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Cinema is, by definition, spectral. When we watch old films, we are not only witnessing history; we are seeing the movements of those long dead, their ghosts captured in a strip of flammable plastic. The projected image is our medium, ...

No matter what genre you are looking for, there is something to love in “Maniac.” A crime caper involving a lemur, a 1940s murder mystery and a mob operation are just a few of the stories that take shape across ...

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards proved a night of surprises, occasional poor punchlines and an exhibition of the best of modern Golden Age Television. The Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was the big winner of the night, dominating ...

Last September, when Netflix dropped Season 1 of “American Vandal,” a mockumentary about the phallic-shaped vandalization of teacher’s cars and the subsequent student-led investigation to clear the name of the so-called “slacker” accused of the crime, it wasn’t expected to ...

Mean cheerleaders, a sweet but oblivious quarterback and friendships shattered over silly misunderstandings: smells like typical high school drama. And as far as high school dramas go, Ian Samuels’ “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” released on Netflix on Sept. 7, ...

The turbulent 2016 presidential election and its effects have provided comedians a wealth of inspiration for material. Judah Friedlander, best known for playing Frank Rossitano on the popular NBC sitcom “30 Rock,” drew mostly from political issues for his comedy ...

At karaoke night, a supportive group of friends can pretend to love your mediocre cover of George Ezra’s “Budapest” because they aren’t comparing you to a professional. In the field of comedy, though, the expectations are a lot higher. Even ...

“Stranger Things,” Netflix’s dramatic sci-fi/horror sleeper hit, turned the world upside down when it premiered July 2016. The Netflix original series has received both critical and commercial acclaim, garnering 18 Emmy nominations and winning the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award ...

“Please state your name and who you are.” A boy with greasy hair, a graphic T-shirt and a hoodie featuring a cupcake design pauses before speaking. “My name is Dylan Maxwell, and I’m — ” He twiddles his thumbs. He ...