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  1. cannes 2021
    The Best Movies Out of Cannes Are Slow, Introspective, and Utterly BonkersThis year’s French film festival was a polar-bear plunge back into the world of cinema.
  2. cannes 2021
    Titane Director Julia Ducournau Doesn’t See Herself As a Provocateur“Honestly, I think if I were a man, nobody would say that.”
  3. cannes 2021
    100 Bewildering Hours at CannesThe most glamorous film festival remains unchanged — except for that pesky Delta variant.
  4. cannes 2021
    Everything You Need to Know About Aline, the Unofficial Celine Dion BiopicIn which a 57-year-old Valérie Lemercier plays the singer at all ages of life, including 5 years old.
  5. cannes 2021
    ‘I Woke Up and Puked’: How Breakout Cannes Star Renate Reinsve Is Handling FameThe Norwegian actress leads Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World. Her performance (and that tampon scene) is grabbing attention.
  6. cannes 2021
    Bergman Island Is for the Ingmar Bergman HeadsLet Mia Hansen-Løve explain you to yourself.
  7. cannes 2021
    The Wildest Moments from Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven’s Lesbian Nunsploitation FilmPaul Verhoeven’s latest Cannes movie is an onslaught of graphic sex, graphic deaths, elaborate nun gossip, and incredibly groomed pubic hair.
  8. cannes 2021
    Colin Farrell Gets His Ex Machina Dance Moment at CannesOne has not lived until one has seen Farrell, solemn, in a full-body jumpsuit, doing a competitive TikTok challenge in After Yang.
  9. cannes 2021
    All Your Questions About Adam Driver Singing During Cunnilingus, AnsweredDoes he belt directly into Marion Cotillard’s vagina in Annette, or nah?
  10. cannes 2021
    Val Kilmer Is Finally the Main CharacterThe actor says he’s been filming himself for decades, and now his footage is a surprising and strange documentary, Val.
  11. cannes 2021
    Against All Odds, Cannes Film Festival Is BackHere are the 12 movies we’re excited to see on the Croisette this year.
  12. a long talk
    Zola Is Janicza Bravo’s Comic Horror ShowThe director sees the Twitter thread turned movie as both a classic comedy and a singular white nightmare.
  13. cars go smash
    A Desperate Attempt to Make Sense of Life, Death, and the Fast FamilyNotes on F9, and incest, from someone who hasn’t seen any of the other movies.
  14. cannes 2021
    Julia Ducournau’s Titane Trailer Wants to Knock Us Out Cold AgainThe French writer-director’s second feature, about a woman on some kind of metal-related rampage, will premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
  15. lorde
    Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’ Was Inspired by Larry David’s Vacation HomeShe was “on Martha’s Vineyard with my good friend Cazzie, staying at her house.”
  16. emmys 2021
    Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer on Sea Blobs and Checking in With Jules in Quarantine“She became a vehicle for working through things I was thinking about at her age and haven’t finished processing.”
  17. encounter
    The Sopranos Star Aida Turturro Finds Her Second Calling on Cameo“When I’m old and gray, I’ll be going, ‘Look, they liked me! They said they liked me!’ ”
  18. role call
    Regina Hall Answers Every Question We Have About Support The GirlsThe actress looks back on that pivotal role, as well as her psychic premonitions, the arc of her career, and her incredible 50th birthday video.
  19. coping mechanisms
    An Ode to the People in My Workout VideoI have made 11 friends during the pandemic. All of them, coincidentally, happen to be characters in my workout video.
  20. page to screen
    Made For Love’s Creators on Adapting a Uniquely Weird Book to Equally Weird TVNovelist Alissa Nutting and showrunner Christina Lee on making satire both timely and timeless and the need to present sci-fi through a female lens.
  21. profile
    Molly Gordon Didn’t Mean to Steal That SceneThe Shiva Baby co-star is thrilled to be a supporting player, but she’s got big theater-kid ambitions.
  22. q&a
    Come True Sees Straight Into Your NightmaresWe talked to writer-director Anthony Scott Burns about the glowing-eyed men in our dreams, sleep paralysis, Twin Peaks and his film’s divisive ending.
  23. a long talk
    Almodóvar on The Human Voice, a Film Inspired by ‘Desperation’“I can’t see myself writing about a happy woman.”
  24. that’s nuts
    The Golden Globes Were an Edge-of-Your-Seat Psychological ThrillerThe award for Best TV Series, Drama, should have gone to the awards ceremony itself.
  25. the art of ending things
    How The Descent Ended Up With Two Famously Bleak EndingsWriter-director Neil Marshall breaks down his horror film’s alternate conclusions — and which one he thinks is the worse fate.
