Lisa Weidenfeld

Lisa Weidenfeld
Lisa Weidenfeld's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): AV Club
Publications: AV Club

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B- 69% Killing Eve: Season 2 - You're Mine (TV Episode) It's all led up to a remarkably similar conclusion to Season 1. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2019
B 100% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Wide Awake (TV Episode) [Villanelle's] interactions with Aaron have that undercurrent of danger that often mark the best parts of Killing Eve. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2019
91% Killing Eve: Season 2 - I Hope You Like Missionary! (TV Episode) There's no ongoing tension, which feels deeply foreign to the show's DNA. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2019
B- No Score Yet (TV Episode) [It] is a little sexy, a little funny, but also lacking in the tension of all their prior encounters. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2019
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Desperate Times (TV Episode) Tonight's episode offers some compelling evidence that they're [Villanelle and Eve] going to struggle when they're separated, too. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2019
A 91% Killing Eve: Season 2 - The Hungry Caterpillar (TV Episode) The show dials up the strength of its core relationship while simultaneously reminding us of how utterly dysfunctional it is. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
B 90% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Nice and Neat (TV Episode) Sorry, Villanelle. The show has trained us to think she's stronger and smarter than almost everyone else, and it's something of a shock to see her struggle against two different larger, stronger opponents. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 2 - Do You Know How to Dispose of a Body? (TV