Sunday, November 17 2013
Where Almost Human differs from many of its predecessors and peers is the way it seems to revel in unreflexive prejudice.
Wednesday, November 6 2013
At its dark core, Mad Men is an epic poem to rapacious capitalism.
Monday, November 4 2013
Even apart from the crass motives in the market of human kidneys, the stakes for recipients and donors remain brutal and urgent.
Saturday, November 2 2013
Big History the show, and big history, the discipline, may be just what we need to help solve the many problems facing us today.
Thursday, October 31 2013
Like the boys in Hoop Dreams, these kids are able to tackle head on the myriad challenges facing black youth in today's America.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
"I don't apologize for anything," says Jimmy Connors, "Not now, never."
Friday, October 25 2013
Traipsing around Victorian London, from high-class parties to low bohemian absinthe halls, this Dracula poses as an American businessman and has no trouble exerting his influence over the ladies.
Wednesday, October 23 2013
Johne Spano fooled everyone. The fall, rise and fall of the New York Islanders.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
If only ten percent of mothers are convinced that their sons should not play football, that it is a "dangerous sport", suggests one unnamed NFL representative, "That is the end of football."
Monday, October 7 2013
Again and again, adults in Valentine Road fail the children in their charge.
Sunday, October 6 2013
Denise isn’t entirely dazzled by Moray’s charm. She’s more taken with his business acumen than his wearying, constant flirting.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
In practice, Ironside is intense, sexually active, and 40-something -- his anger a compelling reaction to a dazzling career cut short.
As in Pitch Perfect and Pain & Gain, Rebel Wilson uses her size to comic effect, such as when she engages in full-on battle with her Spanx on.
Monday, September 30 2013
Don’t Stop Believin’ explores the complexity of Arne Pinedal's position, in Journey and in a broader context that includes all kinds of expectations.
Sunday, September 29 2013
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are engaging, and the first episode hints at further intrigue to come.
Friday, September 27 2013
Telegraphing Stuart's loneliness through takeout dinners and microwave meals only goes so far. Hello Ladies pushes that mood even further, showing the isolation he feels in crowds.
Thursday, September 26 2013
These two new sitcoms on CBS could have been called Robin and Sarah Michelle and The Will Arnett Show.
For its last four seasons, Parenthood has owned the territory of manufactured middle-class angst.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
You might know about Peyton and Eli's NFL careers and even Archie's with the Saints. What you might not recall is this film's primary revelation, in footage of Archie playing for Ole MIss.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
With the help of Joss Whedon's cleverness, develop S.H.I.E.L.D. into an entertaining series, offering something like a mini-Marvel movie every week.