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The Downton Abbey Crew Exits the Roaring 20s With a Flourish

Though the Downton Abbey TV series had legions of fans during its six-season run, you don’t have to be one of them to enjoy Downton Abbey: A New Era, the second film to spin off from the show. Set in ..

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‘The Hate of Men Will Pass.’ Volodymyr Zelensky Makes an Emotional Appeal to the Power of Cinema at Cannes

The opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival is generally, not to put too fine a point on it, a snooze. A highly polished actor or entertainer steps out to host. This year—the festival’s 75th edit..

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How Downton Abbey: A New Era Fits In the Show’s Timeline 

The fabulously wealthy family at the center of Downtown Abbey is back in a new installment of the long-running story. Downton Abbey: A New Era, out May 18, is set in 1928 and finds the Crawley family ..

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Jerrod Carmichael Revealed His Secrets in Rothaniel. Now He’s Tackling New Ground

Last month, the comedian Jerrod Carmichael released one of the best stand-up specials of the year: Rothaniel, in which he delved deeply into his family’s history of secret-keeping before revealing a c..

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Netflix’s Our Father Tells The True Story of a Fertility Doctor Who Used His Own Sperm on Patients

During the 1970s and ‘80s, a fertility specialist in Indiana named Dr. Donald Cline inseminated dozens of patients with his own sperm, without their knowledge or consent. The stories of some of these ..

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The New Top Gun Is So Much Better Than the First One

It no longer matters whether you like or dislike Tom Cruise: no matter how good he looks in his ultra-moisturized, deal-with-the-devil skin, his ship has sailed not just into the waters of middle age,..

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The Director Behind Happening on Making a ‘Vital’ Film About a Woman Seeking an Illegal Abortion

Winner of the 2021 Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, writer-director Audrey Diwan’s unflinching and suspense-ridden Happening follows its young female protagonist, Anne (Anamaria Vartolom..

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Two Former Mr. Darcys Delight in Netflix Espionage Caper Operation Mincemeat

Even the most imaginative spy novelist couldn’t have made it up: In 1943 a motley group of British operatives created an elaborate false identity for a corpse, which they then sent awash on a beach in..

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What Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Can Tell Us About the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

At this point, the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” is a misnomer. Recent films, like Spider-Man: No Way Home and the just-rel..

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Breaking Down Every Significant Character Who Appears in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

There are no Spider-men in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but there are four Doctor Stranges, two Christine..