The Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides—Sophie Gilbert traces the long history of interspecies relationships, as explored in a new collection of folk stories called Beauty and the Beast.
Ghost in the Shell Is a an Incoherent Misfire of a Remake—David Sims finds little to praise in the new Hollywood update of the classic ’90s anime.
The Boss Baby Missed the Memo—Megan Garber laments the disappointing new animated film, with Alec Baldwin voicing a corporatized infant in a suit.
The Zookeeper’s Wife Is a Staid Tale of Holocaust Heroism—David Sims reviews the new film starring Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabinski, who used the Warsaw Zoo to save the lives of hundreds of Jews during World War II.
Fake News Is Television’s Favorite New Storyline—Sophie Gilbert identifies a trend in shows like Homeland and Quantico that are featuring plots about misinformation.
When the Cliffhanger Takes Its Sweet Time—Megan Garber looks at a collection of new shows that are setting up mysteries that remain unsolved ... and unsolved ... and unsolved.
PBS’s To Walk Invisible Finds Fire in the Lives of the Bronte Sisters—Sophie Gilbert watches the two-hour work, a vibrant dramatization of how three sheltered women became such extraordinary novelists.