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  1. tv review
    Soundtrack Is the Opposite of an EarwormA bold but very wobbly Netflix family drama is hampered by a melancholy tone that’s at odds with its flights of musical fancy.
  2. tv review
    You Season Two Is a Dark DelightThe gloriously deranged series returns on Netflix to explore the effects of violent masculinity and deconstruct the “Cool Girl.”
  3. movie review
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Is a Formulaic, Crowd-Pleasing CartoonEpisode IX is a dream movie for Disney as much as I’m guessing it’s a nightmare for George Lucas.
  4. album review
    Harry Styles’s Sound Could Still Use a Bit of Fine-tuningFine Line goes where it pleases, for better or worse.
  5. theater review
    A New Order for Sing Street, Now Adapted for the StageI just can’t get enough.
  6. what were the 2010s?
    The Book of Mormon and Hamilton Already Feel Like They’re From Another TimeA fresh look at the decade’s biggest Broadway smashes.
  7. theater review
    I Took Kids to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. They Saw Things I Missed.I borrowed two children for the afternoon and watched the show through their eyes as well as my own.
  8. movie review
    Black Christmas Is Bloody Holiday FunDirector Sophia Takal and co-writer April Wolfe are behind this reboot of a cult classic.
  9. theater review
    At the Armory, Judgment Day Shows Its Cast No MercyAnd in Brooklyn, JACK lands in a congenial new space.
  10. movie review
    Uncut Gems Gives Adam Sandler the Awesome, Freaky Movie He DeservesIt’s the summation of the Safdie brothers’ culture, in which the drive for life collides head-on with the drive for death, and the upshot is cinema.
  11. movie review
    With A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick Takes on the Evils of HistoryIt’s based on the real story of Franz Jägerstätter, a devout Austrian farmer who refused to pledge loyalty to Hitler.
  12. movie review
    Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell Is Full of Rage and SpinIt can’t be an accident that the film shows the enemies of truth and justice to be the FBI and the press.
  13. theater review
    The Thin Place Is a Horror Drama That You Think You’ll Forget, Then Won’tAt the edge between reality and something else.
  14. theater review
    Harry Connick Jr. Brings the Tick-Tick-Tick of Cole Porter Back to BroadwayAlso some awkward theatrics—but the core of the evening is the de-lovely band and that voice.
  15. movie review
    Bombshell Only Sometimes Understands That It’s About White FeminismCharlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie play Fox News employees in a movie that isn’t anywhere near as sharp-edged as it should be.
  16. movie review
    Jumanji: The Next Level Is a Tired, Modestly Funny Sequel2manji feels kind of lifeless, but there are a few twists this time around.
  17. theater review
    Theater Review: Greater Clements, a Small-Town Drama Without the TownDown into the midwestern darkness, at a little spot that’s about to disappear from the map.
  18. theater review
    Theater Review: Daniel Kitson Keeps Only Things That Spark No Joy WhatsoeverA monologuist who can’t stop interrogating himself and us.
  19. tv review
    The L Word Returns As the More Inclusive, Less Radical Generation QShowtime’s revival of the early-2000s series feels less daring and more familiar than its predecessor, and that’s its own form of achievement.
  20. movie review
    A Million Little Pieces Turns a Literary Scandal Into a Boring MovieHowever much of James Frey’s rehab saga was true or fudged, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson can’t make the case for why it’s worth adapting.
  21. theater review
    Theater Review: Jagged Little Pill Is Missing the Essence of AlanisWasn’t she iconic?
  22. 25 days of cats
    Looking Back at John Simon’s Positive 1982 Review of Cats“If you like lavishness, if you like opulence, if you like kitty-literature at its grandest, Cats is surely your thing.”
  23. theater review
    London Theater Review: My Brilliant Friend, in Five Hours Onstage, Still PlayfulElena Ferrante’s four books become four acts.
  24. tv review
    Truth Be Told Tells an Underwhelming Crime TaleThe Apple TV+ series starring Octavia Spencer as a true-crime podcaster sounds great on paper, but is a classic case of prestige-TV overreach.
  25. movie review
    Queen & Slim Bursts With Style, But It Can’t Live on Beauty AloneMelina Matsoukas’s movie asks: In a country that is built on black suffering, is it not radical to capture joy wherever you can?
