Nathan Fielder’s new show deepens his weird, discomfiting, and hilarious investigation into the line between what’s fake and real.
A Meta Remake-of-a-Remake Muses on the State of Cinema
Stuffed with references to historical and contemporary film, Olivier Assayas’s miniseries version of his own 1996 film Irma Vep is sometimes too clever for its own good.
A Timely Documentary Revisits the Time When Abortion Was Illegal
The Janes interviews former members of Chicago’s underground network that helped people secure abortions.
Exploring the Baffling Popularity of Kenny G
Penny Lane’s Listening to Kenny G finds fascinating layers to the cult of the smooth jazz icon.
How John Wilson Turns Thousands of Hours of Video Into Unique Explorations of New York
The filmmaker talks to Hyperallergic about the second season of his HBO show How To with John Wilson and going down every rabbit hole he can find.
What is the Point of HBO’s Remake of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage?
This update brings the star power of Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, but can’t match the emotional intensity of the original.
Raoul Peck’s Frustratingly Incomplete Treatise on Colonialism
For all its bluntness, Exterminate All the Brutes never once utters the words “rape” or “capitalism.”
Fake It ’Til You Make It: A Documentary Peels Back the Veneer of Online Influencers
The crew of Fake Famous generated followers for aspiring Instagram celebs, demonstrating the artifice of internet success.
A Premature Celebration of the Ascension of Black Artists
Black Art, HBO’s documentary on Black visual artists, unwittingly demonstrates what a community gives up when it strives toward the mainstream.
When a Con Artist Tried to Sell the “Car of the Future”
The HBO true crime miniseries The Lady and the Dale argues that it’s just as important to highlight trans outlaws in addition to role models.
Finding the Profundity in Pigeon Swarms, NYC Scaffolding, and More
HBO’s weird and wonderful How To with John Wilson mines footage of everyday life for funny and surprising insights.
Stream Your Heart Out: Emmy Nominations Are In
Here are a few of our favorites, including Watchmen, Pose, and more.