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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
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
Even during the lockdown, Hollywood remains a town where you need to look behind the scenes
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
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 Pumping Station
Ryan Murphy’s new series is a seamy fantasy of postwar Hollywood—and the garage owner who serviced the stars
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?
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
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