  26. movie review
    In Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Rich White Bigots Get Their ComeuppanceMacabre as it is, there’s something comfy about the universe of this ensemble whodunit.
  27. movie review
    The Two Popes Is Not As Stuffy As It Might SoundAnthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce make a talky drama about the Catholic Church into something that’s actually pretty damn compelling.
  28. movie review
    Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman Is His Most Satisfying Film in DecadesThe director has made his most stylishly daring movie: one that is pointedly sapped of style.
  29. theater reviews
    The Wild Invention of Fefu and Her Friends and A Bright Room Called DayFornés and Kushner, wild inventors both.
  30. movie review
    There Is No Resisting Little WomenGreta Gerwig’s take on the Louisa May Alcott classic is a fresh, affectionate reimagining that’s impossible not to love.
  31. tv review
    Servant Is Extremely Silly, and Extremely WatchableThe M. Night Shyamalan–produced Apple TV+ thriller is overwrought, overacted, and withholding, and yet I just kept watching.
  32. movie review
    Netflix’s Klaus Is Just Weird Enough to Get You to Watch ItThis animated holiday movie is set in a surreally gruesome place, filled with surreally gruesome people. Somehow, that works.
  33. album review
    Don’t Look Now, But Coldplay Are Good Again Everday Life is a big bang for a band believed to be dead or dying.
  34. theater reviews
    The Understated Charms of The Underlying Chris, and a High-Decibel CrucibleWill Eno, produced quietly, and Arthur Miller, not.
  35. movie review
    Todd Haynes’s Dark Waters Shows You Hell on EarthIs this what happens every day in a country controlled by companies with vast coffers, armies of lobbyists, and politicians leased by the year?
  36. theater review
    Theater Review: A Christmas Carol Gets a Cute Scrooge With Daddy IssuesIs this the Ghost of Broadway Future?
  37. movie review
    Frozen 2 Exists Because the Market, Not the Story, Demanded ItIs it fair to call a sequel unnecessary when it’s going to make a jillion dollars?
  38. theater review
    What Makes the Man: Édouard Louis’s Autobiographies, OnstageHistory of Violence at St. Ann’s and The End of Eddy at BAM.
  39. movie review
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Ought to Make You Roll Your Eyes, and Yet …Our nicest Hollywood star playing our nicest-ever children’s show host: There’s peer pressure to succumb.
  40. theater review
    Tragedy Plus Comedy Plus Melodrama in The InheritanceThree hours that are impossibly absorbing, and then three and a half more.
  41. movie review
    Waves Is Gorgeous and Frustrating — Great Soundtrack, ThoughKelvin Harrison Jr. and Taylor Russell play siblings in a bifurcated movie with style to burn and shakier credibility.
  42. movie review
    The Report Is a Dry, Arm’s-Length Movie That Seeps Into Your BloodAccidentally or on purpose (or a bit of both), Scott Z. Burns’s movie reminds us how hard it is to be a whistle-blower.
  43. movie review
    Ford v Ferrari Is an Old-fashioned RouserJames Mangold doesn’t misuse his head-rattling techniques. He brings a lot of new-fashioned virtuosity, too.
  44. movie review
    The Empty Corporate Feminism of Charlie’s AngelsIn Elizabeth Banks’s reboot of the women detective franchise, girl power feels less like a guiding principle than something you’d stick on a T-shirt.
  45. tv review
    Dollface Is a Frothy Feminist Comedy in Search of Deeper MeaningThe Kat Dennings–led Hulu series tries to speak to millennial women’s concerns but ends up talking down to them.
  46. song review
    Billie Eilish Has a Freak-out About Sudden Fame on ‘Everything I Wanted’It’s an impostor-syndrome fantasy, feeling like the love and respect you enjoy are undeserved and easily withdrawn.
  47. opera review
    Gleaming and Self-Aware, Philip Glass’s Akhnaten Is Borne to the MetGilt is everywhere.
  48. tv review
    High School Musical Swallows Itself WholeThe Disney+ original High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is as absurdly referential as its convoluted title suggests.
  49. baby shark
    What Do They Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do at Baby Shark Live?On tour, two minutes of song become 80 minutes of kid bliss.
  50. movie review
    In Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach’s Self-Pity Comes With Stretches of BrillianceThe best parts of this divorce saga are the small moments that resonate like mad.
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