Wednesday, December 18 2013
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.
Wednesday, January 16 2013
Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.
Tuesday, January 10 2012
The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.
Tuesday, January 11 2011
Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.
Friday, August 22 2014
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.
Monday, August 26 2013
With top notch writing and stellar performances, Boardwalk Empire is hard to top. The third season shows why.
Sunday, September 16 2012
It's clear that, between his home and his work, Nucky can't have a moment's rest.
Monday, August 27 2012
Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 wraps up its storylines in an astonishing way and leaves one with a craving for more.
Monday, January 9 2012
With its government corruption, political scandals, bruised soldiers just home from war, and catastrophic financial losses due to the original Ponzi scheme, this '20s tale isn't much different from politics and business these days.
Friday, August 19 2011
The 2010-2011 TV season saw an unprecedented number of major film directors work in TV, while Charlie Sheen's meltdown was an embarrassment both to him and to those who fixated on his demise.
Thursday, December 16 2010
In 2010, television brought us cops in Hawaii, bikers in California, British investigators and a different kind of situation at the Jersey shore.
Monday, January 9 2012
One TV custom is to time a home-video release to the premiere of a show’s new season. So, for example, “Justified’s” second season
Thursday, July 14 2011
An Emmy nod may be in store for a dark drama about an antihero rising to the top of an all-American industry during a tumultuous
Monday, November 22 2010
LOS ANGELES — "Boardwalk Empire," the new HBO series set in Atlantic City, N.J., during Prohibition, has attracted plenty of notice, in part because of