Katie Kilkenny is an editorial fellow with The Atlantic.
A new book about the novelist's Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye, suggests an indulgent and escapist lifestyle inspired a character who embodied a stubbornly anachronistic ethos.
Mar 22, 2015
Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi, coming-of-age film plays up the flatness of its flesh-and-blood characters to focus on the soul of its young robot hero.
Mar 6, 2015
USA's new outlandish murder-mystery miniseries offers a smart portrayal of religious fanaticism that has real-world resonance.
Mar 5, 2015
The fifth season finale successfully warmed hearts, despite another Bates tragedy, a very nasty butler, and some inedible broth.
Mar 1, 2015
The star's heartfelt performances in his two latest films can't redeem the fact that his once-beloved archetype doesn't speak for America the way it used to.
Feb 25, 2015
The Academy Awards ceremony has never been particularly friendly to big displays of social advocacy. So what happened this year?
Feb 23, 2015
A sociopath, a drunk, and a tramp nearly ruined Rose's London wedding, even as the show's resident scoundrel showed his softer side.
Feb 22, 2015
It's unlikely to ever happen, but an Academy Award for archival legwork could help solve the growing awards-season problem of tearing down films for supposed inaccuracies.
Feb 19, 2015
Trust-fund babies and entrepreneurs are bankrolling auteur-minded films, with varying results—but at least they're not sequels.
Feb 16, 2015
There were two engagements this week, but both appear to be at risk thanks to unpleasant family members.
Feb 15, 2015
Mary cut her hair and Daisy continued her studies, but the bravest move of all was Edith's.
Feb 8, 2015
On Super Bowl Sunday, a showdown between Yorkshire's most pompous patriarch and an interloping art historian was perhaps inevitable.
Feb 1, 2015
What is going on with Thomas? His sickly pallor and kitchen thievery spiced up an otherwise standard fourth episode of the show's fifth season.
Jan 25, 2015
The country's entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars is a rare example of a director's prestige prevailing over a fiercely controlling propaganda machine.
Jan 23, 2015
For all its failings, the fifth season's third episode gave the indomitable Violet her very own Doctor Zhivago.
Jan 18, 2015
The latest Masterpiece Mystery! spices up cookie-cutter murder mysteries with a turn by the dashing James Norton.
Jan 17, 2015
The second episode of the fifth season featured a secret rendezvous, a seductive art historian, and a 1920s book on birth control.
Jan 11, 2015
Don't read too much into this first-ever adaptation of the postmodern novelist's work, which is faithfully light and generally groovy.
Jan 9, 2015
Marvel's first female-driven series is a super-sized, butt-kicking allegory for women finding professional fulfillment in the post-WWII man's world.
Jan 6, 2015
Three Atlantic staffers discuss the premiere of the fifth season, which has the estate in status quo.
Jan 4, 2015
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