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  1. movie review
    M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass Congeals on the ScreenOh, these poor actors.
  2. theater review
    Theater Reviews: Northeast Prep and Southern Gothic in Choir Boy and Blue RidgeNew plays from Tarell Alvin McCraney and Abby Rosebrock.
  3. movie review
    Rust Creek Is a Thriller With a Surprising Streak of HumanismFrom the start, it’s clear director Jen McGowan will be putting her heroine through hell while protecting her from degradation.
  4. concert review
    A Star Is Born Again: Lady Gaga’s Vegas Residency DazzlesShe was born to perform at this scale.
  5. movie review
    Holmes & Watson Doesn’t Make It Easy, But There’s Fun to Be HadThe movie’s climactic musical number is positively award-worthy. It alone is worth enduring the opening slog.
  6. movie review
    Stan & Ollie Is a Synthetic But Sweet Biopic of Two Born EntertainersIt’s also extremely sweaty.
  7. movie review
    Bird Box Wasn’t Written by an Algorithm — But It Sure Feels Like It WasYou don’t appreciate the art of a good genre contrivance until you see one pulled off poorly.
  8. movie review
    On the Basis of Sex Plays Like a Rocky Movie, But It WorksThe Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic hits its marks with the subtlety of a legal brief. But that’s not fatal.
  9. movie review
    The American Meme Is an Entertaining Missed OpportunityThe internet celebrity doc can be fun, even informative, but there’s a bigger story here, and Bert Marcus mostly fails to tell it.
  10. movie review
    Second Act Is a Strange, Scattered Attempt to Cash In on NostalgiaIn some ways, Jennifer Lopez’s latest embodies all the ways in which the mainstream “women’s comedy” is having an identity crisis right now.
  11. movie review
    Bumblebee Is a Surprisingly Restrained, Modest Transformers MovieBut in the end, I found myself missing the gonzo, go-for-broke bravado of the earlier movies — we’re all still here for the exploding robots.
  12. movie review
    American Renegades Is a Bit of a SlogBut there’s something pleasantly old-fashioned about the military-heist adventure, set during the Bosnian war.
  13. movie review
    The Quake Is a Little Too GoodThe destruction in The Quake is more total, more hopeless, and more convincing than that of its predecessor, The Wave.
  14. theater review
    Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird Adaptation Walks the WalkBartlet Sher and a superior cast bring a period piece into the present.
  15. album review
    The Trouble With XXXTentacion’s Fragmented SKINSIt’s all chilling ideas that dissipate before they can be resolved.
  16. off broadway
    Theater Review: Slave Play Blends the Terrifying and the TantalizingThis show understands a good twist.
  17. movie review
    Tyrel Is a Subtle — Then Brutally Effective — Portrait of Racial AlienationIt’s a chamber orchestra of unconscious prejudice and passive-aggression, with Jason Mitchell’s performance as the violin solo at the center of it.
  18. opera review
    Opera Review: The Unseen Great War, in William Kentridge’s The Head and the LoadThe North Africa campaign that the West often forgets about.
  19. theater review
    Theater Review: Can a Cooled-Down Network Bring the Heat?Theater Review: Can a Cooled-Down Network Bring the Heat?
  20. theater review
    Theater Review: How Over-the-Top Should The Cher Show Be?Do you believe in life after life?
  21. album review
    Tekashi 6ix9ine Gets Lost in His Own AlbumThe sense that the guests are here because this is where the most people’s eyes and ears are going to be this month is hard to shake.
  22. movie review
    The Mercy Is Both Moving and ConfusingIt’s got Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz in top form, and The Mercy nails the emotion, but comes up somewhat short as a narrative.
  23. album review
    Anderson .Paak Is a Formidable Talent and a Work in ProgressOn his new album, Oxnard, he is very clearly both.
  24. theater review
    Theater Review: A Soft-Edged Production of Tom Stoppard’s The Hard ProblemTom Stoppard’s first new play in a decade gets a production that’s a little cuddlier than we’re accustomed to.
