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Your Seasonal Mood Lift Movie Watchlist

How to cure your Season Mood funk? These 10 movies and TV series will lift you out of your winter blues and inspire your next vacation.

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A Conversation Guide to Oscars’ Best Picture Contenders

Why care about the Oscars this year? After the year of the Barbieheimer blitz that sparked a global return to theaters, perhaps the bigger surprise is that the two box office bonanzas earned Best Picture nominations — and one of them is favored to win. It’s been 26 years since a blockbuster won the big

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Lisa Frankenstein

A fresh spin on the campy monster comedy that fully embraces the absurdities of its source material, Lisa Frankenstein subverts familiar tropes and charts its own imaginative path, ultimately moving the genre forward.

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Navalny

In the wake of his death in a Russian prison, Navalny is a timely, tense real life espionage thriller with a call to action.  

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The New Look

A lavish historical drama set in Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII, The New Look contrasts the horrors of war with the opulence of post-War French society while underscoring the moral dilemmas faced by the two cultural icons of the time: Christian Dior (Ben Mendelsohn) and Coco Chanel (Juliette Binoche). 

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AlRawabi School for Girls

AlRawabi School for Girls is a binge-worthy teen drama that is not only well written, but features a stellar cast of newcomers. While the plot is fairly universal, the insight it offers into Jordanian culture is what makes it stand out.

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Tokyo Vice

On one level, Tokyo Vice is the story of one man’s kamikaze mission to bring down the Yakuza. But it’s also a mesmerizing noir drama that unfolds into a tense thriller — and ultimately serves as an important reminder that freedom of the press is worth fighting for.

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A Valentine’s Day Watchlist for Every Mood

The inescapable Valentine’s Day hype creates tumult for many while opening up a whole new  dimension of decision paralysis: What, exactly, to watch? To help you navigate the overwhelm of new releases and resurfaced romcoms, our writers sifted out the best movies and TV series to watch based on your mood and status. Transport Me

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Killers of the Flower Moon Stars on the Film’s Resonance Today

In a Watercooler interview, two stars of the Killers of the Flower Moon share how they connected with their characters, how the film resonates with the issues of today, and which movies shaped them the most growing up.

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One Piece

A richly imaginative and immersive live-action adaptation that both first-time anime viewers and hardcore fans will appreciate, One Piece brings to vivid life a timeless masterpiece, transporting its vast and complex pirate-centric universe into the future.

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The Freshman

An endearing time capsule of a film that your great (great) grandparents likely watched, The Freshman captures the innocence and physical antics of silent era comedy with a clever story that even overstimulated kids would get a kick out of.

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Stephen Curry: Underrated

An uplifting underdog story that has been trending as far away as the Phillippines, Stephen Curry: Underrated is a documentary about resilience, second chances, rising above adversities, and building a strong support system — something many of us could use right now.

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Telemarketers

Telemarketers mixes stranger-than-fiction characters, high-level mystery, and drug-fueled thrills, with the intrigue of a pulpy true crime flick. It’s as journalistically interesting as it is entertaining. Anyone who’s been on the receiving end of a telemarketing call (which is virtually everyone) is in for a shocking treat, as the scene you might imagine is on

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What to Watch with your Roommates

It’s difficult to share a bathroom with someone you don’t share anything else with, and one of the easiest inroads to friendship is television. One of the joys of living with others is introducing them to the shows you love, and vice versa. Watch With Roommates watch Carrie meet Big for the first time was

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The Hunt for Veerappan

A nuanced and riveting portrait of one of the most polarizing criminals in India, The Hunt for Veerappan is not afraid to delve into controversial points of view and share contrarian voices. More than anything, it encourages reflection and critical thinking — the ultimate goal of filmmaking.

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How to With John Wilson

A surprisingly profound, unique, and often mesmerizing docuseries about the human experience that doubles as a love letter to New York City.

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An Interview with Talk to Me‘s Philippou Brothers

After crafting comedic horror sketches that went viral on YouTube (like the infamous “Ronald McDonald Playground Slaughter”), Talk to Me‘s Philippou Brothers Danny and Michael Philippou made the surprising leap into twin directors chairs to create A24’s spine-chilling new psychological horror hit, Talk to Me. The Australian-set feature debuted at Sundance to high praise, and

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North Country

North Country is a movie designed to make you feel something. It’s a harsh, sometimes disgusting film that ultimately illuminates and uplifts as it sheds light on the courage of the human spirit.

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