Nate Parker and the Court of Public Opinion—Gillian White explains why the resurfacing rape accusations against the Birth of a Nation star raise some urgent questions about how society deals with victims of sexual assault.
The Cultural Allure of Bank Robbers—Vann R. Newkirk II explores how the new film Hell or High Water speaks to American society’s longstanding distrust of financial institutions.
Star Wars: A New Droid—Spencer Kornhaber analyzes what the new robot K-2SO, the apparent heir to R2D2 in the upcoming Rogue One anthology film, can bring to the Star Wars universe.
A Star Is Born Again, and This Time It’s Lady Gaga—David Sims doubts whether Hollywood’s latest iteration of a much-done story can find a fresh angle today.
War Dogs Is a Self-Satisfied Testosterone Fest—David Sims reviews the aggressive new comedy from Todd Phillips that could have been so much more.
Kubo and the Two Strings Is a Gorgeous Stop-Motion Adventure—Lenika Cruz relishes the lush, dreamlike world of the animation studio Laika’s newest film.
Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show Is Gone Too Soon—David Sims ruminates on what the show’s cancellation by Comedy Central means for the fate of late-night television.