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    Catwoman May Be Bad at Being Good, But It’s Very Good at Being BadHollywood turned its back on Halle Berry after her movie bombed, but why couldn’t the industry let a Black woman flop in campy peace?
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    Pride & Prejudice Is a Subtly Horny Balm for Our TimeThis week’s Friday Night Movie Club pick celebrates the small things when it comes to courtship, such as holding hands and brushing past one another.
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    A Decade Later, Bridesmaids’ Supporting Players Deserve Their FlowersOur unending gratitude to Jessica St. Clair, Ben Falcone, and Annie Mumolo for their comedic service.
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    Twilight Is Forever Camp-Cringe RoyaltyGive Bella Swan a Nobel Prize now.
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    Belly Is the FUBU of American Cinema, and That’s Why I Love ItHype Williams’s iconic, undeniably stylish feature film isn’t a masterpiece, but it lets stars like the late DMX shine.
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    30 Years Later, Defending Your Life Is Still the Best Movie About the AfterlifeWhat else has Meryl Streep, an A-list cameo, and unlimited buffets?
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    Fargo Claimed to Be a True Story, But the Coen Brothers’ Touches Made It GreatTwenty-five years later, we still happily vouch for this Minnesotan classic.
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    In Praise of Barb & Star’s Club Remix of ‘My Heart Will Go On’Why is it only a minute long? I need more!
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    Brandy Answers Every Question We Have About CinderellaOn singing with Whitney Houston, the fate of the movie’s soundtrack, and building up impossible hopes for Black girls everywhere.
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    Do You Understand the Impact of Brandy and Whitney’s Cinderella?It would not be an overstatement to say that Blinderella is the piece of culture that has most profoundly shaped my life.
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    The Still-Burning Fire of Born in FlamesA failed progressive regime demands collective action to meet the people’s needs. Hmm …
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    Wiping the Dust Off Sweet Smell of SuccessIt’s an incredibly contemporary movie about media power and the brutally transactional form it can take.
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    The Exquisite Violence of The Age of InnocenceThere are no shootings or beatdowns. No one gets run over by a carriage or slapped with a glove. But there’s emotional violence. And it’s unrelenting.
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    Is Save the Last Dance Worth Rewatching?For the cursed audition scene? No. For the underappreciated performances from Kerry Washington and Bianca Lawson? Yes.
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    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.
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    It’s Christmas, So Let’s Watch Eyes Wide Shut for the 101st TimeAfter a miserable year, the holiday season is upon us again and we’re calibrating our seasonal movie selections accordingly.
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    Here’s the Only Home Alone Conversation I Want to Have This Holiday SeasonIt has nothing to do with Catherine O’Hara, Donald Trump, or sequels.
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    Casino Is the Gaudy Pinky Ring of the Vegas Movie SubgenreI love this movie about a lot of greedy, glamorous people who are always looking for the bigger and better deal.
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    The Endless Rewards of Rewatching Citizen KaneDo you need to see Citizen Kane to enjoy Mank? No, you don’t — you need to see Citizen Kane, period.
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    When Harry Met Sally Won the Friday Night Movie Club ElectionYou’ll have what we’re having.
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    The It Follows Sex Demons, RankedFor this week’s Friday Night Movie Club, we are honoring the villain in David Robert Mitchell’s 2015 indie-horror sleeper hit.
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    Get in the Tub, We’re Watching What Lies BeneathWe deserve to see more class and trash collide in mid-tier-budget movies with stars of a certain age giving us their best spurned-spouse meltdowns.
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    The Liberating Beauty of the Final Destination MoviesThe many dangers of our sad little lives are weaponized by this horror franchise. Which might be one reason why it’s so strangely cathartic.
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    Children Can Have a Little Nightmare Fuel, As a TreatThis Halloween season, we’re rewatching Coraline until our eyes are sewn over with buttons.
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    In The Ring, the House Haunts YouBefore you die, you see The Ring … by joining us this October 2 for a live tweet as part of Vulture’s Friday Night Movie Club.
