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Nate Jones is a senior writer at Vulture who mostly covers film. He writes the weekly Oscar Futures column, and has ranked Taylor Swift songs and A24 films.

  1. encounter
    Myles von Trapp Derbyshire Has a Story to SellThe Sound of Music scion says there will be no singing nuns in Baroness.
  2. january movies
    Which January at the Movies Was the Most January?We examined the 124 films to open wide in January over the past 15 years to find out which year was the most January of them all.
  3. for your consideration
    A Timeline of Andrea Riseborough’s Controversial Oscar NominationWithin seven days, Andrea Riseborough’s performance in To Leslie went from obscurity to the toast of Twitter. And all it took was a few famous fans.
  4. oscars 2023
    The Snubs and Surprises of the 2023 Oscar NominationsThose crazy celebs actually got Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination.
  5. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Our Final Predictions for the NomineesAhead of Tuesday’s nominations, enjoy Vulture’s official predictions for the eight biggest Oscar races.
  6. vulture lists
    The 53 Best Movies Under 90 MinutesSometimes you just want a good story, capably told with no time to waste.
  7. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who Will Be Our Nomination-Morning Surprise?All Quiet on the Western Front and Paul Mescal once seemed like long shots but have proved their strength. Who can follow in their footsteps?
  8. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who Got a Boost From the Globes and the Guilds?Who’s on top as Oscars voting begins?
  9. golden globes 2023
    Why Hollywood Gave the Golden Globes a Second ChanceWe asked stars on the red carpet about what brought them back to the Beverly Hilton one year after the Globes’ cancellation.
  10. golden globes 2023
    Who’s Going to Win at the Comeback Golden Globes?This newly reformed awards show feels harder to predict than ever — not just who’s going to win but who’s going to show up.
  11. vulture lists
    The 37 Best Movies Over 3 Hours LongGot some extra time? Lose yourself in these cinematic spectacles.
  12. endings
    The ‘Wrongheaded,’ ‘Galaxy-Brained’ Ending of Babylon, ExplainedOnce again, a character is transported out of their ordinary, humdrum life through the wondrous power of cinema.
  13. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: The 12 Contenders of ChristmasAs the awards circus takes a midseason break, let’s zoom out to take stock of the Best Picture field.
  14. the year of the nepo baby
    How a Nepo Baby Is BornHollywood has always loved the children of famous people. In 2022, the internet reduced them to two little words.
  15. the year of the nepo baby
    An All But Definitive Guide to the Hollywood Nepo-VerseActors, singers, directors who just happen to be the children of actors, singers, directors.
  16. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Avatar: The Way of Water Crack the Best Picture Race?The original Avatar came close to winning Best Picture. Way of Water will be a presence in the race, too.
  17. golden globes 2023
    The Biggest Snubs and Surprises of the 2023 Golden Globe NominationsWas Women Talking silent, or was it silenced?
  18. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Will The Whale Sink or Swim?Finally out this weekend, Darren Aronofsky’s film has been met with critical harpoons.
  19. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Is the Academy Ready to Forgive Will Smith?He’s banned from the ceremony for the next ten years, but could Will Smith nab a nomination for Emancipation anyway?
  20. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Will Damien Chazelle’s Babylon Go Bust?Damien Chazelle’s Jazz Age orgy earned poisonous buzz in its L.A. premiere. But it only takes a few die-hards to see a misunderstood masterpiece.
  21. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Is The Fabelmans Still Our Front-runner?Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical time capsule debuts on the back of a starry AFI Fest relaunch and a rapturous Academy screening.
  22. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Jennifer Lawrence Win Back the Oscars Crowd?Plus, Alejandro Iñárritu returns with his trimmed-down Bardo.
  23. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Tár and Everything Everywhere Compete for Hipster HeartsThe two Best Actress vehicles are also facing off in the battle to become the season’s tastemaker pick.
  24. movies
    What Do This Fall’s Movies Have Against Donkeys?The humble creature steals scenes in three big films — and meets a tragic end in each of them.
  25. fire and blood
    What If Viserys Married Laena Velaryon?Predicting a House of the Dragon future in which the Blues usurped the Greens in the Dance of the Dragons.
