The end comes for the Baudelaire children. It has some issues, but closes out strong.
A fun, if a little familiar, holiday special for Sabrina fans.
Into the Dark goes psychological in its third entry, providing its best yet.
A gorgeous production with an incredible lead performance from Olivia Cooke.
Counterpart returns with strong confidence and paranoia.
A strong opening to a fresh start.
A marvelous return, just as brilliant and full of purpose.
Wayne is a fun but flawed YouTube Original with two great leads.
Stories within stories, The Romanoffs comes to a close with a more personal and effective story.
MST3K returns with The Gauntlet, a marathon-style nightmare for our heroes to suffer through for our benefit.
Fifteen years ago director Peter Weir reminded us how powerful and immersive a blockbuster epic can be when you commit to historical accuracy and make your characters the number one priority.
A very strong penultimate episode finds Kathryn Hahn and Jay R. Ferguson traveling to Russia.
YouTube’s new series brings incredible sights, but a familiar story stings this promising start.
The first season of Kidding was a wonderful showcase for Jim Carrey, as inventiveness and a downward spiral play out.
Gorgeously directed by Ben Stiller, this gripping limited series holds standout performances from Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, and Benicio Del Toro.
A confounding episode of The Romanoffs provides spectacular locales in Mexico City, but not much else.
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin star in this pleasant and fun look at getting older.
The new start for the Netflix series brings standout performances from Diego Luna and Michael Pena, and a tense look at the search for respect.
Into the Dark continues with Dermot Mulroney as a protective father looking out for his daughter’s best interests.
A masterful miniseries with a wonderful central performance by Florence Pugh, The Little Drummer Girl is a throwback thriller with a lot to say.
One of the best shows on television, Patriot returns with a dark and hilarious look at the rabbit hole of spy games.
Unfortunate timing and unfortunate decisions mire this week’s The Romanoffs, leaving great performers with little to work with.
A movie, freed from the shackles of auteurism, has a life of its own. It exists as a text of its own, influencing the lives of others in ways the original author may not have […]
A strong return in its final season, Robin Wright dominates the show as she rightfully claims her place.
A look at getting older and promises made and promises kept delivers a very good episode of The Romanoffs.
Homecoming delivers one of 2018’s best, a thriller about betterment, memory, and perception.
A return to the scene finds new life, but with less to talk about, Part Two can feel a little slow.
Something is wrong in “House of Special Purpose”, as we find Christina Hendricks trying to understand her place in madness.
A great new series from Netflix, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a fun season of television with a great lead performance in Kiernan Shipka.
An exceptional return, Daredevil is back with its best season yet.
With a larger focus on re-enactments, Lore delivers a stronger second season diving into the horrors of the past.
A great end to a great series.
It’s a lot easier to drag a body across town on Halloween, as “The Body” proves.
As the opening of The Romanoffs, “The Violet Hour” and “The Royal We” offer hints of greatness, but suffer from their length.
Celebration is at hand as Dud and Ernie hope for the best.
‘sert la bonne cause et meurt’ (serve the good cause and die) Despite being adapted from a 19th century novella, Beau Travail is an incredibly cinematic work that explores questions of memory, identity, and sexuality, […]
The Facebook Watch series provides excellent performances in Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran.
Big Mouth returns with more hardships and complicated feelings. It’s still a hell of a show.
Netflix and Mike Flanagan bring us a fantastic new version of the classic tale.
In the best episode of the season, Dud and Ernie go on a journey with their new friend.
