If the show’s analysis of racial tensions ends up falling apart, it will definitely be a case of too much liberalism on the brain.
The Hidden Sides of New York’s Well-Known Landmarks
Three new HBO documentaries probe the stories of the Statue of Liberty, the Bronx, and the Apollo Theater.
Separating the Man From the Myth of Diego Maradona
Asif Kapadia completes his trilogy of documentaries on fame with a portrait of the notorious footballer.
The Crucial Role Music Once Played in Big Little Lies
In season two, the show all but abandoned one of its most effective cinematic tools: music.
A TV Miniseries Brings the Chernobyl Disaster Back Into Public Discussion
HBO and Sky UK’s Chernobyl draws from thorough research to evoke the fear and confusion surrounding the nuclear accident.
Reconsidering The Jinx as Robert Durst Goes on Trial
Robert Durst will soon be tried for murder in part because of HBO’s true crime series about him. What does it mean if the fact that the documentary was misleadingly edited impacts the verdict?
Nan Goldin Is Her Own Worst Critic in Surprise TV Cameo with James Franco
Last week’s episode of HBO’s The Deuce included the artist as an unnamed and unimpressed critic of an exhibition, which actually featured her own photos.
“Leave No Joke Un-Joked”: An Interview with ‘New Yorker’ Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff
Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists, a new documentary by Leah Wolchok, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the magazine’s 90-year-old cartooning department.
The Opulence of Restraint: Robert De Niro, Sr.
It is hard to imagine a more striking presentation of the life and work of Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922–1993) than the current exhibition of his work at DC Moore Gallery and the documentary, Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr., which premiered on HBO June 9.
Jay Z’s “Performance Art Film” to Debut on HBO
Earlier this month, Jay-Z set up a daylong operation at Pace Gallery in Chelsea, where he rapped at members of the art world for six hours. Participants included Lawrence Weiner, Mickalene Thomas, Klaus Biesenbach, and the grandmother of performance art, Marina Abramović, among many others. The result, his “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film,” directed by Mark Romanek, will air this Friday, August 2, at 11 pm Eastern time on HBO.
Pussy Riot: The Documentary
CINCINNATI — The trending wardrobe of choice for aspiring female protest artists consists of Day-Glo leotards and matching ski masks. Credit the young punk rock performers known as Pussy Riot, feminist activists who led late 2011 civilian protests in Moscow following Vladimir Putin’s controversial reelection as Russia’s president.
Beauty Before Age
In Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s new documentary About Face: Supermodels Then and Now, we follow the stories of a group of aging models discussing the nature of projecting an image, our society’s preoccupation with youth, and how an industry so consumed with beauty can be so ugly.