Tuesday, January 14 2014
Dave Chappelle jokes that Philly, as the birthplace of America, is "the perfect place to end my career".
Monday, January 13 2014
Archer may be a simple man, but his is a life of many complications, and he is in turn a complication for most of those who know him.
Frankenstein: The Real Story separates Frankenfacts from fiction while exploring the 19th century influences on Mary Shelley’s writing.
Masculinity, athleticism and grace take center stage in the newly released Omnibus special from 1958 featuring a young, fiery Gene Kelly.
Sunday, January 12 2014
Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) encounter a rogues' gallery of supporting characters, including the bad men we need to keep other bad men from the door.
Girls is becoming more complex along with its characters, and as a result, the viewer feels a greater investment.
Friday, January 10 2014
The show's two central flaws work against each other, as interactions among the characters are consistently unfunny and unrealistic.
Even though the audio is the real star, Listening is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special is a touching animated film that anyone who has ever heard a good story should witness.
Tuesday, January 7 2014
It appears that rules are rules and laws are laws… sometimes.
Released for the first time on DVD, the BBC's 1970 drama is a disturbing film concerning the grim underbelly of sinister rural rituals, and those that adhere to them.
Monday, January 6 2014
The smartest parts of Intelligence concern debates over Gabriel's malfunctions as a machine, even as they feel emotional bonds with him.
Sunday, January 5 2014
The Curse of Oak Island, by title and general aesthetic, focuses on building up the strange aspects of island lore. But the first episodes don't offer much mystery.
Thursday, December 26 2013
If you are patient you will be rewarded with intellectual stimulation, and a tone of general strangeness that will creep insidiously under your skin.
Thursday, December 19 2013
The idea of public education is at once gloriously and unbearably ambitious.
Tuesday, December 17 2013
All this is to say that even if Maurice Clarett had insight into the game of football, he might not have understood the larger game.
Monday, December 16 2013
Programs like BBC Two’s The Fall should be commended for doing everything “wrong” in terms of pleasing the demands of commercial television.
Wednesday, December 11 2013
Are these girl-power barrel racers post-feminist figures?
Despite containing any number of intriguing moments, A History From Behind the Lens fails to provide a coherent overview of the art form.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
In basketball, Bernard King, a shy, thoughtful child living in a "rough" part of Brooklyn, found a means to self-expression and purpose.
Monday, December 9 2013
Is there really a causal link between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional character and modern-day crime investigation techniques?