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  1. album review
    Doja Cat Refuses to Be Dragged Down to EarthPlanet Her makes a case for Doja as our new ice-cool pop-queen supreme.
  2. theater review
    The Shed Artwashes Hudson Yards. Who Artwashes the Shed?Open Call strives for drama in the long shadow of a luxury mall.
  3. extremely online
    Our Chemically Imbalanced Romance With Trisha PaytasI pressed play on Trigger Warning on a lark and enjoyed it at a time when the H3 extended universe seems fraught with disputes and news of lawsuits.
  4. comedy review
    The Messy, Proud Variety of Pause With Sam JayOn her HBO show, the comedian just wants to shoot the shit.
  5. movie review
    Review: Pixar’s Luca Is a Literal Fish-Out-of-Water FantasyThough charming and vibrant, the new Disney film aspires for greater meaning that it doesn’t always reach.
  6. movie review
    The Bleak, Beautiful Holler Marks the Arrival of a Major New TalentNicole Riegel’s suspenseful Rust Belt drama might seem familiar, but don’t be surprised if it astonishes you.
  7. album review
    Sleater-Kinney Is Whatever Sleater-Kinney Says It IsPath of Wellness flouts the accepted wisdom about what happens to bands when the most beloved lineup changes.
  8. song review
    Lorde Has Risen But Only Halfway“Solar Power” feels more like a carefree vacation update than the blockbuster comeback we’ve been anticipating since the simpler times.
  9. movie review
    Ramshackle Dreams Make In the Heights a Believable FairytaleUncertainty, humanity, and fantasy turn this Broadway adaptation into a show-stopper.
  10. movie review
    Mark Wahlberg’s Reincarnation Movie Infinite Needs a Few More Lifetimes of WorkSuch a high-concept action movie, so little imagination.
  11. streaming theater reviews
    Two Digital Theater Projects Pretend to Put 20-Somethings’ Lives on the LineTheater Reviews: ’The Kill One Race’ and ‘Capricorn 29’
  12. podcast review
    Slow Burn Takes on the Forever WarThe podcast’s fifth season a rigorous marshaling of the facts — explores the conditions that led to the Iraq War.
  13. movie review
    Undine Is a Perplexing Take on the Mermaid MythThe new film from the Phoenix director Christian Petzold is hard to shake off, even if it also never really comes together.
  14. movie review
    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It Should Have Stuck to the Haunted HousesThe Patrick Wilson–Vera Farmiga horror franchise tries to depart from its previous format, with some seriously mixed results.
  15. movie review
    Cruella Is the Girl-Bossification of the MadwomanCruella takes one of the richest narrative archetypes and whittles her down into a glossy, hollow, capitalism-approved monster.
  16. album review
    DMX’s Exodus Isn’t a Final Word But a Striking Parting MessageIt was the groundwork for a new career path, not the unexpected end of the road.
  17. movie review
    A Quiet Place Part II Will Turn You Into a Nervous WreckBut in a good way.
  18. streaming theater review
    This American Wife Gives the Real Housewives the Fake Friends TreatmentI’m saying it to your face!
  19. rebecca is a food critic now
    It’s True: BTS and McDonald’s Are the Dream Combo MealConsider their new Cajun and Sweet Chili dipping sauces the new eighth and ninth members of BTS.
  20. music documentaries
    What’s Really Worth Remembering About 1971’s Historic Year in MusicAsif Kapadia’s Apple TV+ documentary is just a more serious I Love the ‘70s, a fun and often compelling walk down memory lane.
  21. album review
    Olivia Rodrigo Studied All the Right MovesAs her debut album Sour opens up, the Disney star’s varied talents begin to flower.
  22. movie review
    The Dry Is a Mystery You Might Find Hard to ShakeEric Bana is spectacular in this thriller that never lets up on the grief.
  23. theater review
    Downtown Theater Comes Back, Slowly and Then All at OnceThe current New York performance jamborees, though, aren’t catering primarily to newcomers or out-of-towners.
  24. viewing guide
    The Best and Worst of Love, Death & Robots Volume 2The new season of Netflix’s animated anthology series is significantly shorter than the first, but the hit rate is also much higher.
  25. album review
    J. Cole and the Limitations of Millennial RapHe doesn’t have to attempt, and be good, at everything. He knows it, but he’ll never stop trying.
  26. movie review
    Profile Captures the Anxiety of Our All-Digital Lives, But Is That a Good Thing?Come for the ISIS recruitment exposé, stay for the social-media nightmare.
