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A Guide to Rewatching Sidney Poitier’s Most Memorable Films

His image evolved and adapted over decades as the central contradiction of the actor and director’s life played out on screens.
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The 101 Best New York City Movies, Ranked

Some movies reflect the perilous reality of living here, others the urbane fantasy. The greatest do both.
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The Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2021

These are the 22 comics who industry insiders predict will be the superstars of tomorrow.




  1. book club
    11 Books to Read If You Already Miss YellowjacketsFor Jeff.
  2. now streaming
    Checking In on Netflix’s Original Movies: January 2022 EditionA taboo French film, Spanish horror, and Alyssa Milano.
  3. vulture lists
    10 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthBrian Cox, Daphne Palasi Andreades, Noah Hawley, and more.
  4. sundance 2022
    18 Sundance Movies We Can’t Wait to Watch (from Home)From horror stories to news-breaking documentaries, here’s what’s we’re watching this year.
  5. slashers
    Which Ghostface Is the Best Ghostface?In which we rank the Scream killers — including Scream (2022).
  6. 1.5x speed
    Magic, New Girl, and Julia Fox: 5 Podcasts Worth Trying This WeekPlus: tennis drama!
  7. fuck off!
    The Greatest Succession Insults, RankedNo one sells a “Fuck off!” like Brian Cox.
  8. remember the 90s?
    So You Already Miss Yellowjackets. Here’s What to Watch Next18 movies and TV shows to tide you over until season two.
  9. vulture picks
    25 Notable New Releases Over the Next Two WeeksPam & Tommy on Hulu, Ozark’s final season, Sean Thor Conroe’s first novel, and more.
  10. 1.5x speed
    A Podcast All About Twilight (and 4 More Shows Worth Checking Out)Hold on tight, spider monkey.
  11. to paradise
    6 South Korean Dating Shows to Watch After Single’s InfernoFrom more mind games to more hot people on a beach.
  12. 1.5x speed
    Cow Comedy, Phone Sex, and More Podcasts Worth TryingIncluding extra picks from our industry survey.
  13. vulture lists
    Every Jennifer Lawrence Movie, RankedWith Don’t Look Up hitting Netflix, we rank all of Jennifer Lawrence’s big-screen performances, from Winter’s Bone to The Hunger Games.
  14. vulture lists
    Every Leonardo DiCaprio Movie, RankedHe’s played troubled men and boyish romantic heroes with equal skill. Which of his roles will stand the test of time?
  15. the rabbit hole
    10 Movies to Plug Into After The Matrix Resurrections“Choice is an illusion,” sure, but here are some options anyway.
  16. we here for you
    11 Books to Fill the Succession-Size Hole in Your HeartFrom ancient history to children’s fiction.
  17. boba fêting!
    7 Shows and Movies to Hunt Down Before The Book of Boba FettBack to Tatooine yet again!
  18. vulture lists
    9 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthWill Smith, Mel Brooks, Ann Patchett, and more.
  19. now streaming
    Checking In on Netflix’s Original Movies: December 2021 EditionA Jane Campion western, a Sandra Bullock drama, and Single All the Way.
  20. some ‘splainin’
    16 Essential I Love Lucy EpisodesFrom conveyer belts to baby chickens.
  21. spider-man: no way homework
    13 Movies to Watch Before Spider-Man: No Way Home (and Where to Sling ’Em)[Insert meme of pointing Spider-Men.]
  22. vulture lists
    Every Steven Spielberg Movie, RankedFrom Jaws to his latest, West Side Story, see where each of the director’s major works falls.
  23. blue is the warmest christmas
    The Best Queer Holiday Movies to Make the Yuletide GayTrope-y holiday romance isn’t just for the straights.
  24. vulture lists
    All the Best Sweaters on Succession, RankedAll hail Shiv’s turtlenecks.
  25. devils
    18 Essential Nunsploitation FilmsPaul Verhoeven is certainly not the first director to be fascinated with lesbian nuns.
  26. 1.5x speed
    When Bruce Willis Went to Idaho (and 5 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including a podcast about what we do in the kitchen.
  27. rankings
    Every Kirsten Dunst Role, RankedNo one does it like her.
  28. essential episodes
    17 Essential Episodes of It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaFeaturing rum ham, Chardee MacDennis, and, of course, the Nightman.
  29. fashion du jour
    The 24 Best Get Back Fits, RankedGeorge Harrison’s turtlenecks, Ringo Starr’s shirts, and everyone’s coats.
  30. 1.5x speed
    5 Great Podcasts to Binge This WeekThe perfect way to pass the time during your holiday travels.
  31. now streaming
    Checking In On Netflix’s Original Movies: November 2021 EditionAn Idris Elba Western, Italian true crime, and something starring Kelsey Grammer.
  32. vulture lists
    Every Will Smith Movie Performance, RankedHow does King Richard stack up against against the rest?
  33. vulture lists
    What to See, Watch, and Stream This Thanksgiving WeekendFrom big-budget theatrical releases to quirky streaming comedies.
  34. vulture lists
    What to Watch After Binging Cowboy BebopIn the mood for more ennui?
  35. red light green light
    Taylor Swift’s Lyrical Traffic Violations, RankedThematically, 1989 is an album about Harry Styles being bad at driving.
  36. 1.5x speed
    Elon Musk, Rocket Man (and 2 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including one from the highbrow film purveyors at Mubi.
  37. vulture lists
    Every Tom Hanks Movie, RankedWhere does Finch fall in the Tom Hanks canon?
  38. 1.5x speed
    Slow Burn Hits the L.A. Riots (and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying)Including The Paris Review Podcast.
  39. vulture lists
    15 Book-to-Screen Adaptations to Read Before the End of the YearHouse of Gucci, The Last Duel, and even a few adaptations not directed by Ridley Scott.
  40. vulture guides
    Which Streaming Service Do You Actually Want?Helping you navigate the many, many, many, many, many, many, many options out there.
  41. vulture lists
    Every Slasher Released in 1981, RankedForty years since the genre’s peak.
  42. 1.5x speed
    6 Spooky Podcasts to Listen to Right NowIncluding … bats!
  43. 1.5x speed
    Donna Tartt’s College Years (and 6 More Podcasts Worth Trying)What happens at Bennington does not stay at Bennington.
  44. bloodlust
    Vampires, Ranked (by Hotness)I learned a few things on this journey, mainly that most vampires are excruciatingly hot in a way that makes me feel bad and compromises my morals.
  45. vulture lists
    8 Great Audiobooks to Listen to This MonthKatie Couric, Sutton Foster, Stanley Tucci, and more.
  46. now streaming
    Checking In On Netflix’s Original Movies: October 2021 EditionA Jake Gyllenhaal thriller, a Peruvian psychodrama, and an animated spin-off of Bright.
  47. vulture lists
    Every Matt Damon Movie, RankedFor nearly three decades, moviegoers have been rooting for Matt Damon. We take a closer look at the actor’s career.
  48. vulture lists
    8 Travel-Horror Movies That Will Make You Want to Stay HomeMaybe cancel that leaf-peeping trip.
  49. vulture lists
    Every Ridley Scott Movie, RankedSizing up the director’s decades-long career.
  50. vulture lists
    5 TV Comedies You Can Safely Recommend to Your ParentsThey’ll tell you how nice these shows are at your next FaceTime.
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