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Robyn Bahr

Robyn Bahr is a film and television critic who primarily writes for The Hollywood Reporter. She enjoys covering reviews, the awards races, and topics related to women's stories on screen and children's and family content. Robyn has also written for The Washington Post, The Village Voice, Slate and Vanity Fair, among other publications, and co-hosts The Film Stage Show podcast. She is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Critics Choice Association. She holds a B.A. from Amherst College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 50 Best TV Shows of the 21st Century (So Far)

Over the course of a few months, several Zoom meetings, lots of emails and countless Excel spreadsheets, three THR TV critics joined forces to hash out, and rank, what they consider the greatest shows since 2000.

Critic’s Notebook: A Frustrating ‘And Just Like That’ Finale Concludes a Sophomore Slump

The uneven second season of the HBO Max series ended with a disappointing cameo and a dark outlook on life.

Destiny Drives the Narrative in Emmy-Nominated Dramas

Questions of fate and fatalism unusually steer each of this year’s outstanding drama series Emmy nominees. In a category often dominated by staid, serious programs about staid, serious people, this crop of competing TV dramas all hinge on the ethereal concept of destiny, either literally or figuratively. Franchise prequels Andor, Better Call Saul and House […]

How Dual Roles in ‘Queen Charlotte,’ ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ and More Mirror the Past As Well As the Present

I knew I’d been sucked into Netflix’s Queen Charlotte when 21-year-old star India Amarteifio offers her first onscreen sneer. Playing the young version of Bridgerton‘s capricious royal (Golda Rosheuvel) in this prequel series, the actress showcases plenty of theatrical rebellion by smashing busts and monologuing about all the ways her corsetry could kill her. She’s […]

‘And Just Like That’ Review: Season 2 of Max’s ‘Sex and the City’ Sequel Compels and Comforts Despite Lack of Cohesiveness

Carrie Bradshaw and her friends are back again and still looking for love in all the wrong places.

‘Let the Canary Sing’ Review: Cyndi Lauper Doc Is Slight But Serviceable

Premiering at Tribeca, Alison Ellwood's straightforward biography centers on the singer/activist's unconventional talent.

10 Eerie Documentaries About the Wonders of Planet Earth

This story is part of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Sustainability Issue (click here to read more). We’re currently living in a golden age of panic-inducing eco-documentaries gushing facts and statistics at us about how humans are killing the planet. These didactic films are vital for grounding us in the sobering truths of climate change and […]

‘Another Body’ Review: Intriguing Deepfake Porn Doc Is Not as Deep as You’d Think

This documentary chronicles what happens when a college student discovers that her face has been digitally planted over the bodies of porn stars.

The Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 15 Best Films of Sundance 2023

A deliciously juicy psychological thriller starring Thomasin McKenzie and Anne Hathaway, an Olympian’s stunning directorial debut and a spirited documentary portrait of Little Richard are among faves from the fest.

Mental Health Visibility Only Goes So Far at the Oscars

Disability is usually the last identity category most people think of when we talk collectively about bolstering diversity, equity and inclusion across institutions — yet disabled people comprise the most diverse minoritized population in the world. After all, anyone can become disabled at any time. Disability is also often invisible: Think of how many people […]

‘It’s Only Life After All’ Review: The Indigo Girls Look Back in a Heartfelt Doc

Alexandria Bombach's documentary allows Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Atlanta alt-folk duo to speak for themselves.

A Pinch of Irony, a Splash of Derision: How Supporting Performances Brought Extra Flavor to Their Respective Films

Some of this year’s best supporting performances in film didn’t arise from your classic scenery-chewing powerhouse monologues or even a de rigueur prolonged cameo by a stalwart veteran — the kinds of smaller dramatic roles that net major industry awards. For every heartrending speech in Women Talking, The Whale and The Fabelmans, there are still […]