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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

A crop of new documentaries refuses to erase the past

One Good Thing: The celebrity art couple who turned love into performance

One Good Thing: A game that turns romance into a teetering tower, doomed to fall

One Good Thing: Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask taught me about love

One Good Thing: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey is funny, just like love

One Good Thing: A park for the filthy rich and the rest of us, too

One Good Thing: A soothing tabletop game about birds

18 indie movies everyone will be talking about this year

One Good Thing: Nothing in Criminal Minds makes sense and it’s perfect

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