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  1. movie review
    The United States vs. Billie Holiday Is an Inert History LessonAndra Day is great in the title role, however.
  2. movie review
    How Not to Make a Tom and Jerry MovieA cluttered, awkward, pandering mess.
  3. movie review
    The Father Is a Devastating Close-up of a Mind That’s Beginning to FrayAnthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are excellent as a father and daughter whose time together can only end in tragedy.
  4. art review
    Heartbreak and Resurrection in ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New MuseumA brutal, essential show that pulls from the canon of Black contemporary art.
  5. streaming theater review
    Performing for Ghosts: Riz Ahmed’s The Long Goodbye“The songs are like stars, supermassive, dense with rhyme and anger.”
  6. movie review
    Great Performances and a Stunning Ending Can’t Quite Save The MauritanianJodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, and Benedict Cumberbatch all do good work in this real-life legal drama, but the movie falls flat.
  7. movie review
    Oof, What Are We to Do with Sia’s New Movie, Music?It’s not just controversial, it’s also quite terrible.
  8. movie review
    Louise Linton’s Sex-Cannibal Comedy Is Here, and It Is Not GoodMe You Madness is a nonstop deluge of overwritten rants and underbaked humor.
  9. movie review
    Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar Arrives Preordained for Cult StatusIt features Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr., and a sage old crab named Morgan Freemand.
  10. close reads
    Framing Britney and the Empathy of a Simple TimelineWhat now stands out as a central, fundamental event in Britney’s life might’ve remained a footnote if not for the doc’s chronology.
  11. review
    So Now the Weeknd Is Our Collective Escape From Hell?Abel Tesfaye’s Super Bowl LV halftime show felt chipper when it shouldn’t have, which was true of the entire evening.
  12. movie review
    A Glitch in the Matrix Is a Riveting Look at Whether Our World Is a SimulationBut it’s really about just how utterly weird life is.
  13. book review
    100 Boyfriends Is a Taxonomy of DesireBrontez Purnell’s new book roams the edges of queer romance.
  14. movie review
    Netflix’s The Dig Goes Deep on Human ExistenceRalph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan star in this surprisingly moving period drama.
  15. movie review
    Maybe Justin Timberlake Wasn’t the Right Man to Play an Angry Ex-Con in Palmer.Sometimes, having your heart in the right place isn’t enough to make a great movie.
  16. movie review
    Little Things, Big ProblemsTurns out Denzel Washington crime dramas can sometimes be bad, too.
  17. the inside track
    ‘Don’t Judge Me’ Makes the Best Case Yet for FKA Twigs’s Hip-hop CrossoverWith U.K. hitmaker Fred again.. and rapper Headie One.
  18. streaming theater review
    Bollywood Kitchen, Where the Script Is Also a RecipeA streaming innovation: Instead of getting better seats when you pay more, you get closer interaction with the star.
  19. album review
    Anuel AA and Ozuna Are Better Off Building Separate EmpiresLos Dioses, their first joint album, catches the two urbano stars at critical intersections in both careers, yet they struggle to connect.
  20. streaming theater review
    Irish Eyes, Unsmiling: Mark O’Rowe’s The Approach Is a Three-Actor ShowcaseStreaming from Dublin.
  21. movie review
    Netflix’s The White Tiger Is a Brutal, Powerful Tale of Ambition and CorruptionRamin Bahrani, one of our great directors, adapts Aravind Adiga’s international best seller.
  22. movie review
    In The Marksman, Liam Neeson Idles in PlaceHe only kicks a moderate amount of ass in this one.
  23. movie review
    Acasa, My Home Shows the Poetry and Peril of a Life Off the GridA beautiful, bittersweet documentary from Romania.
  24. album review
    Zayn’s Solo Career Still Makes No Sense, Yet the Intrigue Remains EarnedNobody Is Listening offers a subtle refinement of the sounds and ideas he has pursued since striking out on his own.
  25. movie review
    The Gorgeous, Moving News of the World Features Tom Hanks at His BestA Western from the director of Captain Phillips and The Bourne Ultimatum, if you can believe that.
  26. album review
    Sorry, But Get Used to Morgan WallenHe’s after the keys to the country-music kingdom … and succeeding like clockwork.
