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  1. fact-check
    Ask a Philosopher: What’s Up With True Detective’s Rust Cohle?“He is drawn to the extreme fringes of philosophical speculation.”
  2. behind the scenes
    How The Wind Rises Was Dubbed Into English“I would do it for hours and act out every single line.”
  3. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu Streaming: Sword-and-Sandal MoviesTales that are biblical, gladiatorial, and mythical.
  4. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Streaming: World War II Mission MoviesA Burt Lancaster actioner and a documentary about the Monuments Men.
  5. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Streaming: More Sherlock Holmes MoviesA silent, a Ripper tale, and a Wilder.
  6. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix and Hulu This Weekend: Sundance 2013 MoviesThe best films from last year’s Sundance festival that are currently streaming.
  7. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Weekend: War MoviesSix gripping war movies to watch, including Restrepo and Coriolanus.
  8. across the streaming-verse
    What’s New on Netflix Streaming This Month: January 2014Drinking Buddies, American Psycho, and more.
  9. it stinks
    Vulture’s Worst-Movie Critics Poll: The Complete BallotsCheck out all 42 ballots.
  10. it stinks
    Critics Poll: What Was the Worst Movie of 2013?Our consensus guide to the year’s most terrible films.
  11. primer
    American Hustle Is a Movie About Abscam — But What the Heck Is Abscam?It stands for “Abdul scam.” Read on to understand what that means.
  12. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu This Weekend: Classic MusicalsIn the wake of NBC’s The Sound of Music success, these are a few of streamers’ favorite things in the same genre.
  13. overnights
    The Legend of Korra: Canceling the ApocalypseThe finale cranks up the action from minute one and doesn’t stop turning the dial until the hour’s final beats.
  14. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Weekend: Movie DystopiasThe movie dystopias of George Orwell, Franz Kafka, and others.
  15. overnights
    The Legend of Korra: Everyone’s a HeroA a delightful double feature.
  16. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix and Amazon This Weekend: Modern Black-and-White MoviesFrances Ha, Persepolis, and Escape From Tomorrow.
  17. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Recap: A New Spiritual AgeKorra in Wonderland.
  18. across the streaming-verse
    The Best of Netflix: Alex Gibney DocumentariesWikiLeaks, Hunter S. Thompson, and Enron.
  19. thinking out loud
    5 Questions About the New Netflix-Marvel Superhero ShowsWho are these shows for?
  20. overnights
    The Legend of Korra: Permission to EnterVery little happens in this episode, but the small character revelations feel triumphant.
  21. across the streaming-verse
    The Best of Neflix: Childhood Wonder EditionAn eighties sci-fi adventure, a French New Wave classic, and two disturbing kid-centric movies.
  22. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix and Amazon This Weekend: Jackass EditionThe best installment of the stunt series, a pair of Jackass-worthy documentaries, and a vicious Finnish import.
  23. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Recap: All Avatars Start SomewhereSometimes you really do need an origin story.
  24. What to Stream on Netflix and Hulu This Weekend: Sylvester Stallone EditionSoccer, tunnels, and cops.
  25. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Recap: Detective Mako Is on the CaseKorra is all but written out of “The Sting.”
  26. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream on Netflix and Hulu This Weekend: Romeo and Juliet EditionSee the latest Romeo and Juliet adaptation, or any of these four movies based on Shakespeare plays.
  27. how to make a movie
    How to Compose a Killer Film Score, by Michael GiacchinoWhat his work on Up, Star Trek, The Incredibles, and the small screen’s Lost taught him about writing a powerful piece of movie music.
  28. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Recap: Politics MajorAnyone who has ever read a newspaper or cracked open a textbook can see broadly stroked American history all over this episode.
  29. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream This Weekend on Netflix and Hulu: Gravity EditionThe Right Stuff, Event Horizon, Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking, and the original Solaris.
  30. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Recap: Conspiracy Theory“I’m sorry, Korra. You’ll never see your father again.” Well, that’s one way to end a mentorship.
  31. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream This Weekend on Netflix and Hulu: Millennial Movies EditionWet Hot American Summer, Donnie Darko, and Can’t Hardly Wait.
  32. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Recap: Missionary WorkCivil war brews and Korra is caught between two father figures.
  33. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream This Weekend on Netflix and Hulu: Racing Movies EditionSee Rush this weekend, or any of these four movies, currently streaming.
  34. overnights
    The Legend of Korra Season Two Premiere RecapBook One of The Legend of Korra was a lot like high school. But it’s graduation time.
  35. tv
    Legend of Korra Creators on the Series’ PlansMichael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko on the Nickelodeon show’s second season.
  36. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream This Weekend on Netflix and Amazon: Fall Movie Preview EditionThe early work of Alfonso Cuarón, Nicole Holofcener, and Paul Greengrass.
  37. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Netflix, Hulu: 2013 Catch-up EditionAmy Schumer, Mike Birbiglia, and some non-comedy-related things, too.
  38. runaway runaway
    Talking to Arrested Development’s ComposerHe has the true song of the summer: Mark Cherry’s “Getaway.”
  39. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Netflix, Hulu: The Very Drunk EditionGo see The World’s End and Drinking Buddies, or get tipsy with these choices.
  40. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Netflix, Hulu: Civil Rights EditionIf you want to fill in those Butler holes.
  41. vulture fact-check
    Breaking Bad: Could Badger’s Star Trek Ep HappenWe ask the Star Trek brand’s resident fact-checker.
  42. across the streaming-verse
    What to Stream This Weekend: Breaking Bad Prep EditionMovies, documentaries, and bite-size morsels that will all inform different aspects of your viewing of Walter White’s return.
  43. deep dives
    Syd Mead on His Elysium, Blade Runner DesignsThe futurist/industrial designer has worked on some of modern sci-fi’s most memorable films.
  44. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Netflix, Hulu: Roman Holiday, BourdainSurfing, scootering, and motorcycling.
  45. across the streaming-verse
    Watch These Five Key Episodes of the Nineties X-Men Cartoon Right NowAll 76 episodes of the original series are available to watch on Marvel.com, and they’re eye-opening.
  46. comic-con 2013
    History: Batman and Superman — Partners, Fighters, Bed SharersThe Man of Steel sequel will feature DC Comic’s most prominent superheroes. They’ve met many times before.
  47. movies
    Blackfish’s Director on Free Willy, Sea WorldGabriela Cowperthwaite talks about her killer whale documentary and about the children’s movie, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary this month.
  48. across the streaming-verse
    Best of Netflix: Klown, In the Mood for LoveThis weekend, you can either subject yourself to the deafening buzz blaring from San Diego Comic-Con or stay home and stream away!
  49. action movies
    On the Rise of the Geri-Action MovieThis weekend’s Red 2 is just the latest example of Hollywood’s new niche for actors entering their golden years.
  50. fan service
    How One Man Made the Ultimate Film Documentaries“It’ll create a new way of watching the movie. You see the movie being made in real time.”
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