New York Magazine/Vulture
Monkey Kingdom (2015)
The Dead Lands (2015)
"It feels like a typical action movie that's been sawed off and sanded down - its blunt edges sharpened, its soft center drained out. It's not particularly original, but it is mean, relentless, and bracing. "
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)
Gotham: Season 1 - Beasts of Prey (TV Episode)
"While last week's episode suggested that various characters are on their way to getting what they really want, tonight's episode makes it seem as if progress won't come to Gotham City without a lot of throat-clearing. "
Silicon Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2015)
"Suzanne Cryer fills in as Peter's replacement, Laurie Bream. Both the character and the actress are excellent - at once reassuringly familiar and off-putting in ways that don't register right away. "
Game of Thrones: Season 5 - The Wars to Come (TV Episode)
Mad Men: Season 7 - New Business (TV Episode)
Black Souls (2015)
"It may not quite have the explosive charm of some of the classics, but Black Souls is an elegant, unsettling addition to the gangster-movie canon. Get on its unique wavelength, and you may find it transfixing. "
About Elly (2015)
The Longest Ride (2015)
"Look, it's easy to laugh at this stuff - that's part of the game, in fact. To buy into these movies, you have to buy into the silliness. But The Longest Ride, for all its ridiculousness, comes by its emotions honestly. "
Kill Me Three Times (2015)
Veep: Season 4 (TV, 2015)
The Comedians: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Ex Machina (2015)
"Clever novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland makes a half-dandy directorial debut with Ex Machina, a sci-fi film that - like much of his work - fakes excitingly in the direction of breaking new ground before turning formulaic so fast. "
Clouds of Sils Maria (2015)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Marco (TV Episode)
"I feel a little sentimental writing this, having just finished "Marco," an episode that I think in certain places was meant for sentimentality yet, in other places... flew so righteously in the face of sentiment that it sometimes seemed almost cruel. "
Mad Men: Season 7 - Severance (TV Episode)
Wolf Hall: Series 1 (TV, 2015)
Ned Rifle (2015)
Effie Gray (2015)
Lambert & Stamp (2015)
Furious 7 (2015)
Younger: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Weird Loners: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"The show feels like bullying. If Eric wants to make sock puppets and be weird, he's not hurting anyone! Just let him! The other characters don't even seem to mind; it's the show that's holding him up for cruel ridicule. No, thank you. "
American Odyssey: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"It's ultimately hard to say if American Odyssey is too serious for its own good or not serious enough. Either way, you come away with the sense that it's striving for an impact that it never achieves, and that would feel unearned regardless. "
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Conquer (TV Episode)
Welcome To New York (2015)
"This is not the kind of material for a stately biopic or a political drama. This is nasty, strange business - perfect for Ferrara, whose work often hovers between art and exploitation, between angst and sleaze. "
The Salt of the Earth (2015)
Get Hard (2015)
White God (2015)
While We're Young (2015)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - RICO (TV Episode)
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Try (TV Episode)
Accidental Love (2015)
Being Mary Jane: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Empire: Season 1 - Who I Am (TV Episode)
Empire: Season 1 - Die But Once (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Spend (TV Episode)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Bingo (TV Episode)
Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015)
"The Yahoo version of Community seems rather scaled-down, budget-wise, and looser and less urgent than NBC seasons (running times vary). But it still feels, moves, and thinks like the Community you know. "
iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Royals: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
- • Josef Adalian
- • Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
- • Amos Barshad
- • Kyle Buchanan
- • Sara Cardace
- • Michael Alan Connelly
- • David Denby
- • Amanda Dobbins
- • Bilge Ebiri
- • David Edelstein
- • Jesse Green
- • Tayt Harlin
- • Emily Heller
- • Logan Hill
- • Sam Howard
- • Leigh Kolb
- • John Leonard
- • Craig D. Lindsey
- • Margaret Lyons
- • Rebecca Milzoff
- • Kimberly Potts
- • Mike Powell
- • Peter Rainer
- • Nina Shen Rastogi
- • Richard Rys
- • Jerry Saltz
- • Matt Zoller Seitz
- • Miranda Siegel
- • Candace Taylor
- • Ken Tucker