s no cautionary tale more sobering than a movie star who makes five profitable movies in a row.
  31. hollywood signs
    Can The Academy Really Diversify the Oscars?If the nomination roster next spring, or in 2019, or 2021, looks enough like America not to generate an OscarsSoAnything protest, that will be a victory.
  32. fall preview 2014
    Obsession With an Obsession: The Making of FoxcatcherThe Oscar contender about a du Pont heir’s dangerous fixation on two Olympic wrestlers.
  33. profile
    How Spike Jonze Made the Timely Romance, HerAs with so many love stories, the making of the movie was equal parts turbulence and passion.
  34. movies
    Inside the Making of Zero Dark ThirtyThey had eighteen months to turn the Bin Laden raid into a film.
  35. conversations
    Sorkin on The Newsroom and Sounding SmartThe banter auteur is back on the small screen after a sojourn in Hollywood. And in talking about television, he just can’t contain himself.
  36. the vulture transcript
    Jonah Hill on Moneyball, Idolizing Joe Pesci, and Being All Grown Up“I’m not living in a frat house with a bong plastered to the table.”
  37. chat room
    Social Network’s Justin Timberlake on His Acting“David, all of a sudden, said, ‘Now scream it at each other!’”
  38. the vulture transcript
    The Vulture Transcript: An In-Depth Chat With David Fincher“I felt like it was easy to do the Revenge of the Nerds version of this, but there was something more compelling about doing it this way … “