A murder mystery can provide sharp social commentary—and great fun.
Kathryn Reklis explores film, TV, and more
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.
With the world as they knew it gone, the characters remake the world from the resources they carry inside them.
In her new movie, the filmmaker’s fascination with the myth of masculinity unfolds in 1920s Montana.