  25. movie review
    Creed II Is More of a Rocky Sequel, But It Still Lands Some Solid PunchesCreed II is pretty rough around the edges, in a way that the blisteringly confident and unexpectedly stylized Creed was not.
  26. album review
    Mariah Carey’s Caution Is an Invitation and a WarningThe album is a song cycle about clearing out dead weight in your life in order to make room for new faces and experiences.
  27. album review
    Mumford & Sons’ Delta Is Hit or MissThere’s interesting experimentation here, but things tend to get pretty hammy.
  28. theater review
    Theater Review: The Prom, Where Theater Geeks Belt Away Without ShameAnother funny meta-musical from the team behind ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’
  29. theater review
    Theater Review: The Minor-Key K-Pop of Wild Goose DreamsHansol Jung’s play gets a fantastic, enveloping production.
  30. theater review
    Theater Review: Raúl Esparza Makes a Hard-to-Resist Arturo UiJohn Doyle’s customarily spare production makes Brecht great (again).
  31. album review
    The Triumph and Tragedy of Lil Peep’s Come Over When You’re SoberPosthumous albums are a gift and a curse.
  32. theater review
    Theater Review: Is Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) Still Revolutionary?Fourteen years later, it feels out-of-step.
  33. two critics one show
    Is Mike Birbiglia’s The New One a Broadway Show or Standup? Our Critics Discuss.Sara Holdren and Jesse David Fox compare notes.
  34. movie review
    In The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the Coens Take Old Westerns to a New FrontierThis might be their bleakest work of all, and one of their richest.
  35. theater review
    Theater Review: King Kong, Who’s There?Besides the giant mechanical ape and the 14 puppeteers who keep him going, that is.
  36. theater review
    Theater Review: Eve’s Song, Long on Relevance and Short on Dramatic CraftAnother story of good theatrical intentions that don’t hold up a play.
  37. theater review
    Theater Review: The Indignities and Glories of Female Adolescence in Usual GirlsAnd the dangers those girls face.
  38. theater review
    Theater Review: The Thanksgiving Play Is All Stuffing, No HeartAnd it’s a turkey.
  39. theater review
    Theater Review: The Good Intentions of American SonGoodhearted does not mean good.
  40. album review
    On Vince Staples’s FM!, Everybody DiesThen it sets about making its characters’ trip through the pearly gates as much of a riot as possible.
  41. theater review
    Theater Review: A Slightly Tamed Torch Song Returns to BroadwayA second viewing reveals its wit but also its facile turns.
  42. art
    This Long-Running MoMA Show Might Restore Your Faith in UtopianismFinding solace in Bodys Isek Kingelez.
  43. theater review
    Theater Review: Days of Rage Gives Us 1969 Radicals Without Actual RadicalismFence-straddling at the barricades.
  44. theater review
    Theater Review: Good Grief Is a Memory Play in a Hall of MirrorsNgozi Anyanwu’s play shifts and reframes the way real memories do.
  45. movie review
    Maria by Callas Is a Fleetingly Intimate Portrait of the Late Opera DivaThe documentary features recordings, interviews, and previously unpublished letters — and a lot of blank spaces.
  46. tv review
    There Is Life After Death for House of Cards and The ConnersBoth shows are fascinating, though each ends up being mainly about the void left by the loss of its star.
  47. movie review
    Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind Is a Meta-MasterpieceIt’s a gas.
  48. theater review
    Theater Review: Thunderbodies Is the Latest Political-Catastrophe Dramatic FarceReaching for the satiric punch of Brecht or Jarry.
  49. theater review
    Theater Review: At the Far End of America, Lewiston/Clarkston Finds a CostcoA play in two parts, plus barbecued chicken.
  50. theater review
    Theater: Elaine May Keeps It Together While Falling Apart in The Waverly GalleryA character’s slide into dementia has ripple effects on her family.
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