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?
Pamela Adlon’s Better Things is a tribute to all the people who carry their families because no one else will.
The brutal sixth episode of Pam & Tommy should have audiences rethinking how culture treated the ’90s sex symbol.
Severance is an unsettling satire about never being able to leave the office.
“It’s this or porn, people.”
In The Girl Before, residents of an austere house are compelled to live according to its mysterious rules.
And just like that, the most rational character on Sex and the City has become someone totally at odds with her former self.
In a new miniseries, the Pamela Anderson–Tommy Lee sex tape isn’t just a tabloid frenzy. It’s a moment that actually changed the world.
The Lost Daughter is the rare film about a struggling mother that doesn’t excuse—or judge—her choices.
The Gilded Age, HBO’s new period drama, imitates the novelist Edith Wharton but entirely misses her insight.
Two recent works challenge the long-standing pact of American motherhood: We give mothers nothing and expect everything in return.
Frasier is a time capsule of its era—and yet, has aged remarkably well.
Climate change is a tough subject for any film, let alone a satire.
In Let’s Get Physical, Danielle Friedman traces the fascinating, loaded history of female fitness.
Can the joyfully escapist Netflix show also argue for the importance of escapism?
Where do they come from? Are they prisoners? Are we complicit in their captivity? Why do my children love them so?
Did the finale finally flip over the board?
The conclusion to Season 3 was both brilliant television and a patchwork of things the show has already done.
HBO Max’s spin-off revisits the original show’s memorable characters, but they’re fish out of water in 2021.
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An episode chock-full of emotional violence may have ended with real tragedy.