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A TV review of Amazon Prime's Hunters, from executive producer Jordan Peele.


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Jane Fonda and Three IndieCollect Restorations to Appear This Weekend at the 2020 HFPA Restoration Summit

An article about three IndieCollect restorations—"F.T.A.", "Nationtime-Gary" and "The Story of a Three-Day Pass"—having their world premiere at this weekend's HFPA Restoration Summit.


Epix Presents Slow Dirge to the End of the War of the Worlds

A review of the new Epix mini-series loosely based on the H.G. Wells classic.


Sundance 2020: Luis Miranda and John James on Siempre, Luis

An interview with Luis Miranda and director John James about Siempre, Luis.


Love Dialogue: Céline Sciamma on Portrait of a Lady on Fire

An interview with the director of the luminous Portrait of a Lady on Fire.


Five Spike Lee Films Released on Blu-ray

A look at five Spike Lee '90s films just released on Blu-ray.


Hulu's Ambitious Utopia Falls Mixes Sci-Fi, Hip-Hop and Cheesy Teen Drama

A review of the new Hulu series Utopia Falls, which premieres on February 14.

Festivals & Awards

We Are All Connected: Backstage at the 2020 Academy Awards

A report from the press room at the 2020 Academy Awards.


Home Entertainment Guide: February 6, 2020

The latest on Blu-ray and streaming includes Parasite, Waves, Doctor Sleep, and Motherless Brooklyn.


Netflix's Locke and Key Adaptation Lacks Edge

A review of the new series Locke and Key, which premieres on Netflix on February 7.


The American Pavilion Announces the Insider's Cannes Program

An article about the American Pavilion's Insider's Cannes program, which has a reservation deadline of Saturday, February 15th.