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  1. album review
    Anderson .Paak Is a Formidable Talent and a Work in ProgressOn his new album, Oxnard, he is very clearly both.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. album review
    Mumford & Sons’ Delta Is Hit or MissThere’s interesting experimentation here, but things tend to get pretty hammy.
  6. theater review
    Theater Review: The Prom, Where Theater Geeks Belt Away Without ShameAnother funny meta-musical from the team behind ‘The Drowsy Chaperone.’
  7. theater review
    Theater Review: The Minor-Key K-Pop of Wild Goose DreamsHansol Jung’s play gets a fantastic, enveloping production.
  8. theater review
    Theater Review: Raúl Esparza Makes a Hard-to-Resist Arturo UiJohn Doyle’s customarily spare production makes Brecht great (again).
  9. album review
    The Triumph and Tragedy of Lil Peep’s Come Over When You’re SoberPosthumous albums are a gift and a curse.
  10. theater review
    Theater Review: Is Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) Still Revolutionary?Fourteen years later, it feels out-of-step.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. theater review
    Theater Review: King Kong, Who’s There?Besides the giant mechanical ape and the 14 puppeteers who keep him going, that is.
  14. 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.
  15. theater review
    Theater Review: The Indignities and Glories of Female Adolescence in Usual GirlsAnd the dangers those girls face.
  16. theater review
    Theater Review: The Thanksgiving Play Is All Stuffing, No HeartAnd it’s a turkey.
  17. theater review
    Theater Review: The Good Intentions of American SonGoodhearted does not mean good.
  18. 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.
  19. theater review
    Theater Review: A Slightly Tamed Torch Song Returns to BroadwayA second viewing reveals its wit but also its facile turns.
  20. art
    This Long-Running MoMA Show Might Restore Your Faith in UtopianismFinding solace in Bodys Isek Kingelez.
  21. theater review
    Theater Review: Days of Rage Gives Us 1969 Radicals Without Actual RadicalismFence-straddling at the barricades.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. movie review
    Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind Is a Meta-MasterpieceIt’s a gas.
  26. theater review
    Theater Review: Thunderbodies Is the Latest Political-Catastrophe Dramatic FarceReaching for the satiric punch of Brecht or Jarry.
  27. theater review
    Theater Review: At the Far End of America, Lewiston/Clarkston Finds a CostcoA play in two parts, plus barbecued chicken.
  28. 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.
  29. movie review
    Sub Thriller Hunter Killer Is a Satisfyingly Clichéd Throwback to Simpler TimesGerard Butler stars in an undersea thriller filled with sub-movie hallmarks and featuring a competent American government trying to do its best.
  30. theater reviews
    Theater Reviews: The Joys and Troubles of the Teaching PlayPlot Points in Our Sexual Development and India Pale Ale epitomize the ends of the spectrum.
  31. venice film festival
    Suspiria Is a Bleak, Gorgeous, Radical Reimagining of Its PredecessorLuca Guadagnino’s gruesome reimagining has neither style nor substance in common with Dario Argento’s giallo classic, and it’s all the better for it.
  32. movie review
    Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria Remake Casts No SpellIt takes everything deliriously surreal in the original and lumbers it with German history, gender studies, and cloddish dance/performance art
  33. theater review
    Theater Review: Livestock and Stock Types in The FerrymanIt pushes every high-drama button and checks every shamrock-shaped box, and yet …
  34. opera review
    Opera Review: On the Lightness of Nico Muhly’s Marnie“This deluxe production of a lavish opera rests on such a wispy score.”
  35. theater review
    Theater Review: Gloria: A Life Is Not a Bio-Play, and That’s a Good ThingIt’s a story circle, incorporating multiple lives in every color, and it brought me to tears, more than once.
  36. movie review
    Jonah Hill’s Mid90s Shows Promise, But Never Quite Makes an ImpactHill’s directorial debut reflects its protagonist: It’s a collection of postures, moods, and music cues, looking for a reason to exist.
  37. theater review
    Theater Review: Truthiness on Trial, in The Lifespan of a FactDaniel Radcliffe checks facts; Bobby Cannavale thinks he’s entitled to his own.
  38. movie review
    Beautiful Boy Proves That Timothée Chalamet Is the Real DealCall Me By Your Name wasn’t a fluke.
  39. movie review
    Can You Ever Forgive Me? Is a Visceral Depiction of LonelinessMelissa McCarthy plays a failing writer turned highly successful forgery artist in Marielle Heller’s early-‘90s period piece.
  40. theater review
    Theater Review: A Cranky Teen Joan of Arc in Mother of the MaidWith Glenn Close as her mommmmmm!
  41. theater review
    Theater Review: An Unsturdy Apologia“It’s less a drama of ideas than it is a collection of cheap, self-satisfied notions.”
  42. movie review
    Melanie Laurent’s Galveston Is Pitch Black and Paper ThinStarring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning, it not only fails to find a way to reinvent tired ideas, it also piles a few more tired ideas on top of it.
  43. theater review
    Theater Review: On Being Queer and Black in America, in Fireflies“It feels like going to church — the kind of church where the minister thunders and rhapsodizes, aiming both to appall and exalt.”
  44. album review
    Tom Morello’s Atlas Underground Is Amusing but Often OverbearingA few less hands on deck would’ve done this album better.
  45. movie review
    Apostle Is So Batshit It Makes The Wicker Man Look Like GoosebumpsApostle is ultimately an absorbing, horrifying movie that’s maybe not as smart as it wants to be. But it’s more disturbing than you’d expect.
  46. movie review
    Bad Times at the El Royale Is Long, Labored, and Synthetic — But Not BoringWhat’s missing from Bad Times at the El Royale is a sense of urgency. Is this a story that needs to be told or a self-conscious and labored exercise?
  47. tiff 2018
    TIFF Review: First Man Is Laborious, and StupendousFirst Man might be the most grounded space movie ever made.
  48. theater review
    Theater Review: Can Cabaret Songs Be a Tool of Liberation?’Midnight at the Never Get’ asks whether pretty songs have any place in a hard politicized world.
  49. movie review
    Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Lacks the Original’s BiteThe sequel replicates the template and the atmosphere of the original, but it’s missing the invention and emotional investment.
  50. theater review
    Theater Review: The Diva Soul of Black LightDaniel Alexander Jones brings it.
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