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A Different Sputnik Oksana Akinshina stands out as the hardened heroine of a Russian version of Alien

Daring Duo A writer on Succession teams up with the star of Secret Diary of a Call Girl in a new series, I Hate Suzie

U.S./U.K. Football: Same Word, Different Sport Jason Sudeikis plays a U.S. coach who takes over a Premier League team

A Dickens Masterpiece for These Times David Copperfield is no dusty relic but something sparkling—and very modern

Behind The Painted Bird The contentious Holocaust author Jerzy Kosiński turned down every offer for a film adaptation. A Czech filmmaker finally takes on the story

Frenemies, Cold War–Style Dominic West and Damian Lewis take on one of the greatest spy scandals ever

The Sun, the Moon, and the Star Eve Hewson takes on her biggest role, in the adaptation of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Luminaries

Dawn Porter The filmmaker known for exposing racial injustice has a new documentary on John Lewis

Elena Ferrante Does Not Take a Summer Holiday Filming part three of the brilliant friendship between Lila and Elena gets underway in a few months

2020: A Movie Odyssey What can American audiences learn from Asian cinemas during this pandemic?

June 16, 2020

Shades of Black The first major African-American filmmaker still has a lot to tell us

Before Cable Was Cool A new book tells the story of CNN, Ted Turner, and the birth of the 24-hour news cycle

June 3, 2020

Haifaa Al Mansour The Saudi filmmaker gives audiences a picture of life in her secretive, ultra-conservative home country

Final Cut Parisian cinephiles are in an uproar over the actions of an American real-estate investor

Freeze-Frame Even during the lockdown, Hollywood remains a town where you need to look behind the scenes

The Light Side of the Moon Space Force is a bit like The Office but in outer space. Best of all? Steve Carell returns to comedy

Martini, Anyone? Christine Baranski on The Good Fight, her bathrobe-clad Sondheim tribute, and spending lockdown in a house full of children

Is Unorthodox Inauthentic? A dissenting take on the popular Netflix mini-series, one among a growing genre of escape-from-Judaism stories

May 19, 2020

The #uck of the Irish The sex-soaked mini-series Normal People gets people horny for Ireland

How to Build a Movie Star Beanie Feldstein is irresistible as a high-schooler who leaps onto the masthead of a high-profile music magazine

The Gold Standard Is 1962 secretly the greatest year ever for movies?

Paris, When It Sizzles The director of La La Land and Whiplash returns with his newest project: a love song to music, set in a French jazz club