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‘The Staircase’ Is a Fascinating Look at Guilt, Innocence and Image: TV Review

The true-crime tale has lately dominated scripted TV, with miniseries-length dissections of infamous incidents coming thick on the ground. Many of these shows have played as flat reenactments that don’t earn the...

The ‘Ozark’ Finale Carried the Show’s Grim, Unsubtle Vision to Its Endpoint: Column

This article contains spoilers for the final episode of “Ozark.” Say this much for the final moments of “Ozark”: They speak to the show’s sense of its own importance. After four seasons,...

‘Shining Girls’ Is an Overlong Showcase for Elisabeth Moss: TV Review

There’s a moment late in the run of Apple TV+’s new limited series “Shining Girls” in which one character puts forward an urgent question, and gets a mind-bending answer. “Is he going...

Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Masked Singer’ Turn Is the Show’s Worst Decision Yet (Column)

Perhaps the only gratifying thing about Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on “The Masked Singer” is that the element of surprise the show’s producers craved was ruined in advance. Wednesday night’s episode of “The...

‘American Buffalo’ Review: Starry but Flat Broadway Revival Doesn’t Make the Case for David Mamet

The set of the new Broadway production of “American Buffalo” at Circle in the Square is choked with the unwanted artifacts of recent history. The show’s two acts take place in a...

‘Plaza Suite’ Review: Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick Bring Real-Life Sparks to Broadway Revival

“Plaza Suite” practically demands to be played straight. Neil Simon’s look at three romantic couples facing down the passage of time is sharp and knowing, but it is, crucially, earnest. Each character...

Zelenskyy’s Presidential Sitcom on Netflix Is a Powerful Watch During Ukraine’s Time of War (Column)

In a scene in the first season of the Ukrainian sitcom “Servant of the People,” the newly-elected president of Ukraine is attempting to get the attention of his parliament, which has devolved...

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