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Paula Beer The Berlin Film Festival darling who eschewed drama school for the real thing

When Mildred Met Sally How did American college dropout Mildred Gillars become Axis Sally, the voice behind English-language Nazi propaganda during W.W. II?

June 1, 2021

Why Cruella Is This Year’s Most Stylish Film Emma Stone and Emma Thompson face off in 1970s London, as punk takes on couture

Halston’s Halcyon Days The mononymous American designer behind Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat gets the ending he deserves in Ryan Murphy’s new series

Call His Agent! The French talent agent who turned his frustrations into a hit TV series

When the Little Tramp Returned to America In 1972, 20 years after Charlie Chaplin was forced into exile, the man who helped invent Hollywood came to a garden party in Los Angeles. Everyone was there

… And a Casting Agent of Thousands For 60 years, Boaty Boatwright has been the force behind some of the biggest movie and stage careers

Hollywood Claws Back It was a rocky year for the movie industry, but luckily for everyone stuck at home with little to do, some great films were still made. We recommend our Oscar-nominated favorites

April 20, 2021

Marisa Abela The Industry star on changing the way we talk about women, sex, and careers

Win or Die Game of Thrones was a flop when it first aired 10 years ago. Its final episode set an all-time U.S. record with 16.5 million live viewers. What changed?

April 13, 2021

The Sex Queen of Paris Madame Claude schooled high-priced prostitutes for clients such as J.F.K. and Onassis. Now she gets the Netflix treatment

Demián Bichir The Mexican actor’s roles have ranged from Fidel Castro to one of Tarantino’s “Hateful Eight.” A trio of new films cements him as a master of variety

Border Crossing Alejandro Iñárritu, the Mexican filmmaker behind the Academy Award–winning Birdman and The Revenant, is bringing the immigrant experience to V.R.

What’s Love Got to Do with It? HBO’s new documentary on the Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll tells an inspiring story of survival

Are We Clear? Scientology TV picks up where Tom Cruise’s crusade against psychiatry left off

Mads Mikkelsen The Danish actor, who just took over Johnny Depp’s role in the Fantastic Beasts series, discusses his new film, Another Round, a darkly comic look at middle-aged restlessness

Sasha Spielberg Otherwise known as Buzzy Lee, the 30-year-old singer has released her first album, with a second underway

Morfydd Clark The young Welsh actress landed her breakout role as the star of Rose Glass’s debut thriller, Saint Maud. Next up: the new Lord of the Rings TV series

Nicholas Jarecki The screenwriter and director tackles the opioid crisis with his new thriller, Crisis

Far from Normal Daisy Edgar-Jones achieved global success in the pop-culture juggernaut Normal People. What’s next?

Leading Ladies Women used to be Hollywood’s stars. Today, even in the wake of #MeToo, the film industry is a man’s game. What happened?

Downton Drabby In a new podcast, the Duchess of Rutland confirms there’s more to being aristocratic than shooting weekends and idle gossip

O Comrade, My Comrade! This year’s Russian entry to the Oscars dramatizes a Soviet-era industrial-workers’ strike turned infamous massacre