A quarter of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the Earth. That appalling statistic would suggest there is a large potential audience for The Principle, a pro-geocentrism documentary that aims to take science, or at least...
9 days ago | Film and TV
The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore's great misfortune isn't that it replaces The Colbert Report, but that it premieres after Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. The Colbert Report was sui generis, and likely will remai...
23 days ago | Film and TV
Among many other things, Girls has always been great satire, lampooning with scolding empathy the callowness, narcissism and insufferableness of 20-somethings who are privileged enough to spend their post-grad years making mistake after mistake wi...
Female thespians over 40 who aren't named Meryl Streep seem to end up in one of three roles for the rest of their careers: the mom, the witch, or the aging actress. Movies about the latter, usually made by men, tend to be a kind of insult —...
1 month ago | Film and TV
TV continued to unmoor from its origins and transform into something else this year. No longer tethered to a specific appliance, a particular kind of storytelling or even commercial concerns, "television" now feels like an increasingly obsolete wo...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Despite its sumptuous displays of feudal opulence — cavalries, silk gowns, all the naked female extras money can buy — Netflix's Marco Polo feels distinctly like scraps. Turgid, fatuous and humorless, the streaming site's newest series...