Film

Shot from HBO’s “The Sympathizers”

The Many Worlds of HBO’s “The Sympathizer” The Many Worlds of HBO’s “The Sympathizer”

The adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel is a study of migration—between identities and countries and also between different historical periods and genres.

May 21, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Jorge Cotte

Harvey Weinstein Court Hearing - Los Angeles, CA

Harvey Weinstein’s Reversal of Fortune Harvey Weinstein’s Reversal of Fortune

Though the movie mogul’s acquittal stunned the New York media, anyone who attended the trial without blinders could have seen it coming.

May 1, 2024 / JoAnn Wypijewski

Mike Faist as Art, Zendaya as Tashi ,and Josh O'Connor as Patrick in “Challengers.”

The Only Relationship That Matters in “Challengers” The Only Relationship That Matters in “Challengers”

What truly matters in Luca Guadagnino’s sexed-up tennis thriller is not the love triangle at its center but all the details that surround it.

May 1, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Erin Schwartz

Benjamin Netanyahu in front of a map of the U.S.

How the US Media Failed to Tell the Story of the Occupation of Palestine How the US Media Failed to Tell the Story of the Occupation of Palestine

A Q&A with the creators of The Occupation of the American Mind, a documentary analyzing media coverage of the occupation of Palestine.

Apr 26, 2024 / Dave Zirin

Katy O’Brian and Kristen Stewart.

Blood, Guts, and Queer Bodybuilders Blood, Guts, and Queer Bodybuilders

The Kristen Stewart–helmed erotic thriller Love Lies Bleeding filters a study of sex, violence, and the limits of human will through a romance that begins in a New Mexico gym.

Apr 11, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Beatrice Loayza

The End of  “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Marks the End of an Era

The End of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Marks the End of an Era The End of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Marks the End of an Era

Larry David is the last of his kind—and in several ways.

Apr 8, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Bessner

President of Argentina with chainsaw

Javier Milei’s Amputation Regime for Argentina Javier Milei’s Amputation Regime for Argentina

The country’s new president has imposed a set of brutal austerity measures as part of a so-called “chainsaw plan.” The carnage is already mounting.

Apr 4, 2024 / Jacob Sugarman

Fables of the Lone Star Liberal

Fables of the Lone Star Liberal Fables of the Lone Star Liberal

A HBO documentary series helmed by Lawrence Wright unknowingly paints a picture of a state incapable of understanding how radically it has changed since its hard-right turn.

Mar 27, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Sam Russek

The Odd Couples of “Drive-Away Dolls”

The Odd Couples of “Drive-Away Dolls” The Odd Couples of “Drive-Away Dolls”

Ethan Coen's horny homage to American film history's many strains of queer comedy highlights the collaborative aspect inherent in his project as a director.

Mar 26, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Vikram Murthi

A scene from “Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World.”

Radu Jude’s Wild and Caustic Films Radu Jude’s Wild and Caustic Films

His latest, Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World, is a a digressive and transgressive movie of ideas about the social-media age.

Mar 25, 2024 / Books & the Arts / J. Hoberman

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