Amanpour: Sex and Love Around the World
A fun and fascinating look at cross-cultural sexual mores and how they’re changing, Sex and Love Around the World will definitely spark conversation, if not something more.
A stupendously prescient and relevant post-pandemic drama with a strong undercurrent of hope and a clear faith in humanity. When the novel debuted a half-decade ago, it felt like a wonderful work of science-fiction. Not anymore.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
If you’re a fan of Spider-Man in any form, No Way Home is not to be missed. Just be prepared for an emotional workout, with wild swings worthy of the web-slinger himself.
West Side Story (2021)
Steven Spielberg manages to make this West Side Story both retro and modern at the same time. The movie doesn’t lose any steam in this reboot, 60 years in the making.
A nuanced and beautiful look at the way race and the constructs of race shapes our lives, with wonderful performances by its two leading ladies.
The Center Seat
A combination of a deep dive and a crash course into Star Trek from its inception up through the early 2000s, covering the shows, movies, and the phenomenon itself.
The Sex and The City Effect: What We Took From The Show
In the 23 years since Sex and the City first premiered, what impact did the show really have on generations of women? Kanene Ayo Holder looks at what’s changed, what hasn’t, and what she took away from the hit show.
The Best New Movies and Shows to Stream in December 2021
This month’s picks include big stars, highly anticipated returns, sci-fi epics, and an international Oscar contender—all for your streaming pleasure!
Belfast benefits from a stellar cast and skilled direction in its depiction of a personal story with a fresh perspective on a complicated moment in history.
Summer Escape Binges: The Best Series to Transport You
The best escapist shows and movies with travel and exotic settings.
20-Something & Figuring it Out: A Post-College Watchlist
I’ve grown accustomed to seeing people my age on screen. The problem is, twenty-three-year-olds are usually playing high schoolers. And while I’ve relished the avalanche of shows and movies about high school’s clique-ridden trials, and even the few that explore college’s rich landscape, I was ready for something that reflected my own freshly post-commencement life.
Never Have I Ever
A fresh coming-of-age dramedy, Never Have I Ever depicts how the death of a loved one can impact teens’ mental health, as well as a parent’s wellbeing. Families enduring similar struggles will find relatability and reassurance to know they’re not alone.
American Born Chinese
A surprising and often captivating take on the high school comedy, American Born Chinese blends the playful with the profound in a rare family watch that embraces Asian culture and heritage.
How to Fill the Succession Void
Whether you tuned in for the family dysfunction, the timely media-tech business stories, the back-room political machinations, or the Greg and Tom comedy, Succession has captivated many of us over the past five years. Despite their treacherous behavior and ruthless, WTF insults, the characters and their plottings have become a reliably fun and familiar Sunday
You’re the Worst
Through the eyes of two cynics who seem doomed to be alone, You’re the Worst embraces the complexity of modern relationships and the many emotional layers they surface. It’s also an accurate and empathetic portrait of what it’s like to live with clinical depression.
A 90s Slacker Film for the Reluctant College Grad
When Kicking and Screaming came out in 1995, it fit squarely within the youth culture of its time. With Clinton in the White House and the Pixies on the radio, apathy was par for the course. The term “slacker” became a signifier for a certain kind of seemingly unambitious cool-kid scene. Coming of grad-age in
Behind the Scenes with Kandahar Director Ric Roman Waugh
Director Ric Roman Waugh is known for his high-octane, true-to-life action dramas, from Snitch (starring Dwayne Johnson) to National Champions (with J.K. Simmons) to The Angel Has Fallen (starring Gerard Butler). His latest film, Kandahar — in theaters Memorial Day Weekend — drops us into modern day Afghanistan, deep behind enemy lines, as an undercover