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You Don’t Know Amalia Ulman

The enigmatic artist cast herself and her mother in her new movie, El Planeta, set in her hometown. She swears it’s fiction anyway.
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J. Smith-Cameron Answers Every Question We Have About Harriet the Spy

On impressing Rosie O’Donnell with her theater credits, hanging with Courtney B. Vance in Canada, and the enduring brilliance of the Harriet costumes.
movie review

Dear Evan Hansen Walks Through the Uncanny Valley, Ascends Anyway

When the movie Dear Evan Hansen works, it’s working against the original musical’s platitudes and giving weight to its inherent brutality.
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  18. obits
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  31. role call
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  35. casting
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  36. you oughta know
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  39. you gotta listen to this
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  40. obits
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  41. venice film festival 2021
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  42. movie review
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  43. flops
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  44. vulture lists
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  45. 9/11: 20 years later
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