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Here are the best TV shows, movies, books, comics, and music to read, watch, and listen to right now.

Reality, starring Sydney Sweeney, is unsettling, vital viewing

17 Cannes movies worth watching for

The year’s scariest horror film is The Zone of Interest

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny reminds you how much Hollywood has changed 

In Brandon Taylor’s The Late Americans, art students scramble for money and sex

Hollywood is in its business-guy era

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is the best Marvel movie in years

How Keri Russell sells The Diplomat’s disaster heroine

What the hell is going on in Beau Is Afraid?

Star Wars has a Baby Yoda problem

Beef is the best show Netflix has had in recent memory

Kelly Link secures her crown as queen of the literary fairy tale

In Showing Up, Michelle Williams is an artist desperately trying to get anything done

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On Succession, all the world’s a stage, and the Roys are flubbing their lines

Time doesn’t have to be money

Party Down’s new season says hustle culture is a scam

The shadowy puzzle-box pleasures of Chinese spy thriller Hidden Blade

The best movie you didn’t see last year is finally out

What Magic Mike’s Last Dance gets right (and wrong) about female desire

17 movies to watch out for in 2023

We can’t grieve what we can’t remember

Vintage Contemporaries is a warm-hearted novel that walks in the footsteps of Laurie Colwin

Past Lives is already one of the year’s best films

Cat Person, Brett Kavanaugh, Fair Play, and the anger of entitled men

Prince Harry’s Spare is a sad and self-indicting portrait of royalty on the brink

What Noah Baumbach’s White Noise is really about

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Babylon’s debauched old Hollywood is about something much bigger

What gets lost when comedies go straight to streaming

Hulu’s Kindred solves the Handmaid’s Tale problem

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Avatar: The Way of Water reminds us that blockbusters don’t have to look absolutely terrible

Vox’s 16 best books of 2022

Netflix’s Harry and Meghan docuseries brings nothing new to the table

Why is Hulu’s Fleishman Is in Trouble so boring?

It’s best you know nothing about the new greatest movie of all time

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The 25 best movies of 2022

The surreal true crimes behind Hulu’s Welcome to Chippendales

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Of course Glass Onion is a blast. But it cuts deeper than Knives Out, too.

How Love Is Blind became a horror show

Unpacking Armageddon Time

Sex, death, and apocalypse meet in season 2 of The White Lotus