Victoria & Abdul
There are multiple pleasures to be had by witnessing a powerful, still-vital woman finding unexpected late-life joy of the platonic variety.
Laura Bretan on her extraordinary year; "It's a Wonderful Life" at 70; Rise of Voldemort; Brilliance of "The Catch"; Crazy Cage in "Army of One."
Jackey Neyman Jones on "Manos: The Hands of Fate"; "Designated Survivor" mixes Trump and Clinton; "Carrie" at 40; Lynchian women; New gatekeepers of self-expression.
A night of the living dead to remember; A new black masculinity; Malick breaks his silence; John Candy's children remember their father; Haunted history of Knickerbocker Hotel.
David Paterson on "The Great Gilly Hopkins"; Rise of magical realism on TV; Missing found-footage masterpiece; The rom-com is dead; Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass.
The men who were "The Thing"; Adam West and Julie Newmar are back; Carl Ciarfalio on the other Thing; Donald Trump and Toni Erdmann; We've all lost this election.
Nicholas Ray's domestic monster; Combustion cycle; Inside "Luke Cage"; Paul Cameron on "Westworld"; How to raise a trailblazing daughter.
Joost van Ginkel on "The Paradise Suite"; How movies handle bipolar disorder; "Birth of a Nation" isn't worth defending; Hollywood's ageist casting decisions; Robot could win a Pulitzer.
History of kids cursing onscreen; Capturing the process of dying; Interviewing Dorothy Arzner; A charming hostelry; Jerry and Dean meet again.
Julia Sarah Stone on "Weirdos"; My daughter is a stormtrooper; Gabrielle Union on Nate Parker; The great recession; Shia LaBeouf on Spielberg.
For the love of Gilda; Where Mister Rogers' spirit endures; Shipwreck expert surveys "Little Mermaid"; Pine and Bridges on "Hell or High Water"; Praising "Shades of Blue."