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Olivia Cooke For the actress, who at 26 has already starred in Ready Player One, Modern Love, and Vanity Fair, the pandemic offered a much-needed re-start

All About Eve with Strippers? A Q&A about T&A. How Showgirls, one of Hollywood’s raunchiest movies, came to be

He Keeps 007 in Gear Good news: Ben Whishaw returns as Q in the new James Bond. Not good news: the film is still delayed

Zeina Durra With Luxor, the British filmmaker brings romance to the ruins of the Egyptian Pharaohs

Just When You Thought He Was Out… Francis Ford Coppola is pulling us back in with a new edit of The Godfather Part III, timed to the film’s 30th anniversary

December 9, 2020

Schlock and Awe Confessions of a male Hallmark-Christmas-movie addict

Luis Gerardo Mendez The actor made it big in Mexico. Now he’s bringing diversity and humor to Hollywood

Jean-Luc Godard at 90 The New Wave director pokes the artificial veil of Instagram

Hypnotized by Chess Beth Harmon’s doe-eyed gaze reflects centuries of chess in art history

He Contained Multitudes A Frank Zappa documentary by the co-star of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure brings the musician’s originality to a new generation

December 1, 2020

Mosul’s Moment A new film from the Russo brothers, directors of Avengers: Endgame, tells the story of the invasion of Iraq through the eyes and voices of those on the ground

Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn In her first-ever screen role, the British actress stars in Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock, the latest installment in his Small Axe series

A Tale of Two Brothers How Herman and Joe Mankiewicz won and lost the Hollywood dream

Old-School Cultural and racist stereotypes aside, films like Dangerous Minds suffer from a deeper flaw. Two professors turn to its predecessor, The Corn Is Green, for clues

November 24, 2020

The Flames of Corruption A Romanian documentary might be the most explosive film of the year. And an Oscar front-runner

Citizen Mank David Fincher and Gary Oldman illuminate the tortured psyche of one of Hollywood’s greatest screenwriters

Pawn Star It’s sexy. It’s smart. The Queen’s Gambit gets chess (and the game’s inherent sexism) just about right

When the Sun Set on Billy Wilder Despite Sunset Boulevard, Double Indemnity, and The Apartment, the director had become unbankable by the 1970s

Diana Enters the Firm That wedding. Those rumors. The scandals. A sneak peek at the new season of The Crown

Noah Jupe The star of this month’s The Undoing has six years of acting under his belt. For a 15-year-old, that’s saying a lot

Maria Bakalova The 24-year-old whom Rudy Giuliani couldn’t keep his hands off of—and who almost stole the Borat sequel

Infidelity and Murder at a Private New York School The director of The Night Manager focuses on Manhattan’s addled elite in HBO’s The Undoing