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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

The Rise and Rise of Ziggy Stardust

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

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

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

Weird Science

Are the people in Nathan Fielder’s The Rehearsal knowing participants—or guinea pigs in a mad behavioral experiment?

Owen Kline

The actor’s directorial debut, a film about a young cartoonist finding his way, reflects his own childhood spent studying comic books and haunting video stores

Fifty Shades of Britain

In England, Channel 4 has brought the dating show to uncharted territory by featuring naked contestants

Child’s Play

For the past 25 years, South Park has been an equal-opportunity offender. One writer can’t get enough

Vivienne Acheampong

With The Sandman, a Netflix adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s comic book, the actress has entered the DC universe

Chase Sui Wonders

The Harvard Lampoon was a crash course in taking criticism. Now the young actress is out in the real world, starring opposite Pete Davidson in A24’s latest

Romy Schneider, Reclaimed and Reframed

How “Germany’s best-known virgin” grew into an actress of skill and intensity

Before January 6, There Was Seven Days in May

J.F.K. was haunted by the book that outlined how a right-wing coup could happen in America. The movie still rivets audiences

What a Glorious Feeling!

Seventy years after Singin’ in the Rain splashed its way through theaters, it remains perhaps the greatest movie musical ever made