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Even quarantine fatigue feels old now, the restlessness being replaced with a shrug. Whether you live in an area that is reopening or one that is experiencing a new surge of cases, our critics can help. Here’s what to read, listen to, and watch this weekend.
That this summer’s first big movie is a terrible, Fifty Shades of Grey-style Polish film speaks perfectly to this moment.
My colleague Hannah Giorgis explains: “The film is a strange snapshot of the bizarre forces shaping culture consumption now: Netflix’s algorithmic cunning, people’s general antsiness during the pandemic—and, of course, the specific disappointment of missing out on warm-weather flings.”
Our critics also reviewed:
the fourth season of Insecure (a show that is “finally growing up”);
HBO’s grim reboot of Perry Mason (“Why go so dark?”);
A new documentary about Roy Cohn (“a lesson for Trump”);
Jon Stewart’s new movie, Irresistible (“a pointed political satire with a stark message”); and
Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island (“a little darker than the rest of [Apatow’s] films”).