An exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture captures what Oprah Winfrey and her TV show have meant.
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This documentary explores the world of Michael Zahs, a collector who locates a home — other than his — for his enormous trove of memorabilia.
In its aggressively ambitious second season, the FX series was like a rapper obsessed with his own brilliance. The show became cinema.
Mr. Cosby’s signature TV character was a patient, wise father figure. In other words, our critic writes, the ideal cover for terrible behavior.
Grace Jones has always been an iconoclast. But this documentary restores her humanity.
Movies misuse music all the time. The Taraji P. Henson vehicle “Proud Mary” misuses it hilariously.
The movie thinks it’s saying something profound about human nature and America. But really, it’s off key about so many things.
Lead performances demoted so as not to split the vote (we’re looking at you, Armie Hammer) take away spots from worthy pros like Rob Morgan in “Mudbound.”
“Mechanics of History” features a circular staircase, a trampoline and entitled men, persistent and ever ascending.
A critic shares his favorite moments, from Tina Fey’s sheet-cake meltdown to the NFL’s end zone celebrations to Betty Gabriel in “Get Out.”