American Horror Story

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013 | 18 Dec 2013 // 8:14 PM

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.

The Guilty Pleasure TV Shows of 2011 | 11 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Anthropomorphized food... insane soap opera creeepshows... and at least one example of the 'Unhappy Englander" on holiday. Must be time for the guiltiest of TV fare.


Can Television Be a Solution to Hollywood's Diversity Problem? | 18 Feb 2015 // 8:30 PM

We are living in the second Golden Age of Television, and not just because the writing is so good: TV is where we can tune in for real diversity.


American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 7 - "Flicker" | 20 Nov 2015 // 4:01 AM

Despite introducing yet another plot line, this is actually a well-done episode that explains both the Countess's origins and her connection to the infamous Hotel Cortez, even while the other storylines flounder.

American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 6 - "Room 33" | 17 Nov 2015 // 3:00 AM

In another stalled mid-season episode, we find out what makes the Countess tick and why motherhood is so damn difficult despite all the modern amenities of back-alley abortions, vampirism, and nannies.


Anthologies, 'American Horror Story', and the Disposability of Pulp Storytelling | 25 Feb 2015 // 3:00 AM

This show embraced its reputation for the weird and the strange, but it's storytelling methods are among the messiest in television.

Women Are on Top in 'American Horror Story: Coven' | 25 Nov 2013 // 4:59 AM

No show in recent memory has showcased such powerful and alluring women, and the performances of Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, and Angela Bassett are pitch-perfect.


'American Horror Story': Twisty the Clown Actor John Carroll Lynch Is Scary Good | 22 Oct 2014 // 9:00 AM

When “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy first contacted actor John Carroll Lynch about a possible role on the fourth season of his gleefully deranged

‘American Horror Story’ gruesome and kinky, is like no other TV before | 3 Nov 2011 // 1:35 AM

Believe it or not, the title of FX’s new series, “American Horror Story,” is actually an understatement. Grotesque, terrifying, brutal, and kinky, “American Horror

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

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

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