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Packages and Kings

How, amid the wreckage of Heaven’s Gate, a couple of young agents rebuilt the movie business in their own image

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gainsbourged

From the perils of aging to the joys of parenthood—and the undertow of depression—the French singer and actress is now happily looking ahead

Go Big or Go Home

A new generation is discovering the pleasures of classic movies at Alexander Olch’s Lower East Side revival house, Metrograph

The King of Lies

Separating fact from fiction in the latest, heavily fabricated season of The Crown

The Jewel Is The Crown

Even though Season Five of Netflix’s hit series is a laughable portrait of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the show’s critics will keep watching

Pauline Chalamet

Although the star of The Sex Lives of College Girls grew up in a family of actors, writers, and directors, she resisted a life in the arts for years

The Bike Picture

How a long-haired band of outsiders with a 16-mm. camera, $300,000, and “a hell of an idea” re-invented American movies with Easy Rider

Everybody’s Talkin’

How a disruptive new technology—sound—brought an end to the silent era and gave rise to the studio system. An exclusive excerpt from Hollywood: The Oral History

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, and with unprecedented access to secret military archives, a new BBC drama tells how a group of maverick officers formed the S.A.S. in the darkest days of World War II

Kerry Condon

After two decades focused on her craft, the actress has suddenly become the talk of Hollywood with her role in Martin McDonagh’s latest film

Notes from New York’s Independent-Film Scene

The director Michael Almereyda discusses working with Ethan Hawke, Sam Shepard, and David Lynch

Grace Gummer

The actress, a member of a great acting family, is pivoting from theater to television

Misery Porn

Blonde is sexist, cruel, and degrading—so why is it currently the No. 1 film on Netflix?

Fernando Casablancas

The model and artist makes his TV debut in a reality show about downtown Manhattan’s creative class

The Last Laugh

Fawlty Towers could never be made today. But 47 years after it premiered, the show still perfectly captures a certain type of small-minded, social-climbing, xenophobic Englishman who is now all but extinct

Never Again

With his latest epic historical documentary, Ken Burns enters a very contemporary debate

Reality Bites

Rumored to be the most expensive TV show of all time, Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings prequel confirms that fantasy, a once mocked and belittled genre, is now a mainstream money-spinner

The Rise and Rise of Ziggy Stardust

Moonage Daydream is the far-out, maximalist documentary David Bowie would have wanted

Rebels with a Cause

In Gutsy, a new TV docuseries, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton traverse the globe in search of inspirational and high-achieving women, but if their tedious banter is any indication, they barely know one another

Love and War

Advise & Consent is rightly remembered as a classic Washington movie. It was also an important—if complicated—moment in gay history

Lashana Lynch

The actress, who has played an Olympic athlete, a James Bond spy, and now a 19th-century warrior, credits her upbringing for her resilience

To Catch a Con

Rogue Agent dramatized one of the strangest criminal cases in recent British history. Its release helped lead to an international manhunt

Cynthia Addai-Robinson

To step into J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantastical world for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings prequel, the actress found common ground with her royal character

Smells Like Team Spirit

From Hollywood to Wales—a charming new documentary follows actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney on their quest to revive Britain’s unluckiest football club