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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Movieland’s Most Threatening Cliff-Hanger A pandemic has shut down the dream factory. Will it survive? As the weeks grind on, some fear it may not

The Pumping Station Ryan Murphy’s new series is a seamy fantasy of postwar Hollywood—and the garage owner who serviced the stars

Catch-007? In 1965, Joseph Heller was hired to adapt Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale. For sheer absurdity, his script was no match for events

Smut and Vinegar One company’s mission to restore vintage pornography and rare genre films gives new meaning to the word “artisan”

Read Any Good TV Lately? Even when shows are in English, more and more viewers choose to watch with captioning. So, what’s the story?

Isobel Waller-Bridge The musician talks about scoring the film Emma; her sister, Phoebe; and what kind of sounds suit a hot priest

A Vlog to Remember Anne Frank’s diary is retold as a YouTube video about a teenager in hiding from the Nazis

Can Normal People Make It on TV? Fans worship Sally Rooney as the voice of a generation. But will her best-seller translate to TV?

All Hail Tiger King! It’s the strangest, weirdest documentary in ages—and in this strange, weird moment gives us what we crave: fun

March 31, 2020

Nu in Town Eli Rosen, Hollywood’s Yiddish consultant, on the set of Unorthodox in Berlin