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Nope: Let’s Unpack Jordan Peele's Wild Ending 

Spoilers ahead! 
you know it’s your girl

Keke Palmer Feels Seen by All Her Memes: “It Really Touches Me”

The Nope star talks about the curveballs Jordan Peele threw on set, meeting the real Daniel Kaluuya, and overcoming the stigma against child stars. 
merry christmas, lizards

The Bear’s Ebon Moss-Bachrach Brings the Chaos

The actor on The Bear’s success, Carmy thirst tweets, and what his unforgettable Girls character would think of Richie.
In Conversation

Jamie Campbell Bower Is at Peace With Vecna Memes: “You Can’t Stop the Internet”

The Stranger Things star talks about his dark hopes for season 5, hanging out with Eddie Munson, and sending Vecna voice notes to his partner.
end of an era

Desus & Mero Has Officially Ended 

The late night Showtime series will not return for a fifth season. 
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Rap Sh!t: Aida Osman’s Divine Journey to Issa Rae’s New Show

The rising star talks about working with Issa Rae, obsessing over Solange, and the thrill of making Rap Sh!t. 
let it rip

The Bear: Out to Lunch With Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri

Over an Italian feast, the duo talks about the show’s runaway success, what they really thought of the finale, and all those saucy, Carmy-obsessed tweets.

James Caan, Godfather Star, Dies at 82

The actor’s family confirmed the news on Thursday. 
drama school

Stranger Things: Caleb McLaughlin Lost His Voice After Wrenching Scene With Sadie Sink

“It was just a lot of crying and a lot of screaming.”
in the spotlight

Zawe Ashton Is Having Fun Playing the Villain

The actor gets candid about playing a vengeful society lady in Mr. Malcolm’s List and the lead villain in the Captain Marvel sequel.
most ardently

Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù Loves Being the Mr. Darcy of Mr. Malcolm’s List

The British actor on his breakout leading turn, redefining masculinity on-screen, and the career affirmation he got from Chiwetel Ejiofor.
boys don’t cry

Stranger Things: Let’s Talk About Will 

Spoilers ahead! 
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How Bitterbrush Captured a Rarely Seen Side of the American West 

Director Emelie Mahdavian talks filming on horseback, in a blizzard, and in high altitudes for her documentary about two tough female range riders. 
too many ghosts

Irma Vep: Olivier Assayas Explains That Surreal, Maggie Cheung–Inspired Dream Scene

“For many reasons—some I understand, some I don’t—Maggie vanished from my life,” Assayas says of the reclusive former star. 
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Westworld: Let’s Talk about That Surprise Reappearance

The season 4 premiere saw the return of a familiar face. 
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Elvis: What Did Black Artists of the Era Really Think of Presley?

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic shows the singer in harmony with artists such as B.B. King and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. But how true is that portrayal?
time is luck

Heat’s Al Pacino–Robert De Niro Coffee Scene Only Gets Better With Age

With Heat 2 and a special rerelease around the corner, let’s revisit their iconic meeting.
on the rise

The Black List Launches $100,000 Short-Film Competition for Two Aspiring Feature Filmmakers

Inspired by Whiplash and Mr. Malcolm’s List, the screenplay tastemaker is teaming up with UPS to furnish two aspiring directors. 
over the rainbow

9 Essential Judy Garland Films to Watch on Her 100th Birthday

In honor of the icon’s centennial birthday, here’s what you should watch to revive your Garland obsession—or start a new one.
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Stranger Things: Jamie Campbell Bower Doesn’t See Vecna as the Villain

The actor on Watchmen fan theories, drawing inspiration from Voldemort, and why he kept a vial of black widow spiders close at all times.