Film Reporting

How Two Filmmakers Made a Movie About Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Lost Daughter Understands the Secret Shame of Motherhood
The Invisible Artistry of Asian Actors
Alan Yang’s Tigertail  Captures a Different Kind of Isolation
Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Gives Amy March Her Due
Cruel Intentions: An Oral History of the Seductive Teen Drama
Rami Malek and Spike Lee Bask in the Oscars Afterglow
Inside Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie’s Face Off in Mary Queen of Scots
I, Tonya  Tells Tonya Harding’s Side of the Story — But Is It True?
Scary Movie: An Oral History of the Highest-Grossing Horror Spoof Ever Made

Film Reviews

What We Can All Learn From Marcel the Shell
Halftime Observes Jennifer Lopez’s Cycle of Fame
What The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Understands About Movie Stars
Passing Is an Unusually Gentle Movie About a Brutal Subject
Mass Understands the Importance of Talking Through Grief
Shang-Chi Is a Superhero Movie Worth Seeing for the Villain
The Tragedy of Black Widow
Zola: Finally, a Film That Understands Social Media
The Awesome Emptiness of Godzilla vs. Kong
Malcolm & Marie Isn’t Art. It’s a Meltdown.

Television Reporting

America’s New Obsession With Optimizing Leisure Time
How Long Does It Really Take for a TV Show to ‘Get Good’?
When the Fantasy of The Bachelor Finally Met Reality
What Two Late-Night Shows Learned From Covering Trump
What Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere Does That the Book Could Not
To Hillary Clinton, Hillary Isn’t Really About Her at All
The TV Fan Club That Became an Intimate Grief Group
Netflix’s Unbelievable  Is A Different Sort of Drama About Sexual Assault
The Strangely Charming World of Los Espookys
The Marvel-Netflix Universe’s Final Hero

Television Reviews

You’ve Never Seen Anything Quite Like The Rehearsal
The Delightful Pretentiousness of Irma Vep
How Hulu’s Conversations With Friends Got Sally Rooney So Wrong
Inventing Anna Writes a Check It Can’t Cash
Yellowjackets Grasps the Bloody, Brutal Business of Being a Teenage Girl
Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Loses the Original Anime’s Charm
Reservation Dogs Is as Fresh as It Gets
The Deep Sadness of Marvel’s WandaVision
Emily in Paris Is An Irresistible Fantasy
Modern Love Has Nothing New to Say About Modern Love


Jon M. Chu’s Second Act
Gillian Flynn Is Obsessed With Conspiracies
Tracee Ellis Ross Felt Lost in Hollywood. Then She Changed Course.
Lulu Wang, Director of The Farewell, Welcomes Your Tears
Julio Torres, The Comic With the Amazing Technicolor Wardrobe
Bill Skarsgård Likes Starring in Your Nightmares
Let Awkwafina, Summer’s Breakout Star, Introduce Herself
Luke Cage  Is Only the Beginning for Mike Colter
John Cho Is Changing the Face of American Horror — and More
Mahershala Ali Finds the Magic of Moonlight (excerpt)


The Minions Are Good. I’m Serious.
What Avril Lavigne Has Always Understood About Growing Up
Stranger Things Won’t Save Netflix
Let the Fantastic Beasts Movies Die
What the Controversy Over Turning Red Misses
Hollywood Doesn’t Know What to Do With Angelina Jolie
Elon Musk’s SNL Hosting Gig Is a Trap
A Confusing, Experimental Oscars
The Paradox of Scott Rudin’s ‘Legendary’ Temper
Taylor Swift Misses the Old Taylor Swift, Too


Four Takeaways from Hollywood’s Boycott of Russia
Why Hollywood Can’t Quit Guns
The People Who Make Your Favorite Movies and Shows Are Fed Up
How Hollywood Sold Out to China
The Arms Race for Weather Lovers Has Begun
American Museums Are Going Through an Identity Crisis
Why Is Anyone Going to Disney World Right Now?
BoJack Horseman‘s Diane Problem Is Now an Industry Problem
Will Sex Scenes Survive the Pandemic?
How Hollywood Became Obsessed With De-aging Its Stars

Q&As and Roundtables

Sarah Cooper Has Mastered the Trump Joke
The Americans Writers’ Room Debates Russia’s New Relevancy
Sigourney Weaver Takes a Trek Through Her Space Odyssey

Cover Stories

The Thrill — and Burden — of Making Crazy Rich Asians
Why the Women of Crazy Rich Asians  Reign Supreme
Marvel’s The Defenders Are — At Long Last — Together (excerpt)

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