X-Men: Apocalypse is a confused, bloated, mess of a film.
How comedy soared in 2015; "Star Wars" among Top 10 Films of 2015; Mark Ulano on "The Hateful Eight"; Carrie Fisher remains riotously off-message; Roger Deakins on "Sicario."
Video revives the radio star; Ominous words from Trump; Single ladies in church and on TV; Spotlight's journalism fellowship; Chatting with Alex Cox.
On the set of "Transparent"; Looking at critics' awards; P. Jay Sidney's crusade to integrate TV; Living in the dawning of "Children of Men"; Excavating "Shy People".
Valerie Weiss on "A Light Beneath Their Feet"; Death of the video store; Stephen Cone on "Home for the Holidays"; Chatting with Kartemquin's Gordon Quinn; "Mustang" director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
The greatest actor alive: Max Von Sydow; Conversations with ISIS fighters; There are Christian terrorists; Greg Berlanti's DC Comics TV shows; Why Othello is black.
Deborah Kampmeier on "SPLit"; How the Bushes misunderstood Cheney; First 10 minutes of 500 movies; Daisy Ridley chats with Carrie Fisher; Fear the chick flick.
Undocumented dreamers; Karl Glusman on "Love"; John Sayles on "Eight Men Out"; Massive hacking of prisoner phone calls; The horror of "Room."
Why comic books are radical; How Franklin was born; The Monkees's "Head"; Burt Reynolds has some regrets; The "Ishtar" effect.
Why Tarantino shouldn't apologize; Gender-flipped "Ocean's Eleven"; "Mulholland Dr." is a movie and a TV show; Trumbo sisters are proud of their father; Why old women are the face of evil.
Nighthawks at the cinema; Rebecca Parrish on "Radical Grace"; Suicide harder to read than murder; John Carpenter on "Vampires"; "Sicario" not yet a reality.