These holiday films get at a deeper truth behind the commercial sense of Christmas: that acknowledging your own brokenness is the first step towards true happiness.
Some of the most interesting films of 2014 leave New York and Los Angeles for striking meditations on our uneasy relationship to the country we’ve claimed as our own.
“The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace” and “Men We Reaped” capture some of the psychological exhaustion that animates this year’s protests.
How Mariah Carey wrote a classic, why Michelle MacLaren is the most important director in TV, and the ways in which virtual reality might change us.
A preview of posting over the break, and a “Morning Joe” appearance.
Everything for the newly-admitted college student, British period drama fan or aspiring Cuba traveler in your life.
A chat about the best (and worst) in pop culture and why the stories we love mean so much to us.
Getting beyond biopics, the pitfalls of ‘Serial,’ the pleasures of a new ‘Annie,’ the insights of ‘Misery’ and a tired end to the year in video gaming.
The Showtime drama remembered how to be a tense action thriller, before letting itself get bogged down yet again in the labyrinth that is Carrie Mathison’s emotional life.
At a moment when snark is on the wane and sincerity is ascendant, Stephen Colbert sheds his fictional persona for a chance to be himself on CBS.