Better Call Saul: “Fall” Season 3 Episode 9 Review

With “Fall,” the penultimate episode of season three, the purpose of the second half of the season is starting to take shape. It’s become clear that there’s a before “Chicanery” and an

Katy Perry “Witness” Review

Katy Perry’s journey into ‘wokeness’ is spectacularly scattershot.

It Comes at Night Review: Horror For Horror’s Sake

Generally, the less of a plot, the better the horror film. Keeping it simple and focusing on the filmmaking and mood has been the secret to greatness in the genre since studios

American Gods: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” Season 1 Episode 7 Review

American Gods finally made me legitimately care about a character. “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” is far from a perfect episode of television, but it serves it’s titular figure well and left me

Fargo: “Who Rules the Land of Denial?” Season 3 Episode 8 Review

“Who Rules the Land of Denial?” is split in half. The first half, had it been contained all by itself, would be the best episode of Fargo‘s third season. The second half would

Orange Is the New Black Season 5 Review: An Ambitious, “Real-Time” Season Shakes Things Up

As far as Orange Is the New Black goes, season four was almost unbearably dull until the final three episodes, which then suddenly manifested one of the show’s all-time best arcs, one that fundamentally

Okja Review: Don’t Get Between a Girl and Her Genetically Altered Giant Pig Creature

Okja is the closest I’ve seen a film with English speaking actors get to replicating the spirit of anime in live-action. Simultaneously very dark and very silly, Bong Joon-ho’s follow up to

Better Call Saul: “Slip” Season 3 Episode 8 Review

Jimmy’s new way of making money? He’s going to threaten to sue the pants off of all of Albuquerque. “Slip” introduces us to this sad, hilarious, kind of dangerous notion as Jimmy

The Leftovers: “The Book of Nora” Series Finale Review

Love. The worst thing to lose. The thing we hunt most. The scariest thing in the whole fucking world. There’s no nuclear bomb, orange-faced troll, or supernatural event more powerful than love.

I, Daniel Blake Review: Human Interest

Ken Loach’s greatest achievement with I, Daniel Blake is that the film manages to discuss a particular issue—thoroughly at that—while still displaying individual characters who don’t just feel like vehicles to the root of