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Craig Jenkins

Craig Jenkins
Craig Jenkins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Times

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Empire: Season 2 - The Tameness of a Wolf (TV Episode) Episode 13 advanced some plot quirks that have been plaguing us for months. We finally get the full story of how Dwight Walker became Lucious Lyon and all the lurid details of his troubled childhood.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
64% Empire: Season 2 - A Rose by Any Other Name (TV Episode) It's typical bulletproof Lucious villainy, but in fairness, Lucious and Jamal's peaceful competition for the ASA Awards was never going to last, and the song we got out of the squabble is the show's best in some time.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2016
94% Empire: Season 2 - Death Will Have His Day (TV Episode) Jamal's song about the freedom to sleep with whomever he likes proves Empire can be sharp on sexuality when it wants. It's hard to think of the last time a television show cared enough to explain the finer points of sexual fluidity to a national audience.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
76% Empire: Season 2 - Et Tu, Brute? (TV Episode) The main event successfully made pretty bows out of a number of the season's loose yarns.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
No Score Yet Empire: Season 2 - Sinned Against (TV Episode) It's getting increasingly tricky to discern whether the patriarch is acting as a hip-hop King Lear looking to cede the reins of the kingdom to worthy successors or a tyrant taking stock of his puppets. Chances are, with Lucious, it's a bit of both.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
50% Empire: Season 2 - True Love Never (TV Episode) In an Empire season that has drawn its strength from the dizzying unpredictability of its moves, Episode 7 felt like a bit of a come down.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2015
71% Empire: Season 2 - A High Hope for a Low Heaven (TV Episode) Hakeem's unearned bravado frequently makes him insufferable, so the vulnerability he radiates throughout the crisis and its aftermath is rewarding, whetever the cost, though he still manages to treat his family poorly throughout.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2015
87% Empire: Season 2 - Be True (TV Episode) Season two of Empire is all about extremely awkward Lyon family gatherings, and episode five doesn't disappoint. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
85% Empire: Season 2 - Poor Yorick (TV Episode) Props to Cookie, though, for invoking Sandra Bland, the African-American woman whose mysterious death in police custody was ruled a suicide this summer, during her arrest. ("If I die in police custody, it was not a suicide!")‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2015
83% Empire: Season 2 - Fires of Heaven (TV Episode) Gatz is the best pure rapper on Empire, a wordsmith of commendable character and grace. But more important to the plot, the character is volatile and unpredictable. ‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
100% Empire: Season 2 - Without a Country (TV Episode) It's getting delightfully tricky to tell who's a genuine threat to the Lyon family's well-being and who's a short-stay special guest meant to be done away with before the credits roll.‐ New York Times
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2015