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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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Adam Hugill The 23-year-old went from training camp in Yorkshire to acting in Sam Mendes’s 1917. Now Hugill stars in BBC America’s The Watch

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

Ralph Fiennes Unearths His Heart In The Dig, a movie for these days, the actor creates the anti-Voldemort, a man of kindness and compassion

Grand Illusions Inside the world of social-media influencers, where likes are worth cash, followers can be bought, and anyone can be famous

The Truman Show He both mingled with and shredded high society. A new documentary asks: Who was Truman Capote, really?

Great Dane With a new leading role in The Investigation, Pilou Asbaek confirms he’s one of Scandinavia’s most versatile actors

Call My Agent! The French comedy featuring Monica Bellucci, Juliette Binoche, and other stars messing with their image is back

Mob Rule A new documentary tracks the rise and fall of Vincenzo Muccioli, a well-intentioned rehab founder turned cult leader, Italian-style

A Treasure Story for Adults The Dig tells the riveting tale of the most famous archaeological excavation in Britain in modern times

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