Like Drunk History and History of the World Part II, Cunk on Earth is very funny. But the larger joke is that fake news is winning.
Kathryn Reklis explores film, TV, and more
She Said and Women Talking examine the collective power of women’s words for a MeToo era.
A murder mystery can provide sharp social commentary—and great fun.
Speculative fiction, at its best, can inspire collaboration by artists and writers and ordinary fans.
Todd Field’s movie about a megalomaniacal musician is, like his earlier films, interested in moral ambiguity.
Both movies critique the assumption that survival requires dominance.
The fantasy of Severance is that we can avoid facing the moral peril of the structures we inhabit.
Fire of Love is an unusual science documentary.
The latest film seems to have forgotten one of the delights of dinosaur nerdery: imagining the world without humans.
Mr. Malcolm’s List and Bridgerton offer flimsy historical fantasy. Fire Island goes deeper.
Beautiful objects in a sea of inequity and decadence
Everything Everywhere All At Once reveals that on the other side of finitude is chaos—and love.
Watching the Pixar movie alongside Euphoria and Yellowjackets made me appreciate the exuberant intensity of Mei’s embodiment.
He carries the hesitant masculinity of Twilight’s Edward Cullen in his body.
Watching the destruction of the world we were warned was coming is a staple of American entertainment.