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Walt and Jesse’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Return: No Fan Theory ‘Comes Quite Close,’ Says Showrunner

Ever since news broke that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on the final season of “Better Call Saul,”…

‘They Shot the Piano Player’; the Joy of Bossa Nova, and the Tragedy of Latin America

They were all so incredibly young. Caetano Veloso opened Salvador’s Vila Velha Theater, a milestone event for the city, at the age of 21. Pianist Francisco Tenório Jr.,…

‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown on Young Eleven and Whether She Created the Upside Down

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses several major plot developments in Season 4, Vol. 1 of “Stranger Things,” currently streaming on Netflix. For Season 4 of “Stranger Things,” Millie Bobby…

‘Love, Victor’ Creative Team on That Series Finale Reunion, Finally Streaming on Disney+ and Why LBGTQ Teens Deserve Happy Endings

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t watched “Brave,” the series finale of “Love, Victor,” now streaming on Hulu and Disney+. Hulu’s “Love, Victor” came full circle…

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ boss vowed to ‘disown’ his kids over Princess Leia secret

“I kept it a big secret — but within my home, someone’s got to, you know?” executive producer/writer Joby Harold revealed.

Will ‘Better Call Saul’ Breakout Rhea Seehorn Survive the Finale? ‘Death Is Not the Only Tragic End’

Rhea Seehorn’s fiancé doesn’t know if Kim Wexler lives. Neither do her stepchildren, who recently became “Better Call Saul” fans — and now demand similar answers about her…

‘Spiderhead’ Review: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Director Sets a New Low for Netflix

There is only one way to escape from Spiderhead in sly postmodern scamp George Saunders’ all-but-unfilmable short story “Escape from Spiderhead,” and it rhymes with skip-to-my-lou-icide. Unlike print…

‘January’ Review: An Artist Searches for Himself Amid Latvia’s Independence Struggle

History currently repeating itself lends a particular frisson to Latvian theater, opera and film director Viesturs Kairiss’ “January.” It takes place in early 1991, when the nation’s push…

‘Rebel’ Review: An Anti-Radicalization Action Movie That Proves a Surprisingly Effective Blunt Weapon

If the unmarked enemy aircraft, mirrored visors and carefully evasive language of Joseph Kosinksi’s “Top Gun: Maverick” tell us anything, it’s that Hollywood has learned to avoid political…

How Zendaya’s Successful ‘Euphoria’ Emmys Run Could Help Younger ‘Yellowjackets’ Stars Fly

Zendaya made history in 2020 when, at age 24, the “Euphoria” star became the youngest actor to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama for her…

‘Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko’ Review: A Kaleidoscopic Anime With a Lovely Coming-of-Age Tale at its Heart

A gleaming and delightful anime with a large appetite for tenderness and laughter, director Ayumu Watanabe’s mother-daughter saga “Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” boundlessly adores its titular character even…

How ‘Stranger Things’ Villain Vecna Was Inspired by the Night King From ‘Game of Thrones’

Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t watched “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab,” the seventh episode of ‘Strangers Things’ Season 4, now streaming on Netflix. The first…