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Jay Bushman

Jay Bushman
Jay Bushman's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): indieWire

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 68% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.9_pyth0n-pt2.p7z (TV Episode) That's a wrap on Season 2 of Mr. Robot, which for the most part successfully navigated a very difficult job of expanding the very strange world that its built, while still keeping it fresh and surprising.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
B+ 80% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.9_pyth0n-pt1.p7z (TV Episode) A brilliantly weird set up for the season's endgame.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2016
B+ 100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps.2.8_h1dden-pr0cess.axx (TV Episode) For a moment the show lets us think that, in the wake of killing Susan Jacobs, Darlene is cold enough to let one of her own people...rather than put herself at risk of getting caught. But she discovers that it's a line she's not willing to cross.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
B+ 94% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.7_init_5.fve (TV Episode) It's a surprise how important the past of Washington Township is to the future.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
B 100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12 (TV Episode) This week's episode is a showcase for Darlene, and Carly Chaikin makes the most of it.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
C+ 84% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (TV Episode) If you were one of the many viewers who thought that Elliot was not really hiding out at his mother's home then congratulations, you win a bitcoin.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
B- 94% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.3_logic-b0mb.hc (TV Episode) The show needs to find more ways to get Darlene and Angela together, since those scenes are usually compelling.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
89% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.2_init_1.asec (TV Episode) This week's episode belongs to Darlene, and its a great showcase for Carly Chaiken.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2016
A- 100% Mr. Robot: Season 2 - eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc (TV Episode) The two-hour premiere does a brisk job of re-setting the pieces on the board and introducing new ones.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2016
B- 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 9 (TV Episode) It's a beautifully done program, impeccably shot, gorgeously designed and brilliantly acted. And that's been what's kept me hanging on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
B- 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) There are only two episodes left, so it's time to chuck the usual glacial pacing and send everybody's storyline pell-mell towards the ending.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
C+ 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) The fast-moving camerawork and rapid cutting of the racing scenes feel very out-of-character for Downton Abbey. They're mostly effective, except for the continual cross-cutting to a sedate picnic scene over at the schoolhouse.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
C- 85% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) If there's one thing this show has relied upon as it limps to the end, it's bland pronouncements.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B+ 91% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) It's a shocking moment; death has been creeping around the edges of this whole episode.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2016
100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 4 (TV Episode) This is another great episode for Michelle Dockery... letting us know that there will always be a strong-willed Crawley matriarch to run the show.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
B+ 100% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) The first two installments of the season were lackluster, but episode three brings some sharper writing, sly performances, and a surprise that should be infuriating but manages to delight instead.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
D 75% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) For an episode featuring a child kidnapping, not a whole lot actually happened this week. I was hopeful that having an endpoint to write towards would sharpen the storytelling, but so far that hope is not being borne out.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
C 82% Downton Abbey: Season 6 - Episode 1 (TV Episode) This is the kind of storyline that drives me nuts about Downton Abbey - they set up a conflict, reiterate instead of escalate it, and finally solve it through some deus ex machina.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
A 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Winds of Winter (TV Episode) We've talked a lot this season about "table setting" and "moving the chess pieces around the board." But the season finale has wiped the board almost clean, and reconfigured the remaining players into a pretty clear alignment for the rest of the story.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
A 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Battle of the Bastards (TV Episode) Game of Thrones ninth episodes are often huge, and I don't think there's been one bigger than "The Battle of the Bastards," one of the best episodes the show has done to date.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2016
C 85% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - No One (TV Episode) While table-setting is important and necessary, I wish this one had more meat. Or even chicken, the way Sandor likes.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2016
B- 96% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Broken Man (TV Episode) "The Broken Man" wasn't the sort of Game of Thrones episode that leaves us gasping. That said, it was the kind of episode that makes those sorts of showstoppers possible.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2016
90% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Blood of My Blood (TV Episode) The show is finally starting to pull the far-flung threads of the story together. Tons of old characters we haven't seen in a while are now back in play.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 30, 2016
A- 98% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Door (TV Episode) For a show that kills off characters left and right, this one hurts the most.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 22, 2016
A 100% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Book of the Stranger (TV Episode) So maybe all the table-setting can get frustrating sometimes. But once the pieces are in position, wow does this show know how to use them.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 15, 2016
B- 89% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Oathbreaker (TV Episode) This show really has found itself with its own Meereenese Knot problem. Usually the first few episodes of a season fall victim to this, but we're running out of real estate to tell this story.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 8, 2016
B 88% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - Home (TV Episode) I'm so glad we finally got Jon's resurrection out of the way and can finally dispense with all the PR kabuki. Even with gaining one on the table, this episode was particularly bloodthirsty.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted May 2, 2016
B 84% Game of Thrones: Season 6 - The Red Woman (TV Episode) Beyond the various plot machinations, this episode drew enormous power from a series of great moments focusing on women's eyes.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2016
B- 90% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - The Finale (TV Episode) It's a beautifully done program, impeccably shot, gorgeously designed and brilliantly acted. And that's been what's kept me hanging on.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
B- 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 8 (TV Episode) There are only two episodes left, so it's time to chuck the usual glacial pacing and send everybody's storyline pell-mell towards the ending.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2016
C+ 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 7 (TV Episode) The fast-moving camerawork and rapid cutting of the racing scenes feel very out-of-character for Downton Abbey. They're mostly effective, except for the continual cross-cutting to a sedate picnic scene over at the schoolhouse.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2016
C- 85% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 6 (TV Episode) If there's one thing this show has relied upon as it limps to the end, it's bland pronouncements.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
B+ 91% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 5 (TV Episode) It's a shocking moment; death has been creeping around the edges of this whole episode.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
B- 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 4 (TV Episode) This is another great episode for Michelle Dockery... letting us know that there will always be a strong-willed Crawley matriarch to run the show.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
B+ 100% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 3 (TV Episode) The first two installments of the season were lackluster, but episode three brings some sharper writing, sly performances, and a surprise that should be infuriating but manages to delight instead.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
D 75% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 2 (TV Episode) For an episode featuring a child kidnapping, not a whole lot actually happened this week. I was hopeful that having an endpoint to write towards would sharpen the storytelling, but so far that hope is not being borne out.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016
C 82% Downton Abbey: Series 06 - Episode 1 (TV Episode) This is the kind of storyline that drives me nuts about Downton Abbey - they set up a conflict, reiterate instead of escalate it, and finally solve it through some deus ex machina.‐ indieWire
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2016