Through its 10-episode run, the series — about 10 days in the life of a Black family who have just moved into the white neighbourhood of East Compton in 1950s California — keeps the horror at fever pitch.
Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult compellingly explores mechanics of brainwashing and foregrounds survivors' stories
Over the course of four hour-long episodes, the docuseries delves into the trafficking and psychological and physical abuse of women that occurred at NXIVM, not just at the hands of its founder Keith Raniere, but also his most devoted acolytes, like Smallville actress Allison Mack.
Framing Britney Spears: The New York Times' documentary underscores the star's essential unknowability
"Lolita" or "trainwreck", "victim" or "survivor" — easy labels can't capture the truth of Britney Spears.
Murder Among the Mormons delves — ostensibly — into three bombings that took place in Utah in 1985, killing two and seriously injuring one.
Mark Haddon tells it like it is | Highlights from Curious Incident author's session at Jaipur Literature Festival 2021
“The novel is a vehicle which can go so many places…so why not stretch it, why not take it to those places?” Haddon notes.
Jonathan Safran Foer at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: A (near) faithful transcription, and some (scattered) notes
The author on his quest for the worthwhile in a finite life.
Beyond Crazy Rich Asians: Kevin Kwan on writing, remembering and being an observer, at Jaipur Literature Festival 2021
Kevin Kwan seems like the kind of writer you’d want to call on the phone; he’s a good conversationalist, talking about his work and life experiences and family and current events and themes like diversity and representation with great ease and charm.
Allen V Farrow: HBO docuseries on sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen is a portrait of a family in distress
The first episode of Allen V Farrow covers a wide narrative arc, including Mia Farrow and Woody Allen's relationship, their unconventional family and living arrangements, the discovery of his affair with Mia's adopted daughter Soon-Yi, and the allegations of Allen's sexual abuse of Dylan Farrow, then aged seven.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Douglas Stuart on how he shaped the world of his Booker-winning novel Shuggie Bain
Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart's conversation with writer Paul McVeigh on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival, encapsulated what this virtual edition gets right.
News of the World movie review: Tom Hanks' post-Civil War drama is the reaffirming story we need in a time of crisis
Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel's pairing lifts News of the World beyond the ordinary into something far sweeter and sublime.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel — Netflix's well-intentioned Elisa Lam docu makes some missteps
Netflix's Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel, about the Elisa Lam case, is not the story you think it is. It's a human tragedy, not a paranormal mystery.
The citizens of Snowpiercer have been to the brink: An all-out civil war led by the "tailies" against the oppressive caste system on the train has led to a fragile and inchoate democracy, but barely is the new system in force than there's a new threat to contend with.
Lady Whistledown herself may have vetted this endeavour.
The Undoing review: Eight alternative (and more suitable) titles for HBO's Nicole Kidman-Hugh Grant starrer
In The Undoing, the individual parts are greater than their sum.
No tomatoes were harmed in the retelling of this story.
His Dark Materials season 2 primer: Your guide to the characters, locations and artefacts that drive the BBC-HBO epic
Season 2 of His Dark Materials brings 'The Subtle Knife', the second book from Philip Pullman's trilogy, to glorious onscreen life.
'I only feel as good as the last page I've written,' says Ian McEwan at Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest.
The Undoing: Episode 2 introduces key departures from HBO series' source, and not entirely for the better
In Episode 2 of HBO's The Undoing, shocking revelations about her husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant) keep piling up for a stunned Grace (Nicole Kidman) over the course of a day.
The Undoing episode 1 recap: HBO's Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant thriller sets up murder mystery amid NYC's elite
The Undoing's episode 1 only just takes us to the cusp of its central mystery, but Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant's pairing works, as a comfortable, affectionate couple with their gentle grumblings and easy connection.