Articles tagged annette bening, luce, george cukor, meg ryan, comedy, women

7 Jan 2016 // 11:00 AM

Steven Universe: Season 2, Episode 25 - “The Answer”

The first episode of the new year doesn’t provide answers so much as clarification and a deeper understanding of both the characters and the sociopolitical aspects of the Gem Homeworld.

READ more
Eugene Mirman: I’m Sorry, You’re Welcome

Comedian Eugene Mirman really puts the "post" in post-modern on this box set.

READ more
‘Shameless’ Becomes the Worst of What Its Detractors Said It Was in Fifth Season

Once a dysfunctional family that we rooted for, the Gallaghers have become the antithesis of funny.

READ more
Finding ‘Joy’ in Adversity

You can read the triumph in Joy as just that, joy -- sheer and brilliant. You can also read it as cynical.

READ more
‘Anomalisa’: Through a Puppet’s Eyes, Darkly

Like some slim and semi-acclaimed allegorical novel recently translated into English, Anomalisa is about existential rootlessness.

READ more
Chaos, Plastic Cups, Alcohol and ‘Sisters’

Sisters invites you to feel "included", like you're in on the jokes about the jokes.

READ more
iZombie: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Cape Town”

This is the last episode until the series comes back in January, and it offered everything that’s made iZombie essential viewing this season.

READ more
Richard Elfman’s Cult Masterpiece Gets a New Lease on Life Ahead of the Imminent Sequel

Released in 1980, this absurd musical comedy would influence a decade of absurdist flirting film and television despite being met with almost universal revulsion.

READ more
iZombie: Season 2, Episode 8 - “The Hurt Stalker”

Eight episodes in and iZombie shows no signs of slipping.

READ more
The ‘Good Dinosaur’ Is a Familiar Beast

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur features some of the studios’ most dazzling animation yet, but its story, while satisfying, borrows a few tricks from its predecessors.

READ more
‘WKRP’s Fourth and Final Season Is Funny, but Sometimes Strained

At 22 episodes there's bound to be some duds, but an excellent ensemble cast and some smart writing saved this season even if neither could save the show.

READ more
Blood, Politics, Silliness: ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’

A fresh look at the ultimate mock epic, after the Python method has been assimilated into the cultural DNA, reveals the subversive spirit of this bloody and cynical Arthurian deconstruction.

READ more
‘Catastrophe’ Takes on the Horror That Comes With Love, Marriage and Babies

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan are funny people who have made a funny sitcom that's laced with an honesty that hurts.

READ more
The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in ‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’

Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

READ more
Alternative Sketch Comedy Thrives Again ‘W/ Bob and David’

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross return their unique brand of sketch to television, providing another much-needed antidote to modern institutional comedy.

READ more
Aziz Ansari Reverses Gender Roles in ‘Master of None’

Master of None was made for millennial men who can relate to Dev’s relationship struggles.

READ more
‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Embraces the Humor of Clashing Cultures

The unfamiliar can be frightening, but the Huang family deals with cultural difference by taking the confusing and making it amusing in a highly relatable way.

READ more
‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Hits Its Stride in the Third Season

Amy Schumer has been inspiring her share of imitators, but this third season of her acclaimed Comedy Central series demonstrates exactly the things those imitators will never get right.

READ more
Double Take: ‘Annie Hall’ (1977)

Is love too weak a word to describe how we feel about Annie Hall? Or is it more like a dead shark? Double Take breaks a few eggs to find out.

READ more
iZombie: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Abra Cadaver”

The humor in the episode works precisely because it feels like the show is taking a breath in the middle of a season that’s been unapologetically serious and bleak, despite its moments of humor and silliness.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Difficulty As Tone in 'Hyper Light Drifter'

// Moving Pixels

"Hyper Light Drifter's creates a certain tone -- melancholy resignation mixed with a feeling of just barely scraping by -- that wouldn’t be possible in an easier game.

READ the article