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Oscar Futures: Spielberg’s West Side Story Is Feeling Pretty

The long-delayed remake of the 1962 Best Picture winner couldn’t have asked for a better first week.
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A Long Talk With the Hot Gay Nuns of Benedetta

Virginie Efira and Daphné Patakia discuss working alongside Paul Verhoeven, the feminist bona fides of their movie, and Virgin Mary dildos.
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Laura Dern Answers Every Question We Have About Citizen Ruth

On Alexander Payne’s “equal-opportunity offender” abortion comedy, Miramax’s efforts to “kill” support for it, and its continued relevance.
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    Watch Trailer for Texas Chainsaw Massacre Sequel, If You DarePremiering February 18, 2022, on Netflix.
  2. tall girl
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  3. co-star swap
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  4. awards season
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  5. oscar futures
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  6. movie review
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  9. rust
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  10. awards season
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  11. 😇 😇
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  12. respect the classics
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  13. role call
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  17. transit
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  18. great stories
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  19. the industry
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  20. tributes
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  21. a long shot
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  22. awards season
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  23. r.i.p.
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  24. chat room
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  25. oscar futures
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  26. movie review
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  28. “boof!”
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  29. fan casting
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  30. movie review
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  32. holiday movies
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  33. vulture lists
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  34. movie review
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  36. movie review
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  37. movie review
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  38. house of gucci
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  39. who is that?
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  40. a long talk
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  41. collector’s edition
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  42. roll clip!
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  43. movie review
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  44. movie review
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  45. oscar futures
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  46. gallery
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  47. trailer mix
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  48. respect the classics
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  50. a long talk
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