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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…

‘Chad’: TV Review

Nasim Pedrad stars as a desperate 14-year-old boy craving social acceptance in TBS' daring cringe comedy. 

‘Hysterical’: TV Review

FX's well-meaning documentary uncovers the lives of today's female stand-up comics.

‘Waffles + Mochi’: TV Review

The Obamas present 'Waffles & Mochi', a puppets-and-all Netflix comedy to help teach kids how to fall in love with fresh food.

‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever’: Film Review

The last film in Netflix's rom-com trilogy finally allows its protagonist to make choices for herself.

‘Batwoman’ Season 2: TV Review

Javicia Leslie replaces Ruby Rose on The CW's Batwoman, shifting the show's emotional engine but offering viewers a more dynamic lead. 

How ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Frayed’ and More Explore Comedy and Tragedy in Humbling the Rich

 As economic strife pummels the globe as a direct consequence of the pandemic, themes of reduced stature and affluence surface in TV comedies and awards-contender…

From Viewer Disorientation to Body Horror: How Recent Films Explore Elder Decline

This year, several films — both narrative and documentary features from 'The Father' to 'Dick Johnson Is Dead,' as well as movies like ‘Relic’ — tackled the specific…

‘Dickinson’ Season 2: TV Review

Hailee Steinfeld returns as the celebrated poetess in Apple TV+'s arch multi-hyphenate series 'Dickinson.'

‘Call Me Kat’: TV Review

Mayim Bialik stars as a vivacious nerd in Fox's multicam sitcom 'Call Me Kat.'