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Winnipeg Free Press

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 5%

Vampires Suck (2010)

"It's been two whole years since the team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer subjected us to one of its godawful parodies. Alas, the vacation is over."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Randall King

2 96%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" Momentum concerns aside, Boardwalk Empire remains a beautifully crafted period drama whose multi-layered plotlines give each member of its large cast lots of opportunities to shine. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Brad Oswald

3 69%

The Leftovers: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It's a big topic to take on, and a dark path to expect viewers to follow. Many won't; those who do might find something rewarding in the bleak nothingness that's being explored. "

Posted Jun 30, 2014

Brad Oswald

4 98%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Like the 1996 movie that inspired it, this Fargo is filled with quirky but fascinating characters. A stellar supporting cast... does a wonderful job of bringing them to life. "

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Brad Oswald

5 100%

Veep: Season 3 (TV, 2014)

" Best case scenario: a nomination, a campaign, an election and then four more years of Veep. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Brad Oswald

6 94%

Silicon Valley: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Silicon Valley is a sharply written and beautifully cast series with a very specific sense of place and a rock-solid understanding of its characters' quirks and motivations. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Brad Oswald

7 68%

Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" When it works, it's mostly because it's so much fun watching Meloni. "

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Brad Oswald

8 61%

Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" If the rest of its limited-run season can keep from unravelling while maintaining the level of suspense created in the first two instalments, viewers might be willing to do whatever it takes to see this Crisis through to the end. "

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Brad Oswald

9 81%

American Horror Story: Coven (TV, 2013-2014)

" AHS: Coven certainly displayed more of a sense of humour than the franchise's first two seasons - which is not, however, to say Murphy and Falchuk have eased up on the gore, offbeat violence and freak-show-flavoured psychosexual misbehaviour. "

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Brad Oswald

10 52%

Dracula: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" It's feels clunky at times, and it's certainly more than a bit soapy, but Dracula does a better-than-expected job of giving viewers a reason to make an emotional investment in its characters and plot twists. "

Posted Dec 13, 2013

Brad Oswald

11 92%

The Challenger Disaster ()

"Most of the credit for The Challenger's success belongs to Hurt, who has made a career of bringing slightly damaged, awkwardly distant but morally grounded characters to life. His portrayal of Feynman hits all the right notes."

Posted Nov 25, 2013

Brad Oswald

12 52%

Back in the Game: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Back in the Game is more than a bit rough around the edges; it has some serious flaws, including Caan's apparent desire to scenery-chew his way through every on-screen moment. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

13 70%

The Michael J. Fox Show: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The Michael J. Fox Show isn't exactly a laugh riot, but it's the kind of TV comedy whose well-written and deftly delivered combination of smarts, sweetness and gentle humour could carry it a long way. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

14 29%

Lucky 7: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" It takes a lot more than simple good fortune to win big in prime time, and Lucky 7 has done a lot of the little things right. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

15 86%

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fully respects the genre and takes its action-adventure obligations seriously, but it also demonstrates, early and often, that it has a great sense of humour. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

16 22%

Sean Saves the World: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Sadly, this version of Sean isn't likely to save anything. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

17 55%

The Crazy Ones: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" Some people can't get enough of Williams's manic, all-over-the-map, partly improvised comedy style; others, however, might be more inclined to view the veteran comedian and TV/movie star as a commodity best enjoyed in smaller doses. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

18 52%

Hello Ladies: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" If Gervais' antics in The Office and Extras struck your funny bone in a positive way, you might find Merchant's first big Ricky-free foray to be a towering comedy achievement. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

19 33%

Super Fun Night: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Super Fun Night has an element of sweetness at its core, but it's buried under the weight of the show's one-joke excess. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

Brad Oswald

20 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"Prisoners is, first and foremost, a crime drama in which Villeneuve and screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski slowly ratchet the suspense by making the audience privy to clues the characters do not have the opportunity to put together."

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Randall King

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