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Amazon’s ‘Birds of Paradise’: Film Review

Diana Silvers and Kristine Froseth star as friends and rivals who compete for glory at a French ballet academy.

‘He’s All That’: Film Review

In this charming-enough reboot of the 1999 teen comedy classic 'She's All That,' a queen bee accepts a challenge to make over her high school's grubbiest loser.

Why the Emmys Should Honor International TV

HBO’s emotionally gutting coming-of-age drama My Brilliant Friend, based on the best-selling novels by Italian author Elena Ferrante, is currently one of the best TV series on air, period…

How Emmy’s “Bloated Cast” Noms Crowd Out Other Peak TV Options

I am always raving to anyone and everyone who will listen about the brilliance of the Ted Lasso acting ensemble. After avoiding the juggernaut Apple TV+ series for nearly a year after it debuted…

Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth 3’: Film Review

In the final installment of the popular teen franchise starring Joey King and Molly Ringwald, summer fun gives way to saggy fears.

How Emmy-Nominated Drama Series and Docuseries Spotlighted What the History Books Ignored

The opening moments of HBO’s postmodern superhero miniseries Watchmen were nothing short of terrifying: A panicked Black couple and their young son race through the fiery streets of Tulsa…

Critics’ Conversation: Why Limited Series Have the Most Potential in Emmy Race

DANIEL FIENBERG We’ve known since last fall that the story of the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards will be “change.” Nobody who snagged an Emmy in any major acting, writing, directing or series…

Emmys: How ‘The Crown,’ ‘Bridgerton’ and More Drama Series Explore the Perks and Pitfalls of “Chosen Family”

Many of this year's top dramas focus on relationships characters form beyond those they're born into, revealing how found connections can help people rebuild lives post-trauma — or sustain the…

How ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Dickinson’ Help Rewrite Injustices of History

This year, Regency romance Bridgerton bested The Queen’s Gambit, Tiger King and The Witcher to become Netflix’s most watched original program, hitting well over 80 million households within just…

Critic’s Notebook: How ‘Nomadland’ Became the Film of Our Moment

'Nomadland,' Chloé Zhao's Oscar-winning ode to independence and isolation, became an anthem for the dysphoria of 2020. 

Oscar Voters Recognize First-Timers and Hollywood Outsiders in Unprecedented Year

The Academy usually loves to welcome back past nominees and prestige actors, but this year's acting class is chock-full of new faces whose performances could not be…

Oscars: How the Directing Nominees Drew on Personal Experiences for Their Tales of Survival

Lee Isaac Chung ('Minari'), Emerald Fennell ('Promising Young Woman'), David Fincher ('Mank'), Thomas Vinterberg ('Another Round') and Chloé Zhao ('Nomadland') <span…