  27. movie review
    The Dissident Is a Grisly Look at the Life and Death of Jamal KhashoggiIt’s a complex, damning portrait of how Saudi Arabia dealt with a citizen who turned on the regime.
  28. tv review
    Mr. Mayor Is a Nice Political Comedy at a Very Not-Nice TimeComprising a sitcom dream team, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s latest is amusing, if not exactly dialed into the current climate.
  29. movie review
    In The Midnight Sky, George Clooney the Director Fails George Clooney the ActorBut Clooney the actor almost saves Clooney the director’s butt, so there’s that.
  30. respect the classics
    The 2020 Boomer Rock Renaissance No One Saw ComingMcCartney, Dylan, Stevie, Springsteen, and so many of rock’s immortals offered life lines in dire times.
  31. movie review
    Soul Is Pixar at Its Most Unpredictably WeirdAnd while the movie doesn’t always work, that part is kind of nice.
  32. movie review
    Promising Young Woman Is an Incendiary Revenge Movie With a Sugar-Sweet ShellCarey Mulligan is outrageously great as a Me Too vigilante in an unsettling first film from Emerald Fennell.
  33. movie review
    Monster Hunter Is Loud, Unapologetic FunIt’s filled with scary monsters, gnarly weapons, and terrific visual storytelling.
  34. theater review
    The Holidays Are a Drag: Taylor Mac and Joshua William Gelb Dress for ItReviews of Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce: Pandemic!, and Joshua William Gelb in Heather Christian’s I Am Sending You the Sacred Face.
  35. album review
    After 10 Years on the Moon, Kid Cudi Comes Back Down to EarthWorking with Travis Scott inspired Cudi to tighten up foundations as a lyricist; as with Travis, style sometimes leapfrogs substance.
  36. movie review
    Greenland Might Actually Be Too EffectiveI wanted to see Gerard Butler fight a comet named Clarke. Instead, I got a real movie.
  37. putting on heirs
    In Reality Show House of Ho, a Fat Inheritance Comes at a PriceThis new reality show about a super-wealthy Vietnamese American family goes cliché when it should go specific.
  38. album review
    Taylor Swift Is Done Self-MythologizingAs folklore did, the stories in evermore ask us to consider what motivates women when they act desperately against their interests.
  39. review
    Spider-Man: Miles Morales Isn’t Quite Sure How to Build a Better New YorkerIt’s a fun game that knows where it came from and hints at where it needs to go.
  40. movie review
    Wolfwalkers Will Charm You. Wolfwalkers Will Save You.Prepare to be astonished by this animated film from Ireland.
  41. tv review
    HBO’s New Bee Gees Documentary Does More Than Just DiscoThe Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart smartly contextualizes the story of one of the most successful groups in pop history.
  42. movie review
    We Should Probably Talk About Wild Mountain ThymeBecause WTF.
  43. podcast review
    Appearances Is Unlike Any Podcast You’ve Ever HeardSharon Mashihi leads a chaotic, semi-fictional journey into herself.
  44. movie review
    Steven Soderbergh and Meryl Streep Went on a Luxury Cruise and Made a Good MovieLet Them All Talk is a charming comedy that gets at some personal truths.
  45. movie review
    Let Us Now Praise Riz Ahmed in Sound of MetalIs there an actor who is more interesting to look at these days?
  46. movie review
    Mank Is David Fincher’s Flawed Fable About a Hollywood CynicGary Oldman plays the co-writer of Citizen Kane in a period showbiz story that could stand to go through another few drafts.
  47. album review
    Shawn Mendes Still Leaves Too Much to Wonder AboutWonder is the most interesting-sounding music he has ever made, but the album has little to say about the man at the middle of it.
  48. movie review
    Frances McDormand Has Gone To Look For America In NomadlandDirector Chloé Zhao examines the idea of wide-open frontiers without nostalgia or the need to pathologize.
  49. album review
    Bad Bunny Has Become Bigger, and Better, Than the Industry Knows What to Do WithEl Último Tour Del Mundo proves he’s outgrown both his peers and the artificial constraints placed on Latin artists.
  50. album review
    On Plastic Hearts, Miley Cyrus Finally Owns a SoundBeneath the studded leather and early MTV rock fan service, Plastic Hearts is a reckoning.
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