From HBO (Chernobyl, Watchmen, Succession) to Netflix (Russian Doll, The Crown, Stranger Things) and beyond, we break down the best TV of the year.
Michael Bay turns his singularly amped-up aesthetic to a Netflix blockbuster that’s even more brain-dead than usual.
Sam Mendes’ Best Picture winner is a flawed but evocative time capsule of ’90s middle-age anxiety.
The third season of the Marvel series has some high points, but mostly feels like it’s running in place.
One writer’s childhood bond with his best friend was sealed by a fateful late-night screening of Die Hard with a Vengeance.
Ronald D. Moore’s alt-history space race series proves to be one of Apple TV+’s most alluring offerings.
Amazon’s star-studded anthology series is so gentle, pleasant and inoffensive it ceases to resemble actual relationships.
Martin Scorsese’s gritty drama about twisted loyalty to friends, family & God remains one of his strongest films. […]
Ang Lee’s ambitious young-vs-old futuristic thriller is a misfire of cranked-up frame rates and muddled plotting.
Patrick Brice and Sam Bain cross tonal wires to ill effect in this bland, unoriginal comic thriller.
David Cronenberg’s psychological thriller stands as one of the best Stephen King adaptations of the ’80s.
The Jim Henson Company makes a stellar return to form in Netflix’s epic, ten-episode prequel to the classic 1982 film.
Brilliant production design and strong lead performances get bogged down in too much worldbuilding in Amazon’s high-budget fantasy series.
As the Gorgeous Ladies grow apart, the show itself is more confident and sure-footed than ever.
AMC’s droll comic book adaptation saddles up for an apocalyptic final season whose juvenile antics bring diminishing returns.
IFC’s uproarious variety show-within-a-documentary is a groovy slice of ’70s ephemera, as smart as it is strange.
Karl Urban and crew strike back at asshole superheroes in Amazon’s grimly atonal series.
Even with segments by 90s indie luminaries like Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders and Quentin Tarantino, Four Rooms is too herky-jerk to work.