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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”
The musician talks about scoring the film Emma; her sister, Phoebe; and what kind of sounds suit a hot priest
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?
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
Drawn and Quartered
On the 40th anniversary of Yes Minister, the wickedly great caricaturist looks back on the creation of those iconic opening credits
Nu in Town
Eli Rosen, Hollywood’s Yiddish consultant, on the set of Unorthodox in Berlin
The shows to watch in the coming weeks, from a rejuvenated take on Project Runway to an L.A. detective series
March 24, 2020
Back to the Drawing Room
Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes on why his new period drama, Belgravia, is darker than its predecessor
The 16-year-old Little Fires Everywhere actress isn’t like the other girls
Too Close for Comfort
In HBO’s The Plot Against America, from the Philip Roth novel, the present-day parallels are profoundly disturbing