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  1. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Parasite Worm Its Way Into Best Picture?Bong Joon-ho’s dark satire hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles this week, and American viewers finally get to see what all the fuss is about.
  2. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of JokerHow much of this movie was real, and how much was fantasy?
  3. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Scorsese’s The Irishman Looks Like a Major ContenderThe crown jewel of Netflix’s Oscar hopes made an impressive debut at the New York Film Festival.
  4. faq
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Joker But Were Too Freaked Out to AskIs Joker actually an incel? And how similar is it to that leaked script?
  5. vulture investigates
    How Similar Is Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker to Steve Miller’s ‘Joker’?He’s a joker, sure, but is he a smoker and a midnight toker?
  6. vulture lists
    The 19 Most Twisted Things Joker Does in Joker, RankedA comprehensive list of deviant acts the Joker performs in Joker, ranked from least to most evil.
  7. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Are Jojo Rabbit and Joker Too Divisive for Oscar?Whatever debates Taika Waititi’s film may inspire are probably nothing compared to what’s going on with Todd Phillips’s movie right now.
  8. encounters
    Shopping for Books With The Goldfinch’s Aneurin BarnardWith three different projects premiering at TIFF, you’re going to be seeing a lot of the 32-year-old Welsh actor.
  9. lover
    All 142 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography. Where does Lover land?
  10. oscar futures
    Could Hustlers Scam Its Way Into the Oscars Race?The grifter-strippers movie has been receiving rave reviews, and pulled in over $30 million opening weekend. Will awards voters buy a dance?
  11. toronto film festival 2019
    In the New Biopic Harriet, God Gives Harriet Tubman SuperpowersIt’s a straightforward historical epic about a national hero, except when it’s not.
  12. toronto film festival 2019
    Your Guide to the Tearjerkers of TIFFHere are all the movies that are sure to get your faucets flowing this fall.
  13. toronto film festival 2019
    In Defense of The GoldfinchHalfway through the festival, TIFF seems to have picked this year’s catastrophe. So now I feel mildly compelled to defend it.
  14. toronto film festival 2019
    Finally, a Movie With Christian Bale Talking in His Real VoiceHis version of racing legend Ken Miles in Ford v Ferrari is possibly the most British character onscreen at this year’s TIFF.
  15. backstories
    90 Branzinos Later: The Story Behind The Amazing Spider-Man’s Awkward DinnerSeven years after its debut, why does the fish loom so large in our memories? The food stylist responsible for it all explains.
  16. toronto film festival 2019
    People Are Going to Have Lots of Arguments About Jojo RabbitUnlike many of the dutiful, middlebrow entries at TIFF, this is not a film that tends to inspire bland reactions.
  17. toronto film festival 2019
    Yes, The Aeronauts Is an Actual MovieFelicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne star in a biopic of Victorian hot-air balloonists, a sentence that describes a real movie and not a 30 Rock parody.
  18. toronto film festival 2019
    Like Cannes, TIFF Is Falling Hard for Portrait of a Lady on FireIt’s tempting to call Céline Sciamma’s film this year’s Call Me by Your Name, but to watch it is to descend into a different kind of trance.
  19. fall preview 2019
    A Way-Too-Early Guide to the Wild, Abbreviated 2020 Oscar SeasonThe 2020 Oscars ceremony will take place on February 9, about three weeks earlier than usual. How will that shake up the Academy Awards race?
  20. toronto film festival 2019
    The 20 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2019 Toronto Film FestivalIncluding Parasite, Uncut Gems, Jojo Rabbit, and Marriage Story.
  21. the troubles
    My Northern-Irish Family Reviews Derry Girls“If you grow up somewhere war-torn, it’s quite different from what you would imagine, especially for young people.”
  22. backstories
    How One Actor Wound Up Playing Charles Manson in Mindhunter and Once Upon a TimeAustralian actor Damon Herriman capped off a whirlwind year of creeps by playing Charles Manson twice.
  23. interviews
    An Interview With the Stars of Good Boys, My Beautiful Well-Behaved SonsJacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams reveal their biggest fears, and explain what’s no longer cool.
  24. backstories
    How Nicolas Cage Wound Up Narrating the Anton Yelchin Documentary Love, AntoshaIn the new documentary, Cage is the voice of the late actor’s journal entries, letters, and emails.
  25. chat room
    The Nightingale’s Baykali Ganambarr on Bringing Aboriginal Culture to the Screen“So many of our elders have tried to go out and show the world that Aboriginal people of Australia still exist.”
