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Landing only months before the US midterm elections, it’s impossible not to understand the show foremost in the context of the Trumps and Kushners

Author George Pendle on his biography of Jack Parsons, the scientist, mysticist and follower of Aleister Crowley, now dramatized on CBS

Jörg Heiser on memes, memory and Errol Morris's Wormwood

This new docu-series on a cult established in Oregon in the 1980s is a timely exercise in tolerance and a fascinating insight into extremism

From Better Things to Motherhood and SMILF: Michelle Orange charts the turn towards nuanced representations of women in

US true crime series Unsolved takes two formative pop cultural events to explore their concealed human stories and systemic narratives

The new television series invokes violence and fear as defining forces of civilization, just like the Kenneth Clark original

From The X-Files to The Orville to Black Mirror: what role does sci-fi play in our age of fake news?

Transcending the sentimental falsehood that makes nostalgia problematic, on David Simon’s 1970s New York drama

On the Marxist-inspired children's films of Hartmut Bitomsky and Harun Farocki, screened for the first time in more than 40 years 

Should Trump have won an Emmy?

The importance of satire in an era of Trump