Friday, September 19 2014
The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year.
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Breathless is an entertaining glimpse into a time period both dominated by men and also on the cusp of great change.
Friday, September 12 2014
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation.
Thursday, September 4 2014
This adaptation of Rosemary's Baby misses out on a lot of the charms of Roman Polanski's original.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
Larry Kramer’s blistering cri de coeur about the early days of the AIDS plague gets a solidly respectful but flawed treatment from Ryan Murphy
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.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Low Winter Sun tries to stand out as a refreshing take on the cop drama formula, but it's far too preoccupied with the shows that it knows audiences will compare it to.
Monday, August 4 2014
There are good MST3K box sets, and then there are great MST3K box sets. The difference? All the Jack Palance jokes you could ever hope for.
Thursday, July 24 2014
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.
Tuesday, July 8 2014
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry.
Thursday, June 26 2014
The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Often overshadowed by the World War II 20 years later, the Great War remains, in many sad ways, the yardstick for futility, pointlessness and waste.
Monday, June 23 2014
This BBC series is a nice way to learn some things about the world's fifth largest country, which is hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
“The Web of Fear” illustrates why mostly unseen monsters work much better than their fully-formed cousins.
Monday, June 9 2014
With the Doctor's many regenerations, we see our Time Lord reincarnated with different mannerisms and taste in just about everything but the almost universally garish clothing.
Monday, June 2 2014
Long-time fan and Doctor Who scriptwriter Mark Gatiss guides us through the first episode of what would become television’s longest running sci-fi show.
Thursday, May 29 2014
These stories are always engaging, not only because midwifery in the '50s is so interesting, but also because the midwives themselves are fully realized characters.
Tuesday, May 27 2014
It shouldn’t work, turning psychiatric patients into cartoons; it should be more more offensive than it is. Somehow, though, it all just ends up being good for a laugh.