Two docuseries about NXIVM present a question: Are the people who have escaped a controlling organization the most reliable sources on what happened to them?
A new Netflix documentary offers glimpses of the tabloid star but fails to reckon with the forces that ruined her.
In the penultimate episode of Succession, the warring siblings find themselves exposed to the chaos they stoked.
Emma Straub’s This Time Tomorrow captures grief in all its forms.
On Netflix’s The Diplomat, relationships and geopolitics are similarly hard to wrangle.
Alice Birch has brought her scabrously funny writing to shows such as Succession, Normal People, and now Dead Ringers.
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What happens when stories start to break down in the face of relentless human failure?
In the premiere of its fourth and final season, the HBO show offered familiar beats but also a hint of a new direction.
What right do women have to tell their side of the story?
The Nobel Prize–winning author’s work has long had a symbiotic relationship with cinema. His Oscar-nominated film, Living, is the logical next step.
What we lose when intimacy gets added in postproduction.
Accused turns a British series about the powerless into an exploration of anxiety among the privileged.
The model and actor drove men wild. She’s still enduring the consequences.
Natasha Lyonne is extremely fun to watch as a crime-solving waitress on the run.
Netflix’s new adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s 2020 novel is a striking, moody show about the contours of deceit.
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Even for a show that has seemed dubious about human nature, Season 2 ended on a cynical note.
In the Netflix film The Wonder, a “fasting girl” becomes a holy spectacle of self-annihilation.
The new season of the HBO docuseries The Vow shows how dangerous the human desire for narrative can be.