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    The Time to Watch Molly’s Game Is All the TimeIt’s a story of greed, excess, hubris, and bandage dresses; it’s a story about Hollywood.
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    The Timeless Honesty of Wild Style, the First Hip-Hop MovieCharlie Ahearn and Fab 5 Freddy’s documentary-like film became an international cult favorite in the early 1980s. It’s just as fresh today.
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    Harold Perrineau Answers Every Question We Have About Romeo + JulietMercutio on the wild off-set nights with Leo, getting caught in a hurricane filming his death scene, and the movie’s second life as a cult classic.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio Won’t Let Himself Be Hot Onscreen Without DyingI am here today to posit a theory about the Romeo + Juliet and Titanic actor’s storied career and his Fibonacci sequence of a face.
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    Grab Your Quarantine Pet, We’re Watching Best in Show This FridayAnd please, for the love of dog, don’t forget Busy Bee.
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    I Loved Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I’m Scared to Ever Rewatch It.This week’s Friday Night Movie Club is a film about whether it’s worth it to keep mining your memories for meaning.
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    Mr. and Mrs. Smith Is a Straight Shot of Movie Star CharismaThis week’s Friday Night Movie Club is a testament to star power.
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    The Lost World Is Steven Spielberg’s Nastiest Film, and I Love ItIt’s a truly demented series of mostly wordless action and horror setpieces whose technical proficiency is matched only by their cruelty.
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    A Candid Conversation With the (Fake) Jurassic Park Social-Media Manager“I think it’s just such a dumb time to be alive. I think people are bored.”
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    The Movie of This Quarantine Summer Is Jurassic ParkRunning from dinosaurs, stress-eating ice cream, filing into a theme park even though it means putting lives at risk — who can’t relate?
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    You Can Hate Inception All You WantBut the highest hope anyone has for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is that it will be another Inception.
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    We’re Watching the Best Adam Sandler Movie This FridayI’m sorry, but it’s still Click.
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    Helen Hunt Answers Every Question We Have About TwisterThe actress on performing with Bill Paxton, what it was like to be temporarily blinded on set, and what her future with the franchise looks like.
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    Twister Is the Perfect ’90s Disaster MovieHelen Hunt and Bill Paxton bickering about who gets to throw themself in front of a tornado first, while giving each other the F me eyes? Say less.
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    Clueless Is a Great Teen Movie. It’s Also a Satire About the White and Wealthy.We go back to this movie over and over because it’s fun. But we don’t talk enough about how it cleverly critiques Cher’s obliviousness.
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    Patrick Fugit Answers Every Question We Have About Almost FamousFugit tells us about his crush on Kate Hudson, the legendary cast parties, and Bijou Phillips’s attempts to “corrupt” him.
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    The Bittersweet Experience of Watching Almost Famous 20 Years OnThe movie is, by Cameron Crowe’s own admission, based on actual things that happened to him. Two decades later, it feels like his biggest fantasy.
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    Why The Social Network Feels Sharper Now Than It Did When It First Came OutDavid Fincher’s masterpiece, now streaming on Netflix, isn’t really about the internet — it’s about power.
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    Inside Man Still Absolutely RulesIt’s Spike Lee and Denzel Washington at their slickest.
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    Bill Duke on the Making of His Essential ’90s Thriller Deep CoverThe director contemplates the legacy of his neo-noir about cops and criminals, and what he sees in the protests sweeping the country today.
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    Deep Cover Defies the Standards of Hollywood Stories About CopsThe film noir genre has always been good at laying bare the lies at the heart of the American dream.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Why Can’t Every Movie Be As Good As The Mask of Zorro?I went into the 1998 film dreading what Hollywood would do to it. Now it feels like the kind of thing that we kept Hollywood around for.
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    When Life Gets Grim, Watch Center StageBetter yet, watch the iconic, 20-year-old dance movie, now streaming on Netflix, with Vulture this Friday night.
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