Reviews > TV

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Because Goren's intellect and intuition never fail, Criminal Intent's narratives never consider the presumption of innocence as a legal (or dramatic) standard.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Part of the problem is that the 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' writers haven't given Ice T much to do: he's Munch's Yes Man, and it doesn't become him.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

PopMatters - Television - Reviews - La Femme Nikita

“I was falsely accused of a hideous crime and sentenced in life in prison. One night I was taken from my cell to a place

READ more
Lovespring International

It's difficult to believe that six people can be so self-absorbed and shortsighted, let alone gathered in the same workplace.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Law & Order

Though 'Law & Order' frequently, and most chillingly, tells tales of true crime -- the monstrous pit bull is the most recent example -- it also treats them with the dread, indeed, the disgust they deserve.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Lost

Lost survives because its mix of fantasy and mystery, character development and plot twists, predictability and sharp twists -- in short, its mix of cleverness and crap -- is like nothing else on TV.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Lucky Louie

Lucky Louie's preoccupation with the prurient threatens to turn a promising spin on the sitcom into a one-note novelty.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Love Cruise: The Maiden Voyage

But this isn't the first time viewers have been asked to watch a plot they already know well.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Lone Gunmen

Unlike Federal Agent Fox Mulder, these guys, sitting penniless in a warehouse laden with powerful computers and espionage equipment, are true subversives.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Laramie Project

'The Laramie Project' gives the townspeople a voice, an opportunity to respond to the murder and the trials that put them in the national spotlight.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Kyle XY

The juxtaposition of the innocent Kyle with such tainted youth indicates the show's attitude regarding 'kids today': they're irresponsible, confrontational, and selfish.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Just Shoot Me

Just Shoot Me's point [is] that the world of fashion magazines is shallow, empty, completely fake... and very, very funny.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Jackass

The eye-popping, gag-inducing, jaw-dropping comedic assaults of 'Jackass' are funny because they take such exaggerated steps over the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Job

PULL.

READ more
PopMatters - Television - Reviews - Judging Amy

All in all, 'Judging Amy' is an entertaining hour of television. Although there is room for improvement, it nevertheless presents us with characters and situations we can relate to and become involved with.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

When Dr. Glassberg asks, in all seriousness, how the parents are to explain their children's gender to the 'babysitter', you have to wonder if he isn't the one who needs corrective surgery of some kind.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Hell’s Kitchen

After just one day in Hell's Kitchen, the contestants were already so tired that Larry could get carted off to hospital without anyone else even waking up. Way to go, Gordo.

READ more

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Hills

She's changed, a point made in the series' first moments, when she's introduced as 'Lauren', no longer known by the nickname that served her so well in Laguna.

READ more
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001): Roger Guenveur Smith

He was a revolutionary, a brilliant thinker, and a man who was frustrated and anguished by his own insight into a legal and political system that was indeed designed to destroy him.

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

Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

READ the article