  27. movie review
    The Woman in the Window Is a Trashy Movie Trying to Be a Classy OneThe Amy Adams thriller would be better off embracing its true self.
  28. movie review
    Those Who Wish Me Dead Is a Straight Shot of AdrenalineThe neo-Western-inflected work is striking in its aesthetic decisions. And it proves once more why Angelina Jolie is a star.
  29. movie review
    Chris Rock and a Game Cast Can’t Quite Save Spiral: From the Book of SawIt’s more a tired cops-chase-a-serial-killer movie than a tired Saw sequel.
  30. podcast review
    The Improvement Association Tries to Dismantle ‘The Big Lie’The New York Times podcast zooms in on one county’s response to election-fraud mania.
  31. movie review
    Oxygen Feels Like Something the Netflix Algorithm Vomited UpIn that sense, it’s fine?
  32. movie review
    Army of the Dead Is a Tale of Two Zack SnydersHis Netflix Vegas-heist movie set during a zombie apocalypse, starring Dave Bautista, starts off great, but the fun doesn’t last.
  33. theater review
    In Taxilandia, the Front Seat Is Stage, the Back Seat an AudienceAnd the partition is the proscenium arch.
  34. movie review
    The Abysmal Wrath of Man Proves Guy Ritchie Is His Own Worst EnemyHow do you mess up a Jason Statham revenge thriller?
  35. tv review
    Shrill Doesn’t Need ClosureThe low-key yet insightful closing episodes of the Hulu comedy eschew resolution in favor of continued evolution.
  36. movie review
    Fear Not, Here Today Is Not a Billy Crystal-Tiffany Haddish Romantic ComedyBut you get the feeling that Crystal kind of wanted it to be?
  37. tv review
    Welcome to Ziwe’s House. Make Yourself Uncomfortable.Ziwe Fumudoh’s interview show makes the jump from Instagram to cable in characteristically iconic fashion.
  38. tv review
    Girls5Eva Is 2 Funny 2 IgnoreThe Peacock series about a girl group reuniting in middle age cranks out joke after joke about the ridiculous exercise that is show business.
  39. album review
    DJ Khaled Will Never Change. Why Should He?The garrulous personality, the faithful positivity, and the seemingly bottomless thirst for self-promotion have been there all along.
  40. movie review
    The Mitchells vs. the Machines Should Be Insufferable. Alas, It’s Delightful.It is both a takedown and a celebration of our dissonant, tech-obsessed world. Also, Danny McBride fights a toaster.
  41. tv review
    The Mosquito Coast Is Filled With Unpleasant WisdomAt its best, the Justin Theroux–starring series delivers the horror-adjacent excitement that comes from wondering how things could possibly get worse.
  42. song review
    Billie Eilish’s Real Power Might Be Her Ability to Still Surprise“Your Power” is another unexpected turn, one of the singer’s most direct and revealing bits of writing to date.
  43. movie review
    Without Remorse Is Also Without a Single Moment of ExcitementHow is this Michael B. Jordan action movie, which is headed to Amazon, so dreary?
  44. book review
    In Rachel Cusk’s ‘Second Place,’ a Search for Connection Feels ClaustrophobicIn a new novel, a writer known for her cool remove drowns the reader in her protagonist’s obsessions.
  45. movie review
    Netflix’s Space Thriller Stowaway Is Sometimes Confusing, Never BoringToni Collette, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson keep this sci-fi suspenser admirably grounded.
  46. movie review
    Here’s a Movie About a Pig That Might Change Your LifeExecutive produced by Joaquin Phoenix, Viktor Kossakovsky’s powerful Gunda doesn’t try to make its animals human. It lets them be themselves.
  47. movie review
    Sesame Street Doc Street Gang Is About When TV Needed To Be Saved From ItselfThe documentary, which celebrates the formative years of the iconic kids’ show, is also a testament to the singular forces that allowed it to happen.
  48. movie review
    Sebastian Stan Makes Monday a Movie Worth Waking Up ForThe actor and costar Denise Gough give it their all.
  49. movie review
    In the Earth Is a Slapdash Wilderness Horror Story for the Age of COVIDThe new horror film from Ben Wheatley, made quietly and quickly last year, evokes the pandemic but can’t figure out what to say about it.
  50. new york philharmonic
    The Philharmonic’s First Concert Back Brought Me Panic and SolaceAt the Shed, Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte and Strauss’s Metamorphosen.
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