  26. chat room
    Jeff Goldblum Is Still Trying to Figure Out What His Lobotomy Movie MeansIn Rick Alverson’s The Mountain, Goldblum plays a traveling lobotomy surgeon. “I’m still trying to excavate from him what the heck it’s about.”
  27. chat room
    Once Upon a Time Scene-stealer Julia Butters Is Having the Best Week of Her LifeThe young actor talks about the lessons she learned from Tarantino, the Leo takes we didn’t see, and her blind cat.
  28. quentin tarantino
    How Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Recreated 1969 Los AngelesProduction designer Barbara Ling and cinematographer Robert Richardson explain how they turned back the clock for Quentin Tarantino’s latest.
  29. sundance 2019
    Everything We Learned About Anton Yelchin From the New Documentary Love, AntoshaLove, Antosha is a poignant tribute to the late actor’s life and talent.
  30. we're close to the shallow now
    The Connection Between Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and A Star Is BornThis Manson girl might not know it, but she’s close to the shallow now!
  31. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of Once Upon a Time in HollywoodIf you’ve read the reviews of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, you’ve probably gathered that something is up with the ending.
  32. the way we were
    Let’s Take a Moment to Remember The Lion King’s Goose-Stepping Hyenas25 years ago, Disney released an animated movie about African wildlife with imagery inspired by Nazi propaganda.
  33. human anatomy
    Why Do the Cats in Cats Have Human Breasts?The cats are finally out in the open — and this time, they’ve got human breasts.
  34. special effects
    How Midsommar Smushed Those BodiesSpecial effects artist Iván Pohárnok reveals the trick that helped him pull off that gruesome Ättestupa scene.
  35. star market
    Who Won Game of Thrones (the Pop Culture Phenomenon)?The fantasy series was gold for nearly every person, place, and broadcaster involved. But who came out on top?
  36. vulture lists
    Batman Chins, RankedOf all the men who have become Batman, who filled out the chin area the best?
  37. uncanny similarities
    Spider-Man: Far From Home and Call Me By Your Name Are Basically the Same MovieA high-school-aged twink spends a pivotal summer vacation in northern Italy, where he forms a complicated bond with a handsome older man.
  38. deep dives
    Tracing the Career Arc of Donald Glover, a Bonafide Quintuple ThreatThe actor, writer, comedian, rapper, and showrunner plays Simba in the live-action remake of The Lion King. Here’s what came before that.
  39. spider-man: far from home
    Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio Is a Villain Who Knows He’s in a Superhero MovieThe bad guy in Spider-Man: Far From Home is uncannily aware of the tropes of the genre he’s in.
  40. marvel cinematic universe
    Which Cities Are Still Standing in the MCU?Spider-Man: Far From Home lays waste to Venice, Prague, and London. Are any major cities left?
  41. endings
    Let’s Talk About That Scene in YesterdayDo you want to know a secret?
  42. chat room
    Rom-Com Legend Richard Curtis on Why He Walked Away from Directing“I don’t want to be rude about the director Richard Curtis. He tried very hard.”
  43. toy story 4
    The True Story Behind Forky, Toy Story 4’s Sentient SporkDirector Josh Cooley, animator Claudio de Oliveira, and actor Tony Hale explain how a utensil became the summer’s strangest movie character.
  44. easter eggs
    5 Toy Story 4 Easter Eggs You Might Have MissedThere’s a Dinoco gas station, of course, and the Pizza Planet truck. But did you see the grape soda cap from Up?
  45. trailer mix
    See the Exclusive Trailer and Poster for the New Wave, Neon This Is Not BerlinA coming-of-age film set in Mexico City’s mid-’80s queer art scene.
  46. franchise fatigue
    The Summer of Hollywood’s Step-Sequel ProblemDark Phoenix and Men in Black: International are not so much sequels as they are step-sequels — part of the family but also kind of not.
  47. vulture lists
    All 126 Taylor Swift Songs, Ranked From Worst to BestThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography … and then there’s “Me!” and “You Need to Calm Down.”
  48. big adam driver
    The Dead Don’t Die Is the Funniest Adam Driver Performance in YearsDid you know you needed the experience of hearing Adam Driver saying the phrase “coroner from Latrobe” in your life?
  49. x-men: dark phoenix
    The Summer’s Silliest Action Sequence Is the X-Men Trying to Cross the StreetIn one corner, a team of superpowered mutants. In the other, Central Park West. Who will triumph?
  50. feuds
    The Inside Story of the Local Florist Feuding With the New Sofia Coppola MovieThe woman behind Soho’s “Movie shoots kill small business” sign tells her story.
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