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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

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ and the Danger of Explaining the Bit

‘Happy Death Day’ was a box office hit and a delightful blast of teen horror comedy in the vein of ‘Scream.’ Its sequel is an unfortunate example of what happens when a wonderful stand-alone movie gets franchised.

17 Questions About ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

So hold on, this cyborg with giant eyes is awesome at a futuristic sport called Motorball? And her "dad" is Christoph Waltz? And she has a boyfriend?

An Assortment of TV News, Plus an Interview With Actor Jamie Bell

Discussing the new trailer for ‘Killing Eve’ and an upcoming ‘Breaking Bad’ movie for Netflix

What Would the World Look Like Without the Beatles?

Danny Boyle’s latest film, ‘Yesterday,’ is forcing the Ringer staff to ask some deeply disturbing questions

Make the Case: Why “When a Cowboy …” Should Win the Oscar for Best Original Song

The Old West ode from the Coen brothers’ Netflix movie is a perfect circle

Wandering Eye: What China’s Biggest Sci-Fi Movie Yet Could Mean for Hollywood

After a record-breaking opening week, ‘The Wandering Earth’ could jump-start a wave of domestic blockbusters in the world’s second-largest market. Does that change the calculus for Western studios?

‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Is Pretty Romantic, It Turns Out

The rom-com critique, like many of the genre’s heroines, wants to have it all

The Best Picture Championship Belt

The Academy Awards happen every year, but they don’t always crown a classic. So we decided to look at the reigning champs throughout the past 50 years of Oscars history and decide what really deserved to reign.

Make the Case: Impassioned Arguments for the 2019 Academy Award Winners We Want

Listen up, Oscar voters

The 2019 Dog Oscars

After a banner year for good boys, we figured it was about time to properly reward them—not with treats, but with accolades

Make the Case: ‘Black Panther’ Isn’t Just the Best Popular Film—It’s the Best Picture

The Academy seemed set to give the film a pandering pat on the back with an ultimately abandoned new category. But the Marvel movie deserves the industry’s highest throne.

‘High Flying Bird’ Turns Conversation Into Sport

There are no dunks or crossovers in Steven Soderbergh’s talky hoops drama—the rewind-worthy moments are all in the dialogue

Make the Case: Forget ‘The Wife,’ Lady Gaga Should Win Best Actress

Glenn Close has had an amazing career. But Ally Maine was the woman who mattered most on screen in 2018.

The Box Office Still Hasn’t Woken Up in 2019

After a record year in 2018, the paltry returns of ‘The Lego Movie 2’ this past weekend confirm that the momentum did not carry over. Is it time to start getting concerned?

Why Are the Oscars Removing Four Categories From the Telecast?

Plus, the ‘A Star Is Born’ media blitz and a conversation with composer Nicholas Britell, of ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and ‘Moonlight’

‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ Must Be Seen to Be Believed

Have we reached peak true crime horror story? Almost certainly not, given the appetite of the viewing public. The latest entrant to the genre is the Netflix documentary which traces the kidnapping of Jan Broberg in the 1970s by a neighbor.

After the BAFTAs, It’s ‘Roma’ Versus Everybody Else

While a front-runner emerges in the Best Picture race, the acting categories are getting a little more interesting

‘A Star Is Born’ With Bill Simmons, Amanda Dobbins, and Sean Fennessey

Bill, Amanda, and Sean are off the deep end as they rewatch the 2018 sensation starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

‘High Flying Bird’ and a New Cinematic Vision of Power in Sports

Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix film, which inverts the standard trope that all athletes are replaceable, is so current it almost seems like it’s from the future. In modernizing the message about labor, it forces us to think about player power—and whether athletes need owners, or even a league.

Make the Case: Richard E. Grant for Best Supporting Actor in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

For the erstwhile Withnail, it’s time

‘Tea Time’: Meet the Biebers

Plus, the crew talks Richard E. Grant, Timothée Chalamet, and ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’

‘What Men Want’: Is It Unethical to Read People’s Minds?

In Taraji P. Henson’s new movie, as in its Mel Gibson–starring predecessor, the main character is granted the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of others. Here’s a Good Cop–Bad Cop argument on the morality of using such a power.

Steven Soderbergh’s Movies, Ranked

We rounded up a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, and the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever to make this list

How Does ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Feel About Its Star, Chris Pratt?

With an arsenal of metajokes, much of the kids film reads like a remarkably, hilariously overt critique of a career

The Top Five Steven Soderbergh Films

Steven Soderbergh’s newest film, ‘High Flying Bird,’ is out on Netflix today. So we sit down to discuss the top five movies he’s made in his prolific career.

Vengeance, Real and Imagined: On Liam Neeson, ‘Cold Pursuit,’ and When Farce Goes Wrong

Neeson’s bizarre confession this week about his urge to avenge a friend who had been raped has glazed his wry new thriller with a complicated layer of irony

‘High Flying Bird’ Is a Movie About the Basketball Business and the Movie Business

The rule-breaking, disruptive, relentlessly creative Steven Soderbergh’s new Netflix film is about a rule-breaking, disruptive, relentlessly creative NBA player agent

The Calm Before the Streaming-Wars Storm, Plus ‘High Flying Bird’

Chris and Andy discuss FX CEO John Landgraf’s semi-annual state of television address and Steven Soderbergh’s new Netflix film

Presenting The Big Picture’s Printable 2019 Oscar Ballot

‘Green Book’ or ‘Roma’? Gaga or Glenn? Download our blank ballot to fill out your own picks!

The Oscars Are in Crisis. Do They Know It?

The most historically significant, widely viewed awards show in the world can’t stop shooting itself in the foot. Will the Academy right itself before its most ardent fans lose patience—or worse, interest?

The Most Unpredictable Oscar Race, Plus the Directors of ‘Free Solo’

We take stock of a Best Documentary Oscars race that doesn’t include ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ and ‘Three Identical Strangers’—the two most commercially successful documentaries of the year