Articles tagged sci-fi, tv, drama, comedy, stargate

“Rock Never Dies” Takes Shots at Celebrity Culture In a Surprisingly Effective Episode

Season 12's best episode yet isn't perfect, but well-done, with an excellent swan song performance by Rick Springfield.

READ more
‘Miss Sloane’ Presents DC Corruption Lite

Lobbyists can only win or lose, no in-betweens, no moral victories.

READ more
‘This Is Us’: New Life, New Opportunities, and Loss are All Part of “The Game Plan”

You could try to resist This Is Us's particular brand of drama and schmaltz, but it's a pretty irresistible mix.

READ more
‘Loving’, An Urgent Work of Compelling Quietude

Loving is particularly resonant at a time when many in America may feel as if their own inherent rights are on shaky ground.

READ more
‘Man Down’ Has the Dubious Distinction of Going Nowhere in Three Different Directions

Director Dito Montiel’s lack of subtlety cheapens a subject that calls for thoughtful examination.

READ more
‘Dirk Gently’ Picks Up Steam in the Best Episode Yet

"Fix Everything" highlights The Big Showdown, captivity and a fired detective to great effect.

READ more
Confronting Evil, Determinism, and Death in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Exploring the darker core of a Christmas classic reveals just what is so wonderful about life.

READ more
“The Pool” Pulls at Some of the Dramatic Threads in ‘This Is Us’

As an encapsulation of what's great about the show "The Pool" is representative of the complex, challenging, smart, and lovely things This Is Us has to offer.

READ more
Queering the Sponge: The Transcendent Queerness of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

Despite being rooted in nostalgia, the reemergence of SpongeBob could very well be linked to a longing for a yet-to-be-realized queer future.

READ more
Minutia Fuels the Masterful ‘Boyhood’

Richard Linklater's bold cinematic experiment pays off in ways that the more brash family dramas fail to.

READ more
‘Dirk Gently’ Gets Dramatic and Deadly in “Very Erectus”

The season's most dramatic episode so far says goodbye to a character and sets up showdowns leading to the finale.

READ more
The Painful Beauty in ‘Moonlight’

In his sophomore effort, writer-director Barry Jenkins' exacting calibration results in an experience that is deeply moving.

READ more
‘This Is Us’: Only Three Episodes In, “Kyle” Establishes the Series as a Lovely, Lyrical Delight

"Kyle" continues the series' trend of focusing on the moments that affect one's entire life, small as they may be.

READ more
Instead of a Black Comedy, ‘The Executioner’ Offers Varying Shades of Gray

Instead of hitting us in the gut with it themes, this Spanish gem plays a more subtle and satisfying game.

READ more
‘Divorce’ Gets a Lot Wrong in Its Seventh Episode, but Ends With an Emotional Gut Punch

Frances and Robert unearth even more secrets, personal and financial, that drive them further apart.

READ more
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “The Good Samaritan” Leans Too Heavily on the Supernatural

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a little too magical for a science fiction series, with decidedly mixed results.

READ more
Rediscovering an Overlooked Non-Masterpiece: ‘The Beautiful Blonde From Bashful Bend’

Preston Sturges' funny western farce has a few subversive ideas.

READ more
‘black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris on Finding Humor to Heal Following a ‘Shocking Election’

black-ish has managed to wring humor out of episodes tackling police brutality and the complexities of the N-word, along with more traditional sitcom plot lines.

READ more
Harelips and Dead Birds: Looking for Meaning in ‘Cosmos’

Zulawski's final film is a parody of romantic impulses.

READ more
‘This Is Us’: “The Big Three” Digs Deeper Into Story and Character

Post-pilot, the second episode offers deeper characterization, a big twist, and a lot more questions.

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

Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

// Short Ends and Leader

"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

READ the article