HBO’s “Westworld” recently promoted the tagline, “Free will is not free,” in its season three poster above a robot’s silhouette drowning in sand.
Over on Hulu, Nick Offerman spouts platitudes about the deterministic state of universal physics in FX’s new show, “Devs.”
And “Dark,” releasing its final season on Netflix later in the year, will join the slate of shows grappling with the role of the individual amid inescapable chaos.
Artist Lia Halloran has skateboarded through runoff drains in pitch darkness, piloted a plane solo over Los Angeles and navigated dense theories of interstellar wormholes.
Her diverse studio practices simply follow her personal curiosities, which she said often land her in interdisciplinary spaces where she can warp and manipulate concepts of space and time.
A drag queen rips out her own heart in a climactic sequence of “The Gay Mafia.”
The bedazzled heart is only one of many extreme moments in the fantastical West Hollywood world of his production, said Michael Yip, director and writer of the film.
Tassos Boulmetis said his film, “A Touch of Spice,” has the structure of a three-course meal, complete with an appetizer, main course and dessert.
The first two courses tell a story of nostalgia and cultural displacement, while the third diverges, embracing the fictional liberties of storytelling.
Karen McCarthy Woolf believes poetry is an activism of the heart.
When combined with the knowledge of law, she said it can also become a conduit for exposing the voices of the unheard.
Daenerys Targaryen helped defeat the Night King’s army this year. Selina Meyer finally achieved that elusive presidency in “Veep.” And they both did it with fierce smiles.
A dream of royalty and the warmth of family life takes a dark turn in “Anastasia.”
Following flashing red lights and revolutionary gunshots, audiences experience the shocking transition of 1917 St.
Documentary reenactments can be misleading, creating a false distance between audience and reality, said Antonia Thornton.
However, the graduate production and directing student said her documentary “Broken” tells a tale of incarceration and advocacy by inserting her subject directly into the reenactments, instead of hiring an actor.
This post was updated July 27 at 10:25 a.m.
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