Fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" and comedy "Veep" proved repeat winners for cable giant HBO at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but newcomers and actors of color also made their mark in a ceremony where election-year politics played large.
With the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency on the horizon, there's been speculation about whether her First Spouse would wield undue influence in the prospective administration. But Pablo Larraín's Jackie, which dwells on the days immediately following the Kennedy assassination, suggests that powerful presidential partners are hardly a new phenomenon, even if they found it more effective to work in secret in the past.
Over a career spanning nearly 50 years, the German filmmaker Werner Herzog, 73, has managed to gracefully pivot from outrageous and eccentric narrative films (“Aguirre: Wrath of God,” “Fitzcarraldo”) to poignant and poetic documentaries (“Cave of Forgotten Dreams”). Now, Mr. Herzog has set his eye on the internet, or what he calls “the thing.”