  26. the art of ending things
    The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies HistoryGood finales offer catharsis. The best deny us closure altogether.
  27. seat belt when i ride it
    A Brief History of Ariana Grande’s Obsession With Driving MetaphorsOn “test drive,” the pleasures of the open road draw Ari back again.
  28. chat room
    Minari’s 8-Year-Old Breakout Star Thought Being in a Movie Would Be Kinda NiceAfter Steven Yeun, who does Alan Kim want to act with next? “Honestly, I’d go with anybody.”
  29. french exit
    Group Therapy With Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas HedgesThe French Exit co-stars discuss their first impressions of each other, the “heinous” drawing Hedges made of Pfeiffer, and, of course, ghosts.
  30. sundance 2021
    The Indie-Film Pandemic Is Upon UsThe at-home Sundance Film Festival offers up visions of our isolated present, if you can stomach them.
  31. a long talk
    Rose Glass on What’s Real and What’s Imagined in Saint MaudIs this a horror film? The director herself isn’t so sure. But she attempts to explain her unholy film ending anyway.
  32. remember that time
    The Only Cinema I Can Handle Is Zac Efron Prancing in High School Musical 2Nothing captures the futility of the human condition like the cursed artifact that is the “Bet on It” sequence.
  33. cult followings
    Let Ari (Grande) and Ari (Aster) Make Something Weird TogetherThe most depraved creative minds of our time simply must collaborate.
  34. a long talk
    John Patrick Shanley on His Trio of Unhinged Rom-ComsThe playwright and writer-director talks Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, and Wild Mountain Thyme.
  35. nancy meyers week
    I Got High and Made Croissants Like Meryl StreepCan a layperson make fancy baked goods high? Or is this a skill bestowed exclusively upon Meryl Streep in Nancy Meyers’s It’s Complicated?
  36. nancy meyers week
    What’s It Like to Be Directed by Nancy Meyers?Diane Keaton, Steve Martin, Cameron Diaz, Robert De Niro, and more help explain what makes the Nancy Meyers Cinematic Universe tick.
  37. nancy meyers week
    Rene Russo Explains the Perfectionism of Nancy Meyers“I’ve never seen a director go in and f–k up, f–k around with the set like she did. I thought, ‘Wow! She is involved in everything!’”
  38. role call
    Miffy Englefield Answers Every Question We Have About The Holiday The actress recalls Mr. Napkin Head, how the movie helped pull her family out of debt, and the last time she heard from Jude Law.
  39. nancy meyers week
    Cameron Diaz Remembers Running in Heels Through the Snow for The Holiday“Oh, girl. I was running, like, seven miles a day in heels. That whole scene took a week to shoot. That wasn’t even in the script.”
  40. nancy meyers week
    A Kooky Conversation With Nancy Meyers Muse Diane KeatonThe star of Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, and Something’s Gotta Give breaks down the genius of her longtime collaborator.
  41. nancy meyers week
    A Chaotic Taxonomy of the Nancy Meyers Cinematic UniverseOver four-plus decades, the filmmaker has created a very specific visual language. Here is the key.
  42. nancy meyers week
    Nancy Meyers Searches for Her Own ComfortFor decades, she’s been the foremost purveyor of onscreen hygge. Now she’s ready to retire it all.
  43. nancy meyers week
    Let Nancy Meyers Inspire You to Self-QuarantineSome social-distance-spo from Nancy Meyers: Stay home, make a chocolate croissant, and put it under your face like a beard.
  44. old testament sh*t
    Black Swan Is a Hanukkah MovieAnd I will prove it.
  45. the quarries
    The First (And Dear God, It Better Be the Last) QuarriesIn which we award the most original, absurd, scrappy, and ingenious works that shaped our year in quarantine.
  46. vulture investigates
    Was Josh Hartnett a Millennial Gay Stepping-Stone? An Investigation.In Happiest Season, Clea DuVall shouts out to Hartnett, who perhaps unintentionally helped millions* of young women along on their queer journeys.
  47. what is the self
    The Princess Switch: Switched Again: Make It Make SenseWe discuss Netflix’s latest Christmas Vanessa Hudgens movie, a taut psychological thriller that explores disturbing ideas about identity and the self.
  48. role call
    Eva Green Answers Every Question We Have About The Dreamers“Even though there were lots of nude scenes, I was desperate to do it. I was like, ‘I don’t care!’”
  49. role call
    Brooke Smith Answers Every Question We Have About The Silence of the Lambs“I know I’ll forever be the girl in the pit. For sure. And I’m okay with that.”
  50. beef
    Why Does Netflix Hate Chicago?Holidate, Emily in Paris, and The Princess Switch all make the city seem like a mall-clogged wasteland of Cubs bars and hats that read “Chicago.”
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