We all grow up, we all go through changes, and we all feel really awkward about it. There’s a lot we can’t say to someone else, even though they’re going through the exact same thing […]
Immersed in the eternal, wondrous beauty of the northern California Redwoods, a fragile Theresa (Kirsten Dunst) drowns in the guilt associated with the emotional weight of helping her mother commit assisted suicide with poison-laced cannabis […]
Aired in May on BBC Two and coming September 28th to Amazon’s Prime Video, King Lear is a new take on the classic Shakespeare play with a mind to set itself apart in scale and […]
Author’s note: SPOILERS for the seventh episode of Lodge 49, “The Solemn Duty of the Squire”. “The Solemn Duty of the Squire” was a time of mourning a sovereign protector who was, at minimum, cooky. […]
Author’s note: Five of the ten episodes were provided for review. The full season arrives on September 21st. Netflix is going classic with its new series, The Good Cop, premiering September 21st. The comedy/drama, from […]
Seventy years ago today, a motion picture was released immortalizing the drama and danger of the rancher. Howard Hawks directing with John Wayne and Montgomery Clift starring, this tale of betrayal, action, and lots and […]
Ride due west as the sun sets; turn left at the Rocky Mountains . . . With this simple advice, Jeremiah Johnson sets forth on a brutal course toward life anew. Robert Redford is the […]
Author’s note: SPOILERS for the tenth episode of Castle Rock, “Romans”. The town of Castle Rock has become Hell on Earth in the season finale, “Romans”: with birds dive-bombing cars, people walking into oncoming prison […]
Author’s note: SPOILERS for the sixth episode of Lodge 49, “The Mysteries”. He who thinks a fire, is a fire. Remember that. We open on Lodge 49, ages before, with Larry as a kid defending […]
Perfect Blue is a film known by everyone but me; this 20th anniversary showing is the first time I have ever watched it. For those who are familiar with the film, you are probably smiling reading […]
The opportunity to spring forth into the stars and become the first to ever land on Mars is a wonderful ideal. It’s about exploration, science, and furthering the survival of the human race. But to […]
Author’s note: the first three episodes were provided for review. Netflix’s The Dragon Prince, its first season arriving September 14th, feels like a blast from the past. It has the trappings of a scrappy, fun […]
In Loving Memory of Burt Reynolds. I just got outta the cheapest choke n’ puke I could find and hopped in my Jimmy and barreled down the highway sipping on hundred mile coffee. The car […]
Author’s note: SPOILERS for the ninth episode of Castle Rock, “Henry Deaver”. God turned his back on this place. The schism revealed itself, and Henry Deavers have swapped universes. “Henry Deaver” places itself in a […]
Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard’s Forever, coming to Amazon’s Prime Video on September 14th, is a fascinating breakdown of a person’s life and expectations. Can happiness wither over the years and lead to a sense […]
Author’s note: This article CONTAINS SPOILERS for the episode of discussion and all episodes of the series that have preceded it. Like any great show does when viewers may be having concerns and reservations about […]
Author’s note: SPOILERS for the fifth episode of Lodge 49, “Paradise”. “Paradise” is an episode about dreams and reality and how each clashes against people in their own way. Dud (Wyatt Russell) distinctly remembers his […]
Author’s note: this review contains SPOILERS for the eighth episode of Castle Rock, “Past Perfect.” “Past Perfect” opens on couple, Gordon (Mark Harelik) and Lilith (Lauren Bowles), as they buy the Lacy home Molly had […]
Think back to your first job, or really any job that didn’t represent your ideal career—retail, service industry, it doesn’t matter what—it was probably pretty shit, right? You clocked in, worked for a low-wage, for […]
Counterpart is about finding your true self. Some things can hold you back and keep you from becoming that version of yourself you’re meant to be. But what if there were another you out there, […]
A tender, luminously shot coming of age tale with a strong (and dysfunctional) family dynamic.
Are you familiar with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and how the song is massively epic, how it changes up numerous times but still maintains a clear focus? Well, that is Night Is Short, Walk On Girl. Earlier […]
There was so much potential here…
Terror of Mechagodzilla brings about the end of my journey through the Showa Era of the Criterion Godzilla movies that Filmstruck offers currently. It was also the last of the Godzilla franchise for a decade. So would […]
Another day, another Netflix Original movie. It might be hard to remember, but there was a time—right after the first season of Orange Is The New Black was released—when you heard of a Netflix Original you off […]
“A lright, alright, alright!” I thought surely we’d have a review up for this, but it does not appear that way, and I cannot let this go on! I first saw this amazing film way […]
The Roaring Twenties offered some of the publishing industry’s greatest successes. From this large pool of talent, America has fixated on its ex-patriots especially. Our cultural admiration for the Ernest Hemingway and the Scott Fitzgerald […]
I am going to start by saying only this: I am going to eat some serious crow on this review. When I saw the trailer for this, I thought it looked like it was going […]
Travels with Charley
Ousmane Sembene’s Black Girl (originally titled La noire de…) depicts the tragedy that can arise from isolation and loneliness. It deals with ideas of francophone identity, particularly in a post-colonial African context. It is arguably […]
The premise of TAU is a simple one. We open with urban nightlife and meet a mysterious young woman living a life of crime. Saving up her money in order to progress in life. After, […]
A stunning piece of cinema and a portrait of a tragic event in history, depicted from the perspective of a woman.
The Dutton family holds control over the largest ranch in the country. Its patriarch, John Dutton (Kevin Costner), finds enemies from every corner: the land developers in the form of Dan Jenkins (Danny Huston), the […]
Carol encapsulates what we shouldn’t be able to encapsulate. The dull lifelessness of longing for someone. The painful but hopeful process of someone’s meaning growing in your life. It puts all those tangled up, heart-bursting-out-your-chest […]
The Disaster Artist hits Amazon Prime this month so I sat down to watch arguably the most critically acclaimed film that I missed last year. Based on the book of the same name, the A24 […]
One of the best of the year, Hereditary is a fantastic look at a family worn by tragedy.
Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville), following in the footsteps of the Steven Soderbergh Ocean’s trilogy from a number of years back, brings an all-female cast to the world of heists […]