Directed by Barry Jenkins, the visually stunning series depicts the landscape—its terrain, its sounds, its emotional significance—with rare complexity.
The Tesla CEO’s SNL performance was neither redemptive nor entertaining. But it served a classic purpose: glossing over his real power.
Ten years after the hit series debuted, television’s reliance on rape culture still feels exploitative.
By the time you understand the billionaire’s motives, you’ve already been trolled.
All season long, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier asked not only what it meant for a Black man to inherit the storied shield—it asked whether the shield was worthy of him.
Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet as a Delaware County detective, is brilliantly specific in its portrayal of a community. More of its peers should follow suit.
American culture is becoming more and more preoccupied with nature. What if all the celebrations of the wild world are actually manifestations of grief?
Cultural portrayals of hoarding tend to invite pity rather than empathy, revulsion rather than self-reflection. A new entrant in the field masterfully refocuses the lens.
More Black storytellers are turning to the horror genre to unpack the traumas of racism. But some viewers are growing tired of these stories.
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.
For decades, the media have chronicled a Hollywood mega-producer’s reputation as a bully—and even praised him for it.
In the ornately violent AMC series Gangs of London, even the pigeons are on cocaine.
For years, The Bachelor has been losing sight of the fantasy that made it so beloved. Now many of its most loyal fans have had enough.
HBO’s six-part Q: Into the Storm turns the conspiracy theory into a rollicking adventure.
The beautifully made HBO/Channel 4 miniseries about gay men in 1980s London can’t help but show the way that tragedies become tropes.
The nation’s politics is in dire need of earnestness. Can its culture meet the moment?
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 show may have become less topical lately, but its earnest streak has made room for its cast to shine.