The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Review: Noah Baumbach Richly Explores the Legacy of Art and Family

With The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Noah Baumbach continues to explore the relationship between art and life, this time from the perspective of a one-hit-wonder’s kids. The family’s patriarch, Harold (Dustin Hoffman),

New York Film Festival Review: Mudbound

Somehow, in a year where racial relations outside of the multiplexes have only gotten worse, Mudbound is one of the only high-profile films in the awards conversation that deals with them. Sadly,

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Review: A Boring Telling of a Story Truly Stranger Than Fiction

The great commonality between superheroes and sex is the exchange of power. That’s been true since Superman put his underwear over his tights and repeatedly kept Lois Lane from danger. Comic books

South Park: “Franchise Prequel” Season 21 Episode 4 Review

Hidden deep within “Franchise Prequel” is a simplistic, but nonetheless reasonably effective commentary on the whole “fake news” conundrum and its relation with Facebook. But you have to really look for it,

The Gifted: “rX” Season 1 Episode 2 Review

For its second episode, The Gifted appropriately slows down. With both Reed and Polaris in captivity, and the rest of the gang back at the mutant safe house, “rX” gives the series a chance

American Horror Story: Cult: “Holes” Season 7 Episode 5 Review

An episode full of big reveals tries a little too hard to shock, rather than move the story forward.

New York Film Festival Review: Lady Bird

What a difference tone and rich, layered details can have on a fairly ordinary story. Lady Bird, the directorial debut of Greta Gerwig, walks the delicate balance between being deeply personal and

The Deuce: “What Kind of Bad?” Season 1 Episode 5 Review

From a critical standpoint, The Deuce is becoming a fascinating watch. The show so frequently teases itself getting great, and as a cohesive whole it so far feels great, even if while watching

Brawl in Cell Block 99 Review: Vince Vaughn Punches and Smashes Through This B-Movie Delight

It’s tough to make grindhouse films emotionally satisfying, but that’s exactly what director S. Craig Zahler does with Brawl in Cell Block 99. Don’t get me wrong, the story’s emotional hook is

Marilyn Manson “Heaven Upside Down” Review

Ten albums in, Marilyn Manson continue their upstreak into menacing goth territory.