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Lovia Gyarkye

Arts & Culture Critic

Lovia Gyarkye is the Arts and Culture Critic at The Hollywood Reporter, where she reviews film, TV and the occasional Broadway show. Previously, she was an editor at The New York Times‘ monthly print section for kids and a researcher for The New York Times Book Review. Her essays and reviews have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Vogue and The Nation.

More from Lovia Gyarkye

‘Música’ Review: Rudy Mancuso and Camila Mendes in Stylish Coming-of-Age Debut

A young New Jersey native with synesthesia navigates the turbulence of love, life and puppetry in this splashy romantic comedy streaming on Prime Video.

Critic’s Notebook: Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ Is Haunted by Ghosts of Rejection

The music superstar's latest studio album, the second act of a planned trilogy, addresses detractors while doubling down on her country roots.

Critic’s Notebook: Has the Racial Satire Lost Its Bite?

The release of 'The American Society of Magical Negroes,' the success of 'American Fiction' and recent shows like 'I'm a Virgo' offer a fresh chance to appraise the state of an evolving sub-genre.

‘The Gutter’ Review: Susan Sarandon and Shameik Moore Face Off in a Boisterous Bowling Comedy

The actress and the actor who voices Miles Morales in 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' play rivals in a directorial debut from Yassir and Isaiah Lester.

‘The Idea of You’ Review: Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine Charm in Michael Showalter’s Airy Rom-Com

In this adaptation of Robinne Lee's novel, the Oscar winner plays a recently divorced mother who falls in love with an international pop star.

‘I Wish You All the Best’ Review: Alexandra Daddario and Lena Dunham in Tommy Dorfman’s Sweet Nonbinary Coming-of-Age Comedy

The 'White Lotus' actress and 'Girls' creator star alongside Cole Sprouse and Corey Fogelmanis in an adaptation of Mason Deaver's YA novel of the same name.

‘Civil War’ Review: Alex Garland’s Dystopian Thriller Starring Kirsten Dunst Stimulates the Intellect, if Not the Emotions

The actress stars alongside Cailee Spaeny in the 'Ex Machina' and 'Annhilation' director's latest feature about a group of journalists chronicling a violent conflict in the United States.

‘Arcadian’ Review: Nicolas Cage Headlines a Post-Apocalyptic Drama That Rarely Lives Up to Its Potential

The actor stars alongside Jaeden Martell and Sadie Soverall in a SXSW-premiering feature about a father who will do anything to protect his sons.

‘Immaculate’ Review: Sydney Sweeney Stars in a Catholic Horror Flick That Tries Too Hard

The 'Anyone But You' and 'White Lotus' actress plays an American nun who moves to an Italian convent filled with sinister secrets.

‘The Fall Guy’ Review: Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Sparkle in an Action-Comedy With Heart

A stuntman tries to save the production of his ex-girlfriend's directorial debut in David Leitch's ode to the craft, which premiered at SXSW.

‘Monkey Man’ Review: Dev Patel Directs and Stars in a Revenge Thriller That Both Fascinates and Frustrates

In his directorial feature debut, the 'Slumdog Millionare' and 'Lion' star plays a young man trying to avenge his mother.

‘Y2K’ Review: Rachel Zegler in a Sci-Fi Comedy That Offers Lots of ’90s Nostalgia, but Not Much Else

In Kyle Mooney's directorial debut, a group of teens endeavor to save the world from sentient machines.