Halftime, the Netflix documentary about the performer, posits that rebirth is essential for the modern celebrity—but it takes a hidden toll.
HBO’s wonderfully smart new series may be the most meta show on TV right now.
The pop-punk singer’s debut album, now 20 years old, is a monument to angsty adolescence.
If anything, the hit show’s triumphant return is only further proof of the streamer’s unsustainability.
A (spoiler-filled) close read of the show’s new Season 4 monster
How does the classic work of propaganda hold up? And can its sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, deliver decades later?
The HBO Max show’s second season is refreshingly free of easy epiphanies and life lessons.
The novel is darkly observant of Millennial malaise. The TV adaptation is a different story.
More stories about young people in love are embracing sweetness and looking beyond straight audiences.
How the brutal Viking blockbuster uses a millennia-old tale to undermine the toxic masculinity of myth.
The actor’s latest, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, goes beyond the memes and eccentricities to uncover a deeper truth.
The First Lady tries to honor three underappreciated political spouses. Instead, it blends their life stories and reduces them all.
How the film turns a comic-book trope into an unpretentiously profound message
The prequel series has tried to follow the Harry Potter playbook—but neglects the original franchise’s most spellbinding features.
Jerrod Carmichael’s HBO special exposes the way that humor can relieve incredible tension while obscuring the truth.
Today’s Disney movies aren’t like the ones you grew up with. That isn’t a bad thing.
Why do older sounds seem to dominate music lately?
The directing duo known as Daniels discuss superpowered warts, the multiverse, and the manipulative quality of cinema.
It’s all too easy to forget the victims and glamorize the grifter.
The most stunning moment at the Academy Awards was an incident the show refused to examine.