“The 52-hertz Whale,” which sings a song at a frequency no other whale uses, is a social media phenomenon. But this film shows that the phenomenon says more about us than whales.
With dense split-screen use of period artifacts and a killer Velvets soundtrack, Todd Haynes’s documentary is a loving tribute to his favorite band.
Fauci is not quite a hagiography of “America’s doctor,” but it comes close. It ignores or twists the flaws in his responses to both AIDS and COVID-19.
Bill Morrison’s new documentary The Village Detective: A Song Cycle is an eerie meditation on mortality made from forgotten parts of cinema history.
Spike Lee’s landmark film is often remembered for its still-relevant social commentary, but its formal brilliance should not go overlooked.
The newest feature from Leos Carax, a tempestuous romance between Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, is gleefully strange and metafictional.
Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s documentary studies in real time how people rationalize and interpret the media they encounter.
A new HBO film introduces a level of nuance to its depiction of the president that’s been sorely lacking in most portrayals.
The HBO documentary Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage views the event not just as one fiasco, but as an allegory for the Y2K era.
Garrett Bradley’s Netflix docuseries explores the tennis star as a vessel for other people’s love and aspirations.
Here are some cartoons outside the mainstream, from a mischievously psychosexual short to an allegory for post-WWII Europe.
The HBO Max series Veneno embraces all of the media personality’s colorful life, including the messier parts.