Top 10 TV Shows of 2014

Welcome to the end of the year, where we here at The Filtered Lens have all sorts of lists for you to swoon over and compare with your own. As usual, both

The Legend of Korra: “The Last Stand” Book 4 and Series Finale Review

I was honestly speechless as I watched the final scenes of The Legend of Korra. This is a beautiful finale. The only true end for what the show has been setting up since

The Legend of Korra: “Day of the Colossus” Book 4 Chapter 12 Review

The first part of Korra‘s two-part finale was suitably action-packed, but also started tying loose ends in an effective and emotional manner.

There and Back Again: Where the Hobbit Trilogy Fits In

WARNING: There will be spoilers-aplenty for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (and every other Middle Earth movie) in this retrospective. Steer clear if you haven’t seen it yet.

2015 Winter and Spring Movie Preview

The year may not be over yet, but we’re looking forward to the beginning of 2015. The early months of the year are typically a difficult time to find quality cinema, but

Top 10 Albums of 2014

2014 saw highs in rap, punk and R&B, but what did we think were the best albums of the year?

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Review: Utterly Insignificant

December 17, 2003, exactly 11 years ago today, my parents took my 12-year-old self to see Return of the King on opening night. As I sat there, this grand story ending before me, something

Homeland: “Krieg Nicht Lieb” Season 4 Episode 11 Review

A return to Homeland‘s slow-burning suspense is held back by one major flaw.

Gracepoint Season 1 Review: Lightning Never Strikes in the Same Place Twice

The biggest red herring in this small-town murder mystery turned out to be the idea that it would be different than its British predecessor.

The Comeback: “Valerie Cooks in the Desert” Season 2 Episode 6 Review

This week’s episode title may have been a funny nod to Breaking Bad, but the episode itself took a more depressing tone. Perhaps Valerie Tries Desperately to Save Her Marriage would have been more appropriate.