Inside ‘The Baby’, a Twisted HBO Horror-Comedy About a Killer Baby

Inside 'The Baby', a Twisted HBO Horror-Comedy About a Killer Baby

It’s bad enough when all of Natasha’s friends start popping out babies—but when an infant falls into her life and latches on, the 38-year-old chef’s world turns into an actual horror show. The baby is a serial killer. The Baby, a horror comedy from Siân Robins-Grace and Lucy Gaymer that premieres Sunday on HBO Max, … Read more

‘The Offer,’ About the Making of ‘The Godfather,’ Is Paramount Sucking Its Own Cannoli

'The Offer,' About the Making of 'The Godfather,' Is Paramount Sucking Its Own Cannoli

As one character opines in The Offeryou don’t need to know how art works to enjoy it, and yet Paramount+’s series about the making of The Godfather—timed to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary—believes the exact opposite. Akin to the studio giving itself a big sopping wet-tongue kiss in the mirror, this 10-episode streaming affair … Read more

The Kardashians Are Back on TV — With Even Less to Say

The Kardashians Are Back on TV — With Even Less to Say

The Kardashians are back, but you’d be forgiven for not noticing that they were ever gone. It’s been less than a year since E! aired the series finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashianspretty much the normal time between seasons of a TV show. In the 10 months that the Kardashians have been absent from … Read more

‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Is No Match for Jim Carrey’s Maniac Performance

'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Is No Match for Jim Carrey's Maniac Performance

Given its gratifying feistiness, Sonic the Hedgehog’s status as the all-time highest-grossing video game-based movie in America is a depressing indictment of the genre, whose reputation won’t be improved by that blockbuster’s sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2. A comparable follow-up that whizzes about delivering action, wisecracks, pop-culture allusions and more than a few groan-worthy declarations … Read more

HBO Max’s ‘Moonshot’ Is So, So Bad, but Lana Condor Is Amazing in It

HBO Max's 'Moonshot' Is So, So Bad, but Lana Condor Is Amazing in It

In the growing list of moon-related releases 2022 has to offer (moonfall, Moon Knight, etc.), HBO Max has released the worst of the bunch. It is Moonshota dreary rom-com that goes heavy on the tropes and light on the chemistry, blending sci-fi with romance as two starstruck youngsters fall in love on the way to … Read more

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Explore Their Complicated Past in ‘Jane by Charlotte’

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Explore Their Complicated Past in 'Jane by Charlotte'

Many Americans may not be familiar with Jane Birkin, the English-French actress and singer who was famously involved (and collaborated) with legendary pop star Serge Gainsbourg during the 1970s. Unfortunately, Jane by Charlottea study of the artist by her acclaimed actress/musician daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), won’t provide great illumination for those not already in the … Read more

‘WeCrashed’ Stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway Have Inspired Me to Scam

'WeCrashed' Stars Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway Have Inspired Me to Scam

My whole adult life, I have worked, like a schmuck. Never once did it cross my mind to do a little hustle. Run a little scam. Pull off a little con, channel my inner #girlboss, lie to investors, or even bother to figure out what, technically, investors are or how they work. I did my … Read more

‘DMZ,’ HBO Max Show About a Modern City Wrecked by War, Couldn’t Be More Timely—or Disappointing

'DMZ,' HBO Max Show About a Modern City Wrecked by War, Couldn't Be More Timely—or Disappointing

During the 2010s, nobody was safe from Hollywood’s obsession with stories set in a post-apocalyptic dystopian future. Whether it was TV (The Walking Dead), movie (The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner), or video games (The Last of Us), it seemed like every other month we were bombarded with these bleak doomsday tales. That craze … Read more