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  1. uncanny similarities
    Spider-Man: Far From Home and Call Me By Your Name Are Basically the Same MovieA high-school-aged twink spends a pivotal summer vacation in northern Italy, where he forms a complicated bond with a handsome older man.
  2. close reads
    The Spider-Man: Far From Home Mid- and Post-Credits Scenes, ExplainedLet’s dig into why that character is returning to the franchise.
  3. step sequels
    What Summer 2019’s Step-Sequels Can Learn From Spider-Man: Far From Home“Audiences will pay to go to see sequels — as long as they’re good.”
  4. spider-man: far from home
    Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio Is a Villain Who Knows He’s in a Superhero MovieThe bad guy in Spider-Man: Far From Home is uncannily aware of the tropes of the genre he’s in.
  5. the blip
    How Spider-Man: Far From Home Explains Post-Snap Life in the MCUFirst off, it’s called The Blip now.
  6. movie review
    Spider-Man: Far From Home Delivers a Single, Scary, Brilliant Answer to EndgameSay what you will about Marvel, but the people at the top are frighteningly in tune with what its audience wants.
  7. beyonce?!
    We Should Just Call It ‘Beyoncé Presents: The Lion King’ NowSeven thoughts on those cast photos.
  8. endings
    Let’s Talk About That Scene in YesterdayDo you want to know a secret?
  9. easter eggs
    5 Toy Story 4 Easter Eggs You Might Have MissedThere’s a Dinoco gas station, of course, and the Pizza Planet truck. But did you see the grape soda cap from Up?
  10. box office
    Toy Story 4 Won and Lost at the Box Office. What Does That Mean for Toy Story 5?The third film felt like the last in John Lasseter’s franchise. Then a fourth arrived. What about a fifth?
  11. close reads
    Toy Story 4 Is a Movie About Getting Older and Getting Out of the WayYou see another nice Pixar movie about sentient playthings. We see a story about baby boomers and presidential candidates.
  12. movie review
    This Toy Story Is Not Like the Other Toy StoriesSeriously, did David Lynch write this thing?
  13. franchise fatigue
    The Summer of Hollywood’s Step-Sequel ProblemDark Phoenix and Men in Black: International are not so much sequels as they are step-sequels — part of the family but also kind of not.
  14. thirst wagon
    Are You Ready for the Summer of Hot Emma Thompson?Let the rest of the world beat their brains out for a white boy of the month. It is Emma Thompson o’clock! Please dress accordingly.
  15. movie review
    Men in Black: International: Where Did the Charm of This Franchise Go?You don’t really laugh at the Chris Hemsworth-Tessa Thompson sci-fi comedy so much as feel guilty for not laughing at it.
  16. deep dives
    An Oral History of Vincent D’Onofrio’s Perfect Men in Black PerformanceTwo words: sugar water.
  17. the industry
    What the Filmmakers Behind Rocketman Learned From Bohemian RhapsodyHow do you make a music biopic any good? Don’t make it a music biopic.
  18. movies
    Late Night Isn’t the Sharp Workplace Comedy We Hoped ForMindy Kaling’s first starring role in film only half works.
  19. x-men
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of Dark PhoenixThe fizzling out of the X-Men franchise tells us a lot about superhero movies and Hollywood.
  20. vulture lists
    All 12 X-Men Movies, RankedFeaturing Deadpool, Wolverine, Dark Phoenix, and so many blue people.
  21. movie review
    Dark Phoenix Takes the X-Men to Space, With Middling ResultsSophie Turner floats above an uninspired Jean Grey saga.
  22. monsterverse
    Godzilla: King of the Monsters Credits Scene (and Other Easter Eggs), ExplainedHere’s our fittingly titan-size list of all of the MonsterVerse Easter eggs, ending with our best theories on what that post-credits scene means.
  23. monsterverse
    How Godzilla: King of the Monsters Brought Back MothraThe Big Five returned to theaters this summer. Sadly, Mechagodzilla is nowhere to be found.
  24. quiz
    Does This Scene Appear in Bohemian Rhapsody, Rocketman, or Both?How similar are they? Find out in this handy quiz.
  25. behind the scenes
    Inside Rocketman’s Absolutely Wild Dodger Stadium SceneRocketman is not a biopic. It’s a musical collection of memories that tries to unpack where Elton John came off the rails and why.”
  26. movie review
    Rocketman Tries to Levitate Its Audience, But It Falls Flat InsteadThe Elton John biopic has unusual dramatic heft for a jukebox musical, but that’s a big curve on which to grade.
  27. movie review
    Godzilla Is Back. What an Unholy Mess.Godzilla: King of the Monsters is visual noise. It makes “The Battle of Winterfell” look like a model of clarity.
  28. summer preview
    The Most Anticipated Screen Pairings of the Summer Movie SeasonSummer movies are for fun and escape, and what’s more entrancing than some stellar co-star chemistry?
  29. vulture lists
    12 Summer Movies to See This Memorial Day WeekendCatch up on all the recent summer releases and seriously, watch Avengers: Endgame already!
  30. summer preview
    Summer Horror Preview: Midsommar and More Scary Stories We Can’t Wait to SeeA hellish summer festival, a revamped Chucky doll, and a bunch of other Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, oh my!
  31. movie review
    A Movie like Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin Isn’t Shot — It’s GeneratedIt’s set inside a matrix where the real and digital worlds are indistinguishable.
  32. summer preview
    Summer Movie Preview: The Lion King, The Farewell, and Tarantino’s HollywoodVulture’s guide to cinema this summer.
  33. cannes 2019
    Watch Elton John and Taron Egerton Sing ‘Rocketman’ LiveThe biopic opened to a minutes-long standing ovation at Cannes.
  34. cannes 2019
    Taron Egerton and His Girlfriend Got Drunk at Elton John’s HouseThe Rocketman star on why he cried at the premiere, his friendship with John, and what separates him from Rami Malek.
  35. cannes 2019
    How Gay is Rocketman?How much of Richard Madden’s tush do we see? Who does Taron Egerton smooch? Is there thrusting? Vulture investigates.
  36. cannes 2019
    The 13 Most Anticipated Movies at Cannes This YearFrom Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood to Frankie to Parasite, here’s a look at the films we’re most excited to see at the Croisette this year.
  37. very twisty
    Detective Pikachu’s Writers Explain How They Approached the Movie’s EndingIt’s very twisty!
  38. ridley scott fan club
    Why Does Detective Pikachu Look So Good? It Was Shot on 35mm Film.“We wanted to make it look like Blade Runner.”
  39. catch 'em all
    It Took Detective Pikachu Producers 7 Years to Make a Live-Action Pokémon MovieLegendary Entertainment never set out to make a movie about a coffee-addicted Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds, but here we are.
  40. catch 'em all
    How Detective Pikachu’s Writers Decided Which Pokémon to Includea.k.a. how Psyduck became a star.
  41. explainers
    Unpacking the Unhinged Detective Pikachu UniverseCan Detective Pikachu only investigate Pokémon crimes? Do Pokémon operate outside the human legal system? Is there a Pokémon god?