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‘Minari’ Might Be a Universal Story. But It’s Also Profoundly Specific.

Glowing reviews of Lee Isaac Chung’s latest film have heralded it as "universal." But such plaudits downplay the truly remarkable nature of this Asian American immigrant tale.

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‘Clueless’ Is Still the Best Jane Austen Adaptation

Twenty-five years later, the classic Amy Heckerling teen rom-com is also the cleverest remake in a very crowded field

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‘Tigertail’ Brings Decades of Asian Cinema to the Mainstream

Alan Yang’s Netflix film is a profound, deliberate bridge between Asia and the United States, going a long way to make American film feel less local

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‘Severance’ Is the Novel of Our Current Moment—but Not for the Reasons You Think

Ling Ma’s 2018 book about a fictional virus that spreads across the globe has stark parallels to the spread of the coronavirus, and could be instructive for what we ought to take away from living during a pandemic

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2020 Is (Finally) the Year of the Female Superhero

The Harley Quinn–led ‘Birds of Prey’ kicks off a string of movies—with ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ still to come—that will put the women of comic book stories at the forefront. It’s about time.

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Between Bites: What Food Means to ‘The Farewell’

There’s a reason why nearly every crucial scene in Lulu Wang’s second feature film occurs around a stove, a chopping board, or a dinner table

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The Brilliance of Emma Thompson

‘Late Night’ is a reminder of the actress’s ability to balance comedy and drama, and an even bigger reminder that she’s been doing this for decades

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Sally Rooney’s Great Millennial Novels

The ‘Conversations With Friends’ and ‘Normal People’ author has become a literary phenomenon and a "voice of a generation." What does that mean, for her generation and for the novel?

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Higher, Further, Faster: Does ‘Captain Marvel’ Deliver on the Potential of a Female Superhero?

The heightened expectations for the MCU’s first female-led film are shouldered by a character who possesses the sheer girl power to end all wars, but whose superpowers increasingly seem like they come at the expense of her individual personhood

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Make the Case: There’s No ‘The Favourite’ Without Emma Stone

Her performance as Abigail is unconventional, slapstick, surprisingly modern—and the true definition of a Supporting Actress