Fences Review: Washington and Davis Shine In This Strong, If Simplistic, Adaptation

Watching Denzel Washington’s Fences, there’s no question it was adapted from a stage production (written by August Wilson). It’s a dialogue-heavy feature mostly confined to two sets, the family’s kitchen and backyard.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review: Disney Strikes Back and Goes Dark

Another December, another Star Wars movie, or so Disney would like it to be for the foreseeable future. After last year’s warm franchise restart, The Force Awakens, director Gareth Edwards, coming off

Hidden Figures Review: Crowd-Pleasing Progress

Hidden Figures is stylistically drab and occasionally overwritten (“At NASA, we all piss the same color,” Kevin Costner interjects into an emotional scene), but it’s also far warmer and accessible than most

Divorce: “Détente” Season 1 Finale Review

The final episode of Divorce‘s first season starts out quietly and ends with a bang.

Divorce: “Another Party” Season 1 Episode 9 Review

In the penultimate episode of the season, thing start to get ugly.

Star Wars Rebels: “Visions and Voices” Season 3 Episode 10 Review

Man, Rebels fans who haven’t seen any of The Clone Wars certainly got taken on a weird, unfamiliar journey this week. Witches, spells, potions, and possessions were a big part of “Visions and Voices” as Maul

La La Land Review: Dream On

Infectious, beautiful, light, and heartbreaking, La La Land is so good that it already feels like a classic. From the film’s energetic opening number on the jammed Los Angeles freeway to the quieter, emotionally

Arrow: “What We Leave Behind” Season 5 Episode 9 Review

As is tradition for Arrow‘s big mid-season finales, “What We Leave Behind” was an episode that directly features the season’s big bad. Prometheus’ role has thus far been relatively quiet compared with previous

South Park: “The End of Serialization as We Know It” Season 20 Finale Review

“The End of Serialization as We Know It” makes a good argument for South Park to live up to this episode title. After season 18’s abandoned continuity and the rush of success that came

Westworld: “The Bicameral Mind” Season 1 Finale Review

Let’s just get one thing out of the way. “The Bicameral Mind,” like much of Westworld, is stunningly crafted and thematically rich. The pacing is pretty much pitch-perfect while the brilliant editing and