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The Vast of Night Makes Retro Sci-Fi Feel Startlingly Fresh

One of the year’s great movie discoveries — a 1950s-set directorial debut about a possible alien encounter — is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
the longest lives

What I’ve Learned So Far

Lessons from artists and thinkers.
remember that time

Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins Break Down Private Life’s ‘Vagina-Vagina’ Scene

This one goes out to all the women sitting absolutely pantsless in front of their screens right now.
  1. universal monsters
    Ryan Gosling’s Wolfman to Join the Rest of the Universal Movie MonstersFollowing in the footsteps of Elisabeth Moss’s The Invisible Man earlier this year.
  2. movie review
    The Vast of Night Makes Retro Sci-Fi Feel Startlingly FreshOne of the year’s great movie discoveries — a 1950s-set directorial debut about a possible alien encounter — is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
  3. billboard charts
    Is There Really Only One Black Woman Over 40 With a No. 1 Song?The High Note points out a lack of older women represented on the charts, but it’s forgetting a couple divas.
  4. vulture recommends
    The 59 Best Movies to Watch With Your Parents During QuarantineFor anyone who’s riding out the coronavirus at their childhood home.
  5. movie review
    The High Note Is a Mostly Forgettable Hollywood Fairy TaleIn the end, Tracee Ellis Ross’s Grace Davis feels like a diva in search of real characterization.
  6. movie review
    Netflix’s I’m No Longer Here Is a Lovely Tale of Music, Migration, and LossFrom the director of Los Espookys, it’s a heartbreaking drama about a cumbia-obsessed teen’s journey from Mexico to New York.
  7. sexual assault
    The 8 Accusations Against Russell Simmons Detailed in On the RecordThe doc follows his alleged history of rape and harassment.
  8. exclusive
    Watch This Exclusive Clip From New Amazon Sci-Fi Movie The Vast of Night“Ma’am, is this an emergency?”
  9. now streaming
    The 100 Best Movies on HBO MaxThe new streaming service has a deep catalogue full of great films.
  10. movie review
    On the Record Is Imperfect, Provocative, and Utterly NecessaryThe documentary detailing accusations of sexual assault against Russell Simmons proves to be a compelling and uneven work of the Me Too era.
  11. coronavirus
    Here Are All the Movies Delayed Because of CoronavirusWith updated release dates where available.
  12. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusA long list of broken dreams.
  13. the longest lives
    What I’ve Learned So FarLessons from artists and thinkers.
  14. sequels
    Sonic the Hedgehog and His New Teeth Will Be Back for a SequelCongrats to Sonic with the good teeth.
  15. remember that time
    Kathryn Hahn and Tamara Jenkins Break Down Private Life’s ‘Vagina-Vagina’ SceneThis one goes out to all the women sitting absolutely pantsless in front of their screens right now.
  16. cannes 2020
    How Each Major Film Festival Is Responding to the CoronavirusNow that Cannes has been canceled, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch is expected to premiere at TIFF instead.
  17. hey big spender
    Apple Partners With Paramount to Produce Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower MoonMarty and Leo and Robert, oh my!
  18. netflix
    Netflix Is Opting Out Of the Film Festival Circuit This Awards SeasonThe streaming giant will not be sending any films to festivals in 2020.
  19. coronavirus
    Aneesh Chaganty Is Living in His Parents’ House, Contemplating Searching 2He’s not writing or directing the sequel anymore. Instead, he’s focusing on a new heist movie and pitching a new TV show, too.
  20. coronavirus
    The Best Movies to Watch in Quarantine, According to Famous DirectorsWant to disappear into a movie? We asked Luca Guadagnino, Claire Denis, Michael Mann, David Lynch, and more to recommend some escapist films.
  21. remembrances
    Fred Willard Was ‘One of the Good Guys’Norman Lear, John Michael Higgins, and Bob Balaban remember the late comedian and actor.
  22. friday night movie club
    Kiki’s Delivery Service Is a Perfect Fable for Lonely City DwellersStudio Ghibli’s catalogue is finally available to stream on HBO Max. Celebrate with us this Friday by watching Miyazaki’s 1989 animated film first.
  23. the race to animate
    Every Studio Ghibli Film, RankedThe Japanese animation powerhouse has produced some of the best films ever made, and now they’re finally streaming on HBO Max.
