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

All of the 2022 National Book Award finalists, read and reviewed

What the film Women Talking loses (and preserves) from the 2018 novel

One Good Thing: A food memoir about love, grief, and lockdown

One Good Thing: A new classic of country heartbreak

This summer’s movies are all about love

Fire of Love, about married volcanologists, is this summer’s must-see doc

One Good Thing: A Danish drama lets its girlbosses fail

The best movies of 2022 (so far) — and how to watch them

One Good Thing: Two ’90s Asian films that capture the loneliness of modern life

One Good Thing: Musician Ethel Cain nurses Gen-Z America’s broken heart

One Good Thing: A French reality show with high-end homes and low-stakes drama

One Good Thing: 107 minutes of Wall Street traders behaving badly

Two Good Things: Sad kids’ movies about magical seals

15 unmissable movies from this year’s Cannes

One Good Thing: The Jane Campion film that captures spring euphoria

One Good Thing: Watching the cherry blossoms in the end times

Saving Face is a delightful queer rom-com — and a love letter to Asian moms

One Good Thing: The cartoon dog who taught me how to be a dad

One Good Thing: The Two Fat Ladies proved pleasure was for every body

One Good Thing: Conversations with strangers, which I missed so much

One Good Thing: Have you heard of this Shakespeare guy? Pretty good!

One Good Thing: Les Mis is here to complicate your joy

One Good Thing: Garlic, a perfect food

One Good Thing: 32 years after its debut, Microsoft Solitaire is still a blissful time-waster

Will this grim satire help you understand what’s happening in Ukraine? Kind of.

One Good Thing: An unsolicited dik-dik pic

One Good Thing: The hit feminist concubine drama that annoyed the Chinese Communist Party

Kevin G. from Mean Girls is my favorite lifestyle influencer

Season 2 of Bridgerton is better for everyone — except fans of the book

The Oscar-nominated Denzel Washington movie everybody forgot

One Good Thing: The movie you have to see if you loved Drive My Car

One Good Thing: The messy, glorious music videos of Paul Thomas Anderson

One Good Thing: The movie that first made me sit up and take note of Jessie Buckley

3 Oscar nominees, one little-seen musical about cheerleaders

One Good Thing: Music to dance to as a hurricane bears down

One Good Thing: Love & Basketball is proof that sports can be sexy

Sam and Diane were TV’s first big romance — and maybe still its best

One Good Thing: The Left Hand of Darkness showed us that the greatest romances in life can be friendships

Hades tells a love story through song and side quest