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Tish (Kiki Layne) and Fonny (Stephan James) find their love obstructed by outside forces in If Beale Street Could Talk. Tatum Mangus /Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'If Beale Street Could Talk' Brings James Baldwin's Love Story To Life

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The 2019 Golden Globes

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'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Proves That More Choice Doesn't Mean A Better Story

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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'Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' Makes You Choose Your Own Adventure

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Our Pop Culture Resolutions and Predictions

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In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales teams up with Spider-Men from other dimensions. Sony hide caption

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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Black Panther was a hugely successful and groundbreaking addition to the Marvel canon, and one of our clear favorites of 2018. Marvel Studios hide caption

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Our 15 Favorite Things Of 2018

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In Mary Poppins Returns, Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) attempt to help reignite the creative spark of the original Mary Poppins. Jay Maidment/Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Mary Poppins Returns: Is It A Jolly Holiday?

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The author's collection of aqua-memorabilia. (Not pictured: The author's many, many Aquaman t-shirts. And the Aquaman tattoo on the authorial left deltoid.) Glen Weldon/Private Collection (literally!) hide caption

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Aquaman, From Super Friend To Surfer Dude: The Bro-Ification Of A Hero

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