Television

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The Real White House Housewives

May 26, 2020 2:27 pm

A first look at The Right View, the Trump campaign’s new talk show

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The Clarence Thomas documentary is a must-see

May 21, 2020 1:07 pm

If you are already an admirer of Justice Thomas, you are going to enjoy spending time with him

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Joyous and very, very funny: Beastie Boys Story reviewed

May 14, 2020 4:59 pm

I came away wishing the Beastie Boys were my friends, and feeling glad they still care for each other

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Netflix’s Caliphate is all too frighteningly plausible

May 14, 2020 4:48 pm

To try to save herself and her baby, Pervin has to spy on her husband’s Isis terror cell

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Unorthodox is superbly convincing

April 30, 2020 7:06 pm

The marital relations adviser provides a packet of dildos arranged, like spanners, in ascending size order

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Joe Exotic is an ordinary American

April 16, 2020 11:35 am

He is perhaps a little too fond of drugs and weaponry, but he has also overcome great personal misfortune

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Joe Exotic might be the best gay role model I’ve seen on television

April 11, 2020 11:00 am

His existence throws a wrench in the narrative that the other America is a hateful land where Christians hunt homos for sport

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Why we love to hate celebrities

April 6, 2020 9:10 pm

‘One World: Together at Home’ is a weirdly complacent name

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Taylor Swift is fascinating — but you really wouldn’t want to be her

April 2, 2020 3:25 pm

My tip for maximum pleasure is to avoid the rockumentaries about musicians you are interested in

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Meghan Markle’s white privilege

April 1, 2020 12:14 pm

Elephant demands that we pity the weakness of the most powerful

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How to write the Great Coronavirus Screenplay

March 27, 2020 2:21 pm

‘JESSICA is sitting on her Peloton bike. It’s April 2020. Rain slides down the windowpane. She hasn’t left her apartment — not even to go to Whole Foods — for almost a month’

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Netflix sued for defamation over Central Park Five miniseries

March 18, 2020 4:21 pm

Did the filmmakers’ hunger for retribution outweigh their commitment to tell the truth?

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The refreshing darkness of Netflix’s Locke & Key

March 17, 2020 2:00 pm

The world before woke

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The TV show that rots young minds

February 26, 2020 4:31 pm

Euphoria is doing for young people’s morality what British Bomber Command and the USAAF did for the architecture of Dresden

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Washington returns history to the History Channel

February 24, 2020 8:01 pm

The foundingest father of them all

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Cats: The Snuff Movie

February 21, 2020 10:15 am

Too many Netflix true-crime documentaries are tiresome and overlong. This one was a lot worse than that

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The Witcher’s hours

January 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Medieval gore for millennial gamers

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Laurence Fox made me go into hiding

January 21, 2020 10:56 am

I called the FBI but so far they have not called me back

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Cressida Bonas: Everyone seems to have very strong opinions about my wedding

January 16, 2020 8:41 am

I always imagined I’d have a small wedding, until I realized our two families alone come to 120 people

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Why we’re all in love with Fleabag

January 9, 2020 12:21 pm

Fleabag: The Scriptures and Fleabag: The Special Edition by Phoebe Waller-Bridge reviewed

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Ricky Gervais gives Hollywood the thrashing it richly deserves

January 6, 2020 8:40 am

The British stand-up spared no one

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A hero for the Snowflake age

January 3, 2020 10:44 am

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is now a politically correct pantywaist

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Is Kevin Spacey crafting a final masterpiece?

January 3, 2020 6:39 am

His videos are fascinating examples of the sheer uncanniness of American life

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Payton’s place

November 24, 2019 9:48 am

Netflix’s The Politician is satire without purpose

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The Queen, and indeed the British public, deserve better than The Crown’s lies

November 21, 2019 2:22 pm

Netflix’s popular TV series takes constant liberties with history, as it does with people, and yet it is accepted as fact