Kazuo Hara, a leading figure in a little-known branch of the film world, brings his latest boundary-pushing documentary to the Japan Cuts festival.
Author Archives: MIKE HALE
A new cop series on Acorn TV is as pretty to look at as ‘Broadchurch’ but goes even darker in its story of abduction and imprisonment in the Welsh countryside.
“Who Is America?” on Showtime reprises the comedian’s gotcha techniques at a time when people don’t need to be tricked into saying embarrassing things.
The HBO documentary “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” offers a calm assessment of a mercurial, sometimes manic talent.
Netflix’s first Indian series is an adaptation of a sprawling, darkly comic novel about cops and gangsters, history and folklore, caste and religion.
“Deep State” on Epix and “Next of Kin” on Sundance Now show the different ways 21st-century geopolitics can be combined with good old family soap opera.
Showtime’s and perspective- and time-fracturing soap opera returns for a fourth season of sex, death, psychological baggage and 24/7 childish behavior.
The broadcast didn’t ignore the national unrest, but the show’s overall tone was ingratiating and its words restrained. Mr. De Niro changed that.
A new drama about a Murdoch-like corporate clan combines ruthless maneuvering with Bluthian satire and lots and lots of daddy issues.
Popcorn spy thrillers, new Stephen King stories and final seasons of old favorites: Television offers more reasons than ever to avoid the sun’s glare.