Top 10 Songs of 2016

In a year filled with commanding, often political songs, what shined through as the very best?

Top 10 TV Episodes of 2016

As we continue to count down the best of 2016, we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the best pieces of filmmaking on a smaller scale in television. Some TV episodes are

Patriots Day Review: Hollywood’s Version of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Peter Berg’s Patriots Day is a really bizarre movie. The Boston Marathon bombing happened three and a half years ago, which means the film likely went into production not too long after.

Top 10 Albums of 2016

2016 needed a good music year – and it delivered in a huge way. But what topped everything else?

20th Century Women Review: It Takes a Village

As far as coming of age dramedies go, they don’t get much better than 20th Century Women. Chronicling the maturation of a boarding house full of colorful, fully realized characters, the film

Top 10 TV Shows of 2016

The golden age of television clearly isn’t going anywhere. 2016 was another year blossoming with fresh ideas and classic seasons of classic shows. From old favorites to excellent premiere seasons, television was

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.