Trying

First-day-on-the-job jitters take on new meaning when your boss was a judge at the Nuremberg trials for Nazi war criminals. How a young woman, at the beginning of her life’s journey, finds common ground with a tormented man at  ...

THE BEST TV OF 2020

TV has rarely been more central to our lives than it was in 2020, when it suddenly became a lifeline to sanity during quarantine as well as a window on the sheer chaos of the past year.  And given  ...

Move

“Move,” a new, five-part documentary on Netflix which began streaming on October 23, offers portraits of a half-dozen working  dance artists.  Subjects include street dance with American dancers Jon Boogz and Lil Buck;  the politics of the body by  ...

The Glorias (2020)

If you have been aching to travel, to get on the road and forget about the new normal of life during the coronavirus pandemic, The Glorias might be the film for you. Julie Taymor, known for her spectacular mise-en-scene  ...

Alguien Tiene Que Morir (Someone Has to Die)

In this Netflix Latino dramatic series, Gabino returns home to Spain after having lived and studied in Mexico for 10 years. He surprises his family by arriving with a Mexican male ballet dancer in tow. The dancer, Lázaro, is  ...

Glories of Tango (2014)

Tightly wound and intimate as tango dancing itself, the film Glories of Tango by Oliver Kolker and Hernán Findling is a movie that the viewer knows prior to conclusion will require and invite a second watching. The overall acting  ...

Best TV 2019

1. LODGE 49 (AMC) Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to pay tribute to one of the weirdest, most singular TV programs since "Twin Peaks: The Return" (and the  ...

Long Live the Queens: The End of “Broad City”

With the funny, callback-rich, and surprisingly moving series finale of "Broad City" behind us and no future episodes to look forward to, Culture Vulture would like to offer a final glance back at Comedy Central's  ...

Best of TV: 2018

BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) On one level, there's not really a good reason for this odd duck to exist at all, since it's a "Breaking Bad" prequel about characters whose fates we  ...

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

There's a fair amount of death in this pensive collection of grim prairie tales from Joel and Ethan Coen, but the Western itself is alive and well -- critically, at least, if not financially given the recent disastrous  ...