The Ethics of Hodor — Spencer Kornhaber interviews an expert about how Game of Thrones’s latest twist fits in with George R.R. Martin’s typically cliché-busting portrayal of disability
X-Men: Apocalypse: A Calamitous Dud — David Sims on how the latest entry in the long-running comic-book franchise has been outstripped by its superhero-movie rivals.
I Am Your Father — Cass R. Sunstein on how Star Wars is an eternal tale of paternal love and redemption—for both George Lucas and Anakin Skywalker.
Alice Through the Looking Glass Is a $170 Million Shrug — David Sims on how the non-awaited sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 fantasy spectacle seems almost aware of its own pointlessness.
Weiner: The Story of a Marriage — Christopher Orr on the new documentary, which explores what happens when political collapse meets personal scandal.
Thelma & Louise Holds Up Well—A Little Too Well — Megan Garber on how the film feels just as fresh today as it did in 1991.
How Should Game of Thrones Kill Its Most Evil Character Ever? — Lenika Cruz on how speculation about how Ramsay Bolton might die reveals the challenges of devising a cathartic TV death—and illuminates a larger issue facing the series.