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  1. theater review
    My Name Is Lucy Barton Comes to Broadway As a Glum, Gray DudThis adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel is a dull lesson in the difference between what’s needed on the page and on the stage.
  2. movie review
    Dolittle Is Anti-CinemaYou go into this thing expecting silly insouciance and walk away from it questioning reality.
  3. movie review
    The World Didn’t Need Another Bad Boys MovieThe new Bad Boys is probably a wash, but it ends so well that I now find myself not entirely opposed to the idea of a fourth one.
  4. movie review
    I Lost My Body Is Both Genuinely Sweet and Thoroughly TwistedAt least one good thing came out of the 2020 Oscar nominations: recognition for a left-field animated gem.
  5. theater review
    What’s Over the Top at the Under the Radar Festival?Plus Richard Maxwell’s Queens Row, at the Kitchen.
  6. movie review
    Like a Boss Is a Fascinatingly Unfunny Movie with an Incredibly Funny CastWhat even is this thing?
  7. song review
    Drake and Future Are Way Too Good at Memeing ThemselvesThe video seems destined to live as a constellation of GIFs.
  8. tv review
    The New Pope Lives in The Young Pope’s ShadowJohn Malkovich is great as the Vatican’s newest tenant, but Pius XIII’s presence looms over the season despite his being unconscious for much of it.
  9. tv review
    HBO’s The Outsider Keeps You Guessing, and Guessing, and GuessingRichard Price’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2018 crime thriller weaves a tangled, unruly web of questions it doesn’t seem inclined to answer.
  10. album review
    Selena Gomez Returns Unbothered and at Her Best on RareIt’s a whole album’s worth of “I still got it.”
  11. movie review
    Underwater Is a Relentlessly Entertaining Deep-sea CatastropheIt’s all your fears — of the deep, of tight spaces, of the dark, of giant-creepy-crawly-squishy things — rolled into one.
  12. tv review
    Welcome to TV’s Cheer-ocracyThe one-two punch of USA’s Dare Me and Netflix’s Cheer proves that cheerleading can inspire multiple great — and wildly different — series.
  13. opera review
    Review: A Grungy, Glorious New Wozzeck at the MetWilliam Kentridge’s new production makes its debut.
  14. song review
    R&Bieber’s Back, for Better or WorseThe pivot back to R&B is a fascinating one for Justin Bieber, if you remember what happened the last time he tried it.
  15. Dogs Review CatsHearing from six canine critics who improbably don’t hate Cats as much as their human peers.
  16. movie review
    Just Mercy Is a Precise and Patient Recounting of a Very Real Human StoryDestin Daniel Cretton’s film is based on the non-fiction book of the same name.
  17. movie review
    Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Reaches for Something MoreThe director demonstrates her love for Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel in every scene.
  18. movie review
    1917 Is More Filmmaking Stunt Than MovieThe difficulty level of Sam Mendes’s World War I movie doesn’t really make up for its hollowness.
  19. movie review
    Cats Is Good. Cats Is Bad. Cats Is Cats.No idea where to begin with this one.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.”
  22. 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.
  23. album review
    Harry Styles’s Sound Could Still Use a Bit of Fine-tuningFine Line goes where it pleases, for better or worse.
  24. theater review
    A New Order for Sing Street, Now Adapted for the StageI just can’t get enough.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. movie review
    Black Christmas Is Bloody Holiday FunDirector Sophia Takal and co-writer April Wolfe are behind this reboot of a cult classic.
  28. theater review
    At the Armory, Judgment Day Shows Its Cast No MercyAnd in Brooklyn, JACK lands in a congenial new space.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. theater review
    Theater Review: Daniel Kitson Keeps Only Things That Spark No Joy WhatsoeverA monologuist who can’t stop interrogating himself and us.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. theater review
    Theater Review: Jagged Little Pill Is Missing the Essence of AlanisWasn’t she iconic?
  41. 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.”
  42. theater review
    London Theater Review: My Brilliant Friend, in Five Hours Onstage, Still PlayfulElena Ferrante’s four books become four acts.
  43. 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.
  44. 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?
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. theater reviews
    The Wild Invention of Fefu and Her Friends and A Bright Room Called DayFornés and Kushner, wild inventors both.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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