"The two stars are dazzling distractions. Robbie is a wow and then some. The Aussie actress shows a comic flair backed up with beauty and steel. Even when Focus fumbles, Robbie deals a winning hand. "
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Hero (TV Episode)
Gotham: Season 1 - Red Hood (TV Episode)
Wild Tales (2015)
McFarland USA (2015)
"Inspiration is for sale in here. And though more than a spoonful of sugar is slathered over the fact-based script, the movie delivers as promised on the thrill of the race and the lump in the throat. "
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Nacho (TV Episode)
Gotham: Season 1 - The Blind Fortune Teller (TV Episode)
What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
"Is this New Zealand mockumentary just one comedy sketch stretched to movie length? Maybe. But when the aging vampires hit the town to party with werewolves, zombies and humans, you won't be able to wipe the smile off your face. "
The Last 5 Years (2015)
"The sublime Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan work miracles, giving glorious voice to their roles, making it easy to overlook the failings in The Last Five Years. Let it in and it knocks you back on your heels. Just like love. "
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
"Caught between straight-up James Bond and the Austin Powers parody version, Kingsman is a high-octane combo of action and comedy that breathes surreal new life into the big-screen spy game where Bond meets Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer. "
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
"I'm shocked - shocked, do you hear me?!? - that the film version of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey is such a dull, decorous affair, about as erotic as an ad for Pottery Barn. Strictly intended for gluttons for punishment-by boredom. "
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Gotham: Season 1 - The Scarecrow (TV Episode)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Mijo (TV Episode)
"Would it be weird to call Better Call Saul lovely? Okay, not during the leg-breaking. Or the screaming about the leg-breaking. Or the vomiting after the leg-breaking. But still! After tonight's episode "Mijo," that's the word that comes to mind. "
Apartment Zero (1989)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Uno (TV Episode)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
"This kind of pandering FX padding, unnurtured by humor or heart, is what shifts Jupiter Ascending from a shambles to a fiasco. The Wachowskis wind up where you never expected to find them creatively: on the ropes. "
Gotham: Season 1 - The Fearsome Dr. Crane (TV Episode)
The Humbling (2015)
"This is Pacino's best film performance in years. In playing an actor who has lost the art of fooling himself, he reveals with mordant wit the terrors of diminished capacity. To watch him do it is a master class. "
Song One (2015)
Black or White (2015)
"Kevin Costner gives everything he's got to the role, but writer-director Mike Binder, who worked beautifully with Costner on 2005's The Upside of Anger, finds himself on the downside of juggling stereotypes. "
Gotham: Season 1 - Welcome Back, Jim Gordon (TV Episode)
Black Sea (2015)
Red Army (2015)
Gotham: Season 1 - What the Little Bird Told Him (TV Episode)
Still Alice (2015)
Girls: Season 4 (TV, 2015)
Broad City: Season 2 (TV, 2015)
"The failure of life to imitate Broad City is something most of us have to accept at some point. But not Abbi and Ilana - it's never even occurred to them that life isn't supposed to be this. That's what makes hanging out with them such a joy. "
Taken 3 (2015)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Children (TV Episode)
"Sometimes Game of Thrones is a widescreen epic fantasy, other times it's a small-scale study of violent lives. At its best -- and "The Children" is certainly this show at its wide and wild best -- Game of Thrones is all of these things, simultaneously. "
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Watchers on the Wall (TV Episode)
"Sam shooting down Jon's rote description of his ex-girlfriend's appearance by sarcastically asking about the size of her feet, insisting on finding out what it's like to love and be loved, was perhaps the show's sharpest work yet on the subject. "
"Gruesome even by the standards of today's ultraviolent Prestige TV, the climax of "The Mountain and the Viper" proves the power of gore to do more than just gross people out. Which it did - oh boy, did it ever. "
Hindsight: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Mockingbird (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Laws of Gods and Men (TV Episode)
"Once again, the camera tells the tale: It circles like a vulture as actor Peter Dinklage swivels this way and that, turning his head over his shoulders to track down and berate the gazing, gawking eyes of the audience he's forced to endure. "
Gotham: Season 1 - Rogues' Gallery (TV Episode)
"Episodes like tonight's return from winter break -- "Rogues' Gallery" -- recreate the experience of reading a mediocre Bat-book so perfectly that they all but feel plucked from a back-issue bin at a Comic-Con dealer's table. "
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - First of His Name (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Oathkeeper (TV Episode)
"Delicately treading through that rape-culture minefield made the romp through the Sansa-Littlefinger storyline feel all the stranger -- or more invigorating, if you're into bad daddies and hot-for-teacher fetishism. "
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Two Swords (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - Breaker of Chains (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 4 - The Lion and the Rose (TV Episode)
"[In the] novels, Jaime and Brienne don't make it back to King's Landing until after the wedding, [so] some of the episode's best exchanges wouldn't be possible without the show's changes. But many of its strengths do originate with the originals. "
Mozart in the Jungle: Season 1 (TV, 2014)