Lucky Review: Harry Dean Stanton’s Seemingly Knowing Goodbye

Not unlike David Bowie’s Blackstar, the late Harry Dean Stanton’s introspective, meditative turn in John Carroll Lynch’s Lucky is the type of art an artist can only make very late in their

American Made Review: By the Seat of His Pants

With American Made, Doug Liman already had a template built for him. This film follows the same general arc, though more joyfully, than Scorsese’s Goodfellas. This film, however, is more of a

New York Film Festival Review: Last Flag Flying

Richard Linklater is having a remarkable decade. Between an undisputed modern classic (Boyhood) and a rare but essential indie art house sequel (Before Midnight), he’s already made two of the 2010s’ finest

South Park: “Holiday Special” Season 21 Episode 3 Review

“Holiday Special” is the rare tough episode to read of South Park. On one hand, there are definitely clear socio-political overtones present throughout. On the other, Randy’s handling of them is really overblown

American Horror Story: Cult: “11/9” Season 7 Episode 4 Review

Kai assembles his cult in the season’s strongest episode so far.

Rick and Morty: “The ABCs of Beth” Season 3 Episode 9 Review idea that personality traits purposefully skip a generation is bullshit. We’re all culminations of the people that raised us. For the most part, however, Rick and Morty has treated Beth as an entirely

The Deuce: “The Principle Is All” Season 1 Episode 3 Review

In its third episode, The Deuce continues to take its characters ever so slightly forward without developing its broader picture. What the “climax” of this eight-episode inaugural season might look like is something of

Stronger Review: A Respectful, If Unchallenging, Portrait

There’s something to be said for well done schmaltz. Stronger is an infectious film simply because it’s story is both amazing and true, and director David Gordon Green succeeds in stirring emotion

American Horror Story: Cult: “Neighbors From Hell” Season 7 Episode 3 Review

Cult improves itself from last week by getting smart about its subtext, and delivering genuine scares.

Battle of the Sexes Review: A Crowd-Pleasing Face Off

Billie Jean King’s iconic tennis match against Bobby Riggs has been adapted into a highly entertaining biopic that wears its heart on its sleeve.