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  1. tv review
    Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back Accomplishes the UnthinkableIt rises to the unenviable task of offering new insights into one of the most documented music careers of all time.
  2. opera review
    The Met Opera’s Eurydice Finds Fun in a Hopeless PlaceThe new production ventures to the underworld and provides an awfully good time.
  3. movie review
    Encanto Is the Best Disney Animated Film Since FrozenA tale of magic and belonging, with a surprisingly intimate emotional journey at its core.
  4. podcast review
    S***hole Country Asks Who Likes to Be in America?A new podcast by an anonymous narrator considers a big choice between two lives and two continents.
  5. movie review
    Will Smith’s Performance Makes King Richard Worth SeeingIt’s not so much a biopic of Richard Williams, father to Venus and Serena, as it is a portrait of a family at a pivotal time in their lives.
  6. theater review
    Trouble In Mind Deserved Better All AlongIt takes the American theater to task.
  7. book review
    Love Behind Bars Is Possible. It’s Just Absurdly Hard.In Love Lockdown, journalist Elizabeth Greenwood follows couples who are trying to make it work when at least one partner is in prison.
  8. theater review
    Diana: The Musical Is Almost as Bad as Her MarriageA misbegotten match from the start.
  9. theater review
    Theater Review: Assassins Takes Aim at the Here and NowThe Sondheim-Weidman musical is about desperate, damaged people turning their aggression on America itself. Remind you of anything?
  10. tv review
    Adele One Night Only Was Too Much and Also Just RightThe celebrity quotient was excessive in Adele’s CBS special. But the 30 artist proved she’s still got it.
  11. movie review
    Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast Is a Bolder Movie Than It SeemsThe director has made an autobiographical film, set during the Troubles, about lower-case t troubles.
  12. theater review
    Lagos Soaps and Superstitious Hopes: Nollywood Dreams and “The Pool Plays”Light and funny and weird on these dark days.
  13. theater review
    The Sharp-Edged Sword of while you were partyingHow dark can dark humor get?
  14. theater review
    Ibsen’s Peer Gynt Becomes Eno’s Gnit, and Turns Gnomic, Gnostic and GnostalgicWill Eno keeps his distance from Ibsen, though.
  15. movie review
    Finch Might Make You Cry Like a Baby, But Is It Any Good?Tom Hanks can’t save us, but he can save that dog.
  16. movie review
    Netflix’s The Harder They Fall Is a Mess, But It’s a Fun MessThis star-studded, stylized Western may not hang together, but it has an infectious energy all its own.
  17. theater review
    The Risks and Rewards of Theater About Right NowThe Visitor rips itself apart, and Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord will sew you back together.
  18. theater review
    Three Generations’ Inner Lives Come Out in Morning SunAnd you really ought to see Edie Falco, Blair Brown, and Marin Ireland as they do.
  19. theater review
    Back at the Scene of the Crimes: Revisiting Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992Anna Deavere Smith’s Rodney King testimonies return, restaged for this moment.
  20. movie review
    Last Night in Soho Is a Mostly Intoxicating AffairStarring Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie, Edgar Wright’s freewheeling, pop-drenched homage to Swinging London is buoyant and brutal.
  21. theater review
    The Time Is Now, Finally, for Caroline, or ChangeTony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical was ahead of its audience in 2003.
  22. movie review
    Cousteau and Me‘Becoming Cousteau’ charts the legendary explorer’s life, but it strikes a note of despair.
  23. theater review
    The Mother Just Wants What’s Best For YouHave some Brecht, with Wooster sauce.
  24. theater review
    Fairycakes Never Takes FlightA play employing every theatrical sprite is pinned down by its leaden meter.
  25. movie review
    The French Dispatch Is the Most Wes Anderson Movie Wes Anderson Has Ever MadeThe ensemble anthology is airless, overly whimsical, and utterly delightful — sorry!
  26. album review
    Young Thug’s Punk Rebirth Isn’t Quite ThatNeither was Lil Wayne’s.
  27. theater review
    Dana H. Is Harrowing and UnmissableA big Broadway house doesn’t diminish any of its power.
  28. machine learned
    Should You Buy the New Roku Things?Answering the essential questions about the brand’s latest 4K Streaming Sticks.
  29. movie review
    The Last Duel Is a Bro-Down Epic With a Metal HeartIt’s not so much a history lesson as it is a savage, beautiful catharsis.
  30. book review
    Fear and Loathing in ‘Asian America’In The Loneliest Americans, Jay Caspian Kang tries but fails to restore meaning to an empty term.
  31. song review
    There Is Still Nothing Like New AdeleEven if “Easy On Me” resembles, on its surface, something old and familiar.
  32. movie review
    Halloween Kills Is Afraid of ItselfIt wants to be a gonzo send-up and a social-message movie at the same time. It winds up being neither.
  33. movie review
    Bergman Island Is a Giddy Exploration of the Gap Between Art and ArtistMia Hansen-Løve’s new film takes place on the Swedish island that was famously home to Ingmar Bergman, but it makes room for ABBA as well.
  34. theater review
    The Lehman Trilogy (Almost) Delivers on Its InvestmentPeerless stagecraft and a once-in-a-lifetime cast.
  35. theater review
    Multidimensional Blackness in Thoughts of a Colored ManIt’s “explicitly about making visible what’s usually kept private.”
  36. movie review
    Ghostbusters: Afterlife Is a Reanimated CorpseBut hey, people love zombies.
  37. theater review
    Is This a Room Asks Questions America Can’t AnswerThe play about Reality Winner moves uptown.
  38. theater review
    Chicken & Biscuits Serves Up Sustenance at a Church FuneralWith a side of syrup.
  39. movie review
    Lamb Is a Dark Fairy Tale With a Great Concept and Not Much to SayThe new A24 movie has a way with wordlessness — for better and worse.
  40. theater review
    The Many Voices of a One-Man Show: Lackawanna BluesRuben Santiago-Hudson’s evocation of his steel-town youth.
  41. classical-music review
    Carnegie Reopens With Bernstein, Beethoven, and a Tribute to Those 7 p.m. ShoutsAfter 572 silent days.
  42. podcast review
    Suspect Might Be the Best True-Crime Podcast of the YearIt’s far from revolutionary, but there’s something to be said about being the most polished version of a standard.
  43. theater review
    Pop Renaissance! Six: The Musical Fans Lose Their Heads Over Broadway OpeningDeferred, beleaguered, survived.
  44. theater reviews
    Figuring Out Failure in the First Person: The Nosebleed and HindsightIn these two plays, things aren’t going great.
  45. movie review
    If You Like Westerns, You’ll Want to See Old HenryTim Blake Nelson reminds us that he’s one of the best we’ve got.
  46. dance review
    Bill T. Jones’s Deep Blue Sea Includes Everything and the Kitchen SinkA piece of art that’s awash in its own ideas.
  47. tv review
    Documenting Britney SpearsThree timely documentaries are capitalizing on the #FreeBritney interest, but is it appropriate to dig for more dirt at such a fraught turning point?
  48. movie review
    No Time to Die Is Fun, But Only When It Dares to BeDaniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond has plenty of action spectacle, but it can get mired in self-seriousness. Big surprise.
  49. opera review
    The Met Comes Alight Again With Fire Shut Up in My Bones“For all its newsworthiness, Fire Shut Up in My Bones is an old-fashioned opera opera.”
  50. theater review
    Bond and Costanzo, Emotions Laid Bare, in Only an Octave ApartIf you clap hard enough — and you’d better — you’ll hear their encore, a mash-up of “Walk Like an Egyptian” and Philip Glass’s Akhnaten.
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