The year’s most distinct and worthwhile series
After a season away, the future Hall of Famer comes back to a league that no longer has much use for him.
Tom Harper’s new Victorian adventure film is a visually splendid thrill ride that lacks real dramatic stakes.
In its third season, the series is stuck in a relentlessly cheery mode that’s cloying to watch.
The popular visual-effects technique has implications that could pave the way for a new era in moviemaking—for better or worse.
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Standouts from a thrilling year in cinema
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is both an elegy for a doomed passion and a demonstration of the memorializing power of art.
How to assess an artist who was ruthless—and revealing—in work and life
The Knives Out director discusses the history of film noir, why Clue is a boring game, and Baby Yoda.
Twenty years into its run, the show has fallen prey to a revealing paradox: As it has grown in relevance, it has lost its urgency.
In 1965, two American titans faced off on the subject of the country’s racial divides. Nearly 55 years later, the event has lost none of its relevance, as a recent book attests.
A new show marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death, and reveals some of his innermost thoughts.
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Fernando Meirelles’s new film tries to dramatize a philosophical debate between its title characters while shying away from knottier controversies.
No, it’s not Daniel Craig’s new accent.
M. Night Shyamalan and Tony Basgallop’s new series has a richly chilling premise, but it doesn’t do justice to parental grief.
Rian Johnson’s star-studded thriller pays homage to classic detective stories but gives the genre a timely twist.
Dexter Palmer’s third novel, about a fantastical medical hoax, doubles as an exploration of the age-old desire to believe the unbelievable.
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The band’s double album, Everyday Life, addresses war, violence, and environmental problems—but it reassures the singer and listener before it does anything else.
In its latest installment, the Netflix drama struggles to keep the spotlight on its titular character.