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?
Television, of late, has been obsessing over technological advances that don’t yet exist—rather than the innovations that are already changing our romantic lives.
In the ornately violent AMC series Gangs of London, even the pigeons are on cocaine.
The author recognized that humiliation is a kind of trauma—and that gentle humor could help neutralize it.
Rape culture permeates adolescence. The lessons that it teaches girls cast long shadows.
HBO’s six-part Q: Into the Storm turns the conspiracy theory into a rollicking adventure.
This completely different person I’ve become since I gave birth is someone virtually no one knows.
Two new TV series offer hints.
A new docuseries about the molestation allegation against Woody Allen is determinedly focused on making its case, sometimes at the expense of nuance.
The more vulnerable she became, the greater the public’s interest was in watching her disintegrate.
Across decades of Silence of the Lambs sequels and spin-offs, Hannibal Lecter has become a pop-cultural juggernaut. Starling, not so much.
The AMC miniseries sidelines international intrigue to focus on the mundane dread of contamination.
Lupin, the French-language series about a charismatic thief, embraces its source material—and then transcends it.
The best shows of the 45th presidency captured the essence of an unprecedented leader by seeing past his act.
Emerald Fennell’s debut movie is a revenge thriller explicitly designed to subvert assumptions about femininity and serious works of art.
Netflix’s The Crown and Showtime’s The Reagans offer four different models of female power colliding with history, and with one another.
The miniseries Expecting Amy captures the comedian’s complicated pregnancy with extreme honesty.
Taste the Nation is breezy in tone, but it exposes the betrayals at the heart of “American” cuisine.
A fresh HBO adaptation imbues the classic character with unnecessary darkness and biographical trauma, when what’s most relevant about him has been there all along.
The new film explores the path of the president’s mentor from relentless aggressor to unwilling victim.
For 32 seasons, the longest-running reality show in history sold a valorizing view of police that’s never seemed more out of touch.