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Film Review: Sion Sono’s ‘Antiporno’

Nippon cult director Sion Sono’s take on the ‘Roman Porno’ subgenre is a colorfully abstract anti-sexploitation screed. Dennis Harvey writes: Tasked with contributing to Nikkatsu’s “Roman Porno Reboot Project” — a salute [...]

Review: ‘Man in the High Castle’ Season 2

An action-packed Season 2 tries to answer the show’s questions. Sonia Saraiya writes: The first season of “The Man in the High Castle,” Amazon’s television adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s alternate-history novel, was an oddly muted [...]

[VIDEO] Off the Beaten Track with Explorer Isabella Bird

Dana Macalanda writes: Isabella Bird was a tenacious traverser of continents, prolific Victorian era writer and the first woman awarded membership to the U.K.’s Royal Geographical Society. Wait, who? As famous explorers and all-around great names [...]

Ray Donovan recap: Season 5, Episode 11

Ray’s attempts to get Bridget out of jail put him on a collision course with his father. Kyle Fowle writes: As the fifth season of Ray Donovan approaches its end, it’s becoming increasingly clear that Abby’s death wasn’t just a tipping [...]

TV Review: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ on Netflix

Maureen Ryan writes: “Marvel’s The Defenders” is significantly better than the last offering from the comic-book factory’s ongoing collaboration with Netflix, “Iron Fist.” That was one of the most notable misfires ever in the realm of [...]

Ray Donovan Recap, Season 5, Episode 8: ‘Horses’

Brian Tallerico writes: This is it. This is the episode we knew would come eventually. The one where Abby Donovan dies. We’ve seen glimpses of what happened that fateful day — Ray bursting through the bedroom door, his face broken by what he [...]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Delivers the Goods

Mixing a John Hughes-like coming-of-age comedy and the modern superhero blockbuster turns out to be a great idea. Kyle Smith writes We’ve seen a lot of dark superhero movies (including most of the DC ones) and a lot of smarmy ones (Guardians of [...]

‘Fargo’ Season 4 Finale Roundup

‘Fargo’ EP Noah Hawley On Open-Ended Finale, Potential Season 4 & ‘Cat’s Cradle’ SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of tonight’s Fargo Season 3 finale. Anthony D’Alessandro writes:  “Please don’t tell people [...]

2017 Honda Civic Type R Review

The closer the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is pushed to its outer limits, the sooner it becomes clear that this car is something special. Dan Ilika writes: Hustle into a corner at, say, seven-tenths or more and there’s nary a hint of understeer, the [...]

Cannes Film Review: ‘Becoming Cary Grant’

Cary Grant’s inner life, including his experiments with LSD, is a ripe topic for a documentary, but this one trips along the surface. Owen Gleiberman writes: “Becoming Cary Grant” is a catchy title for an inside Hollywood documentary. It [...]

Film Review: ‘Churchill’

Brian Cox plays Winston Churchill with blustery conviction in a decent, prosaic drama about the wartime lesson he had to learn. Owen Gleiberman writes: In a historical biopic, nothing can shed light on a legendary figure — or, at least, knock him [...]

Review: Going Hazzard in a 2017 Dodge Challenger GT

Aaron Turpen writes: Bo and Luke Duke may have been driving a Charger back in the day, but the 1969 Charger’s successor is definitely the current-generation Challenger. Put behind the wheel of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT in bright orange [...]

Bates Motel recap: ‘Visiting Hours’

The battle for dominance over Norman Bates’ mind. Jodi Walker writes: So much of Bates Motel season 5 has been about the battle for dominance over Norman Bates’ mind. We saw hints of Mother throughout the first four seasons, from her first [...]

Bates Motel Recap: ‘The Body’

“He’s not a bad person; he’s not a criminal… he’s crazy.” Jodi Walker writes: Appropriately on National Sibling Day, Dylan continues his streak of plainly (and finally) stating facts about his brother Norman that we’ve all been [...]