Reviews > TV

24 Sep 2008 // 12:55 AM

Gary Unmarried: Series Premiere

It doesn’t seem fair to review the retro sitcom Gary Unmarried: as a social statement, it was already cancelled a long time ago.

READ more
The Mentalist: Series Premiere

The Mentalist uses Patrick's (Simon Baker) obnoxiousness to different effects. When he isn't pausing to consider himself, he's taking out opponents at the knees.

READ more
Heroes: Season Three Premiere

The real excitement of the new season of Heroes is its promise to expand the series' assortment of baddies: their unabashed queerness and freakery make for more fun.

READ more
CSI: Miami: Season Seven Premiere

CSI: Miami foregrounds, in its best episodes, the effects of transnational capitalism.

READ more
Worst Week: Series Premiere

In Worst Week, something about his soon-to-be in-laws so unnerves Sam that he turns into a blithering idiot with two left feet and no opposable thumbs.

READ more

17 Sep 2008 // 2:34 AM

The Human Camera

The Human Camera suggests that Steven's "extraordinary" ability is therapeutic even as it is wondrous.

READ more

16 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

House

House has proven an unusually zeitgeisty phenomenon: in an era of milky American evangelism, it is unquestioningly anti-religious.

READ more

16 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

POV: Calavera Highway

Calavera Highway considers the point where it becomes impossible to distinguish between reality and myth, experience and narrative.

READ more

9 Sep 2008 // 3:45 AM

Fringe: Series Premiere

The formula set in motion by the Fringe pilot is familiar, but also devious and delightful.

READ more
Privileged: Series Premiere

The CW's new Privileged introduces a snarky, maybe-lefty, aspiring journalist who means to expose the corruption and cronyism of contemporary capitalism.

READ more
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

On its face, casting Shirley Manson in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles appears a masterstroke.

READ more

7 Sep 2008 // 12:00 AM

True Blood

The goofy vampire romance in True Blood is granted another perspective by Tara (Rutina Wesley), who at least seems aware of life outside of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

READ more

4 Sep 2008 // 2:00 AM

90210: Series Premiere

This year's 90210 reboot comes with a Frankenstein-esque patchwork of a pedigree.

READ more

3 Sep 2008 // 1:00 AM

Bones

In Bones' fourth season premiere, Booth's unilateralism looks rather Jurassic even as it is all too familiar.

READ more

1 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Gossip Girl

If Josh Schwartz isn't careful, Gossip Girl could follow The OC's arc: a first-year sizzling phenom that quickly flames out.

READ more

1 Sep 2008 // 9:35 AM

Raising the Bar

In Raising the Bar, Gloria Reuben's savvy public defender spends too much time instructing eager white boys.

READ more

1 Sep 2008 // 9:30 AM

Prison Break

Prison Break has never lacked for the burly grrr factor.

READ more
Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers

Jeanine Isabel Butler's film addresses an impressive range of issues -- focused through representation and responsibility -- germane for us today.

READ more

25 Aug 2008 // 2:14 AM

The Black List, Vol. 1

As Lou Gossett Jr. recalls his childhood and early career in Greenwich Village for The Black List, Vol. 1, he sits in a depthless space, a gray screen behind him.

READ more
POV: The Judge and the General

The Judge and the General gives Guzmán the opportunity to reflect on his part in the process of Pinochet's regime and to define the perpetrators.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

// Moving Pixels

"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

READ the article