Denial Review: Standing Up By Sitting Down

When confronted by a bully and a liar, one must stand up. One must fight with all the power one can muster. One must use all the weapons at one’s disposal. At

Better Things: “Woman Is the Something of the Something” Season 1 Episode 4 Review

Better Things needs to churn out a great episode and soon. After an extraordinary pilot that pointed to even greater things to come, the show has sort of stagnated in terms of quality.

Deepwater Horizon Review: How to Shoot an Explosion

Michael Bay should be ashamed. Director Peter Berg has outdone him with Deepwater Horizon, a disaster movie with a relatively small, intimate disaster contained to the real life oil rig of the

South Park: “The Damned” Season 20 Episode 3 Review

Is Season 20 going to end up being a cautionary tale about getting too wrapped up in nostalgia? The existence of member berries in the South Park universe points to a larger danger threatening

Atlanta: “Nobody Beats the Biebs” Season 1 Episode 5 Review

Atlanta got downright playful in its fifth episode. The show has thus far dabbled in surrealist humor while putting its deeper themes in the forefront. For “Nobody Beats the Biebs,” the show gets

Queen of Katwe Review: A Familiar, But Still Fun, Game

There’s nothing new about director Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe. It’s an inspiring true story of unlikely young underdogs overcoming their surroundings to achieve glory in a sport you wouldn’t normally associate with

Star Wars Rebels: “Steps Into Shadow” Season 3 Premiere Review

Perhaps Dave Filoni’s greatest accomplishment back on Star Wars: The Clone Wars was filling in the narrative gaps in Anakin Skywalker’s turn to the Dark Side. He portrayed the young Lord Vader as an

Better Things: “Brown” Season 1 Episode 3 Review

“Brown” is a very smartly written and crafted episode of television. It’s three act structure initially plays like an episode of Louie going off on a bit of a tangent (which makes sense, as

Transparent Season 3 Review: Finding Better Footing Than Ever

There was a lot of discussion leading up the Emmys last weekend, and even throughout the ceremony, that Transparent was wrongly placed in the comedy categories instead of the drama ones. The greatest irony

You’re The Worst: “Men Get Strong” Season 3 Episode 4 Review

This week’s You’re the Worst is very funny, but a bit too formulaic.