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

What Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka has in common with Paddington Bear

Leave the World Behind is a slick and stylish apocalyptic thriller

The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes might be the best Hunger Games movie yet

Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving is finally here. Was it worth the 16-year wait?

Priscilla and Sofia Coppola’s lonely girls

The Curse is a fully bizarre and brilliant maze of a show

Gen V was always much more than a Boys spinoff. Its season finale proved that.

What the end of Killers of the Flower Moon means

The wisest choice in Killers of the Flower Moon

The movies to watch for this fall

Netflix’s The Fall of the House of Usher lacks the passionate weirdness of Poe

Why you should be watching more short films

Cat Person, Fair Play, and Brett Kavanaugh

The new Exorcist movie proves how much the world has changed since 1973

Two young missionaries made headlines. Two new docs look at why.

The big Elon Musk biography asks all the wrong questions

The book of the year so far is Lauren Groff’s The Vaster Wilds

Zadie Smith on the problem of the good white woman

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Oppenheimer is an audacious inquiry into power, in all its forms

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In the beginning, there was Barbie

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The scary question at the heart of the Mission: Impossible movies

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

Broadway is awash in bad pop musicals pretending to be about feminism

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Wes Anderson’s new movie Asteroid City is his most expansive — and most personal

In Lorrie Moore’s new book, a man and his dead ex-girlfriend go on a road trip

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Elemental isn’t Pixar’s best, but it taps into the studio’s superpower

What a new conservative call for “regime change” in America reveals about the culture war

Shiny Happy People is a great reminder of why cult documentaries should exist

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In The Flash, Warner Bros. hopes you forget Ezra Miller’s troubles

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a gorgeous, daring triumph

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

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

Hollywood is in its business-guy era

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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