  26. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Banshees of Inisherin Banter Its Way to a Trophy?Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges reunion is the most universally regarded contender to bow thus far.
  27. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can She Said Get Voters Talking?Harvey Weinstein created the modern Oscars. Can the drama about his downfall become an awards contender?
  28. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: A Tár Is Born?Cate Blanchett is getting raves as a manipulative maestro in Todd Field’s drama. Could she get her third trophy, too?
  29. rankings
    All 193 Taylor Swift Songs, RankedThere are at least ten stone-cold classics in her discography.
  30. oscar futures
    Welcome to the First Oscars of the Post-Slap EraWake up. It’s awards season again.
  31. oscar futures
    The New Rules of Oscars SeasonAs we stand on the precipice of another awards season, here are four crucial lessons to remember about the way the Academy works now.
  32. oscar futures
    Are You Ready for This Year’s Incredibly Messy Best Actor Race?In The Whale and The Son, two of the strongest Best Actor contenders come from films a chunk of the critical community absolutely loathed.
  33. vulture investigates
    What Are Tom Hanks’s 4 ‘Pretty Good’ Movies? An Investigation.Hanks might have been joking when he said he’d only made four “pretty good” movies. But what if he wasn’t?
  34. she’s due
    Will This Finally Be Michelle Williams’s Year?Williams is the emotional backbone of Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, and this puts her in an Oscars sweet spot.
  35. roma watch
    Which of This Year’s Wannabe Romas Is the Most Roma-y?It’s shaping up to be a banner fall for directors doing Romas, with Armageddon Time, Empire of Light, and The Fabelmans.
  36. tiff 2022
    Damien Chazelle Pulls Back the Veil on Babylon At TIFFChazelle isn’t done with Babylon yet, but he did treat TIFF to the trailer, revealing an extravaganza of Old Hollywood misbehavior.
  37. tiff 2022
    Is Harry Styles a Good Actor? A ConversationAfter the premieres of Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman, we must speak our truth.
  38. tiff 2022
    Clapter and Ass-Shaking at the World Premiere of BrosWhen an audience member asked why, despite all the talk of representation, the film stars two white men, co-star Ts Madison stepped up to the plate.
  39. darling we’re worried
    Don’t Worry Darling Conspiracy Theories, Ranked by PlausibilityEveryone in this movie is way too famous, and they’re all either sleeping with each other or hating each other’s guts.
  40. final rose
    House of the Dragon Became The Bachelor This WeekWill King Viserys follow his head (a 12-year-old) or his heart (a 15-year-old)?
  41. a twenty-four
    Every A24 Movie, RankedNeon lights, creepy birds, white people rapping — the studio spawned an aesthetic universe. Here are the good, bad, and vibe-y.
  42. a twenty-four
    The Cult of A24Since 2012, the studio has bred superfans, dropped swag, and perfected a singular house style. It’s also teetering on the verge of self-parody.
  43. let’s do it again
    The 102 Best Movie Sequels of All TimeWho in the world wanted a Top Gun sequel? Not even Tom Cruise, but that didn’t stop Maverick from getting made and soaring in our ranks.
  44. here we go again
    So, Uh, What Is House of the Dragon, Anyway?A guide to the who, what, when, where, and why.
  45. accents
    What Does Tom Hanks’s Elvis Voice Sound Like?It’s like Mike Myers’s Goldmember on a take when Jay Roach told him, “Just let loose on this one.”
  46. cannes 2022
    Which Cannes Films Could Make a Splash With Oscar?Consensus hasn’t settled on the standout film, but this year’s Cannes still boasted a number of possible contenders.
  47. indian cinema
    How to Make It in Bollywood, One Evil Brit at a TimeFifteen years ago, Edward Sonnenblick came to India with a dream: To play British bad guys in Bollywood movies. It’s worked out better than expected.
  48. cannes 2022
    The Best Movies at Cannes Broke Through the BleaknessThe film festival was full of doomed protagonists, graphic murders, and children driven to crime. But a handful of movies were hopeful, too.
  49. summer preview
    What Will Be the Biggest Movie of the Summer?Vulture bets on five films that will break through the hottest months of 2022, in whatever ways they can.
  50. cannes 2022
    In Elvis, There’s No Business Like Baz-nessWhy have only one montage when you can edit another montage inside that montage?
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