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  2. 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.
  3. encounter
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  4. putting the atoms together
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  5. exit interview
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  6. exit interview
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  7. cannes 2022
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  8. cannes 2022
    Cronenberg’s Cannes ComebackThe director’s stomach-turning new movie has him back in the festival’s good graces.
  9. crimes of the future
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  10. cannes 2022
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  11. cannes 2022
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  12. cannes 2022
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  13. cannes 2022
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  14. rendezcruise
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  15. encounter
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  16. community theater
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  17. strong female leads
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  18. a long talk
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  19. q&a
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  20. after yang
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  21. math
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  22. a star is born
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  23. vulture investigates
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  24. role call
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  25. sundance 2022
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  26. vulture quiz
    Quiz: Which Cult Are You In?Do you worship Search Party’s Dory, Yellowjackets’ haunted forest, or the almighty dollar over all else?
  27. behind the seams
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  28. just look up
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  29. chekhov’s peloton
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  30. she’s a maid
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  31. a blog for christmas
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  32. 😇 😇
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  33. a long talk
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  34. emergency discussion
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  35. dyune
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  36. scary
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  37. between friends
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  38. profile
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  39. encounter
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  40. a long talk
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  41. the void
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  42. the hugh files
    Hugh Jackman’s Unquenched Thirst for Women Displaced in TimeAn unholy pattern has emerged.
  43. the big hippo
    A Real Jungle Cruise Operator Reviews Jungle CruiseA former Disney World skipper compares his experience on a simulated river cruise to the Rock’s. (Spoiler: They both carried guns.)
  44. 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.
  45. 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.”
  46. cannes 2021
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  47. cannes 2021
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  48. cannes 2021
    Bergman Island Is for the Ingmar Bergman HeadsLet Mia Hansen-Løve explain you to yourself.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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