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

American Gods: “A Murder of Gods” Season 1 Episode 6 Review

It’s back to the road this week on American Gods, which means mostly good things for the show as it heads toward the end of its inaugural season. That said, the show still

House of Cards Season 5 Review: The Death of Reason

“Welcome to the death of reason,” Frank says glaring into the camera late in House of Cards‘ fifth season. For the show, that may have happened a few seasons ago, but for the

Roger Waters “Is This the Life We Really Want?” Review

Roger Waters’ first album in over twenty years couldn’t have come at a better time – and he knows it.