  24. streaming
    Every Harry Potter Movie Apparates to HBO MaxAccio film archive.
  25. movies
    Tom Cruise and Elon Musk’s SpaceX Are On a Mission: To Shoot a Movie in SpaceBoy, to be a fly on the wall during that pitch meeting.
  26. movie review
    Lucky Grandma Is a Rorschach Test Comedy-ThrillerTsai Chin’s transfixing lead performance is the main reason the film works so well.
  27. 'ello!
    Dance, Magic, Dance Because Labyrinth Is Getting a SequelDoctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson is attached to direct.
  28. movie theaters
    What Will Make Us Feel Comfortable Going to the Movies Again?And what will a post-pandemic theater look like?
  29. vulture lists
    The 33 Best Movies Over 3 Hours LongGot some extra time? Lose yourself in these cinematic spectacles.
  30. uncut gems
    The Story Behind the Uncut Gems House, and the 83-Year-Old Widow Who Owns ItTo Rose Leviton, the Safdies are just “two young boys” who made a movie in her kitchen. Now that it’s on Netflix, she might even watch it.
  31. diamond district
    We Cordially Invite You To Meet Uncut Gems’ Non-ActorsUncut Gems uses and subverts stars like Adam Sandler, but the movie is built on a handful of first-time actors from the diamond district and beyond.
  32. animate this!
    Laika Pits Its Stop-motion Creatures Against Each Other In New Fight ChallengeAs long as no one has to go up against the Other Mother.
  33. now streaming
    The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right NowGroundhog Day, Her, The Matrix, and more.
  34. movie review
    The Lovebirds Is a Staunchly Average Streaming Rom-ComThe Netflix movie is designed to be watched while performing a menial task — folding the laundry or washing dishes — in quarantine.
  35. movie review
    The Painter and the Thief Is a Sexy, Strange Not-Quite-Love StoryAn artist finds a muse in the man who stole her work in this arresting documentary, now on Hulu, VOD, and in theaters.
  36. documentaries
    In AKA Jane Roe, a ‘Deathbed Confession’ Was Never the Plan“I was shocked,” documentarian Nick Sweeney says of Norma McCorvey’s onscreen confession. “It was not what I expected.”
  37. vulture lists
    The 30 Greatest Disaster Movies of All TimeWhat makes cinematic depictions of catastrophe so compelling?
  38. infinite avatar
    All of the Avatar Sequel Announcements: A TimelineCome hell, high water, or a global pandemic, the first Avatar sequel is coming December 17, 2021.
  39. friday night movie club
    The Mask of Zorro Director on the Secret to Making a Great Romantic Action EpicMartin Campbell said no three times before signing on to the classic swashbuckler film. Two decades later, we’re still thankful he did.
  40. diversifying assets
    Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead Getting a Self-Described ‘Diverse Remake’Okay.
  41. the replacements
    Wanted to See F9 This Weekend? Try These 5 Movies Instead.Death Proof, the original The Italian Job, and more.
  42. in memoriam
    A Wake for Lynn SheltonThe late indie director’s closest friends and collaborators mourn the loss of a beloved experimental artist.
  43. chat room
    Kumail Nanjiani Made Sure to Buy Gym Equipment Before the Pandemic HitThe Lovebirds star spoke to Vulture about his new movie and his pandemic priorities.
  44. lawyer up asshole
    Dylan O’Brien’s Social Network Impression Is … Terrific?Andrew Garfield approves.
  45. hashtag inevitable
    What Hath the Snyder Cut Released?In retrospect, Warner Bros.’ decision to rerelease Zach Snyder’s Justice League was inevitable. It’s also consequential.
  46. summer 2020
    19 Horror Movies We’re Excited to See This SummerFrom Prime Video’s The Vast of Night to the Janelle Monáe–starring Antebellum to A Quiet Place sequel.
  47. open your purse
    Spike Lee’s New Movie Won’t Use CGI De-Aging, Unlike That Other Netflix Film“I was not getting $100 million to de-age our guys.”
  48. moira would've nailed it
    Catherine O’Hara Almost Played the Holly Hunter Role in Broadcast NewsHer audition with Albert Brooks was a “disastrous chemical misfire.”
  49. backstories
    Cameron Crowe Is Finally Ready to Tell Us Vanilla Sky’s SecretsThe director reflects on his famously divisive sci-fi thriller, which envisioned an empty, virtual city long before our current predicament.
  50. camp quarantine
    Tyler Perry Shares Plan To Begin Filming Again, Invents ‘Camp Quarantine’He plans to resume production on Sistas and The Oval as soon as July.
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