Monday, December 2 2013
WWII in HD is required viewing for its high-minded ideals and its near-flawless execution. It makes other films on the subject matter pale in comparison.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Like Jimmy Darmody, his Boardwalk Empire counterpart, Tommy Shelby has grown up to find all Gods dead and all faiths in man shaken -- but not quite all wars fought.
Monday, November 25 2013
Six of the very best episodes and a treasure trove of extras make this boxed set worthy of commemorating the 25th anniversary of one of the funniest shows ever made.
Tuesday, November 19 2013
Treme is the most kaleidoscopic show being produced these days. Its artistry in the arc of the episodes demonstrates gorgeous design throughout the season.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Saved by the Bell ended in 1993, but now 20 years later, the teen sitcom is as charming as ever.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
For some, Robotech was (and is) a multi-generational Japanese animated space opera on par with the ambitious TV sagas like Star Trek, Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica.
Monday, November 11 2013
The last episode of Dexter tries to remind us of not only where the monsters come from, but also what can become of them and the people they try to love.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.
For all its occasional predictability and melodrama, when Under the Dome is good, it's very good. When it falls flat, it's still good enough to stay tuned for the next installment.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
Perhaps more than any other sitcom, Boy Meets World totally captures what it feels like to grow up.
Friday, November 1 2013
What's so captivating about Downton Abbey is that the servants are thrust into the forefront, wholly realized characters themselves and often the ones we care about most.
The clever boy is running... out of ideas.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
Syfy's new series Defiance is an ambitious transmedia project. But in this case, that does more harm than good.
Monday, October 28 2013
It's no surprise that the tights and capes crowd have gotten their own much deserved PBS documentary and, with some small caveats, it's well worth your time.
Thursday, October 24 2013
Bryan Fuller retools the Hannibal franchise as an intelligent take on the morality of horror fiction, setting a CSI procedural within a Satanic universe ruled by Mads Mikkelsen's insane Dr. Lecter.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
This documentary’s largest focus, cultural identity, is examined from perspectives as varied as Mexicans in Texas, Central Americans in California, Cubans in Miami, and Puerto Ricans in New York.
Based on the thriller by James Herbert, The Secret of Crickley Hall falls short on chills and fails to leave a strong impression -- until its final act.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
In the Flesh is a spare, haunting drama that wonders what the world might look like after the zombie apocalypse.
Under primary writers Jackson Gillis and Samuel Newman, many episodes seek an unusual angle to refresh the series' formula of Perry Mason's client being accused of murder until he unmasks the killer in court.
Friday, October 4 2013
Elderly care is big business. But what happens, and who suffers, when profit replaces dignity?