Always the Sidekick—Lilian Min questions why East Asian actors continue to play only supporting roles in big-budget action movies, despite Hollywood’s efforts to court the Chinese box office.
Clint Eastwood, Bard of Competence—Megan Garber examines the director’s portrayal of everyday miracles in his newest film, Sully.
The Silliness of Sully—Christopher Orr reviews the disappointing new Clint Eastwood film that is maybe only rescued by Tom Hanks, who plays the eponymous heroic pilot.
What to Watch This Fall—David Sims looks ahead to a television season full of reboots, revivals, adaptations, and some original stories.
Atlanta’s Magic Is in the Details—Vann R. Newkirk II revels in the subtleties and surrealism of Donald Glover’s new FX show.
The Pointless, Nasty Spectacle of the Comedy Central Roast—David Sims bemoans the growing irrelevance of the annual special.
The Corner of Hollywood and Motherhood—David Sims finds joy in the bitter humor of FX’s new comedy Better Things, starring Louie’s Pamela Adlon.
The Quiet Tragicomedy of One Mississippi—David Sims identifies the real-life struggles and empathetic humor at the heart of Tig Notaro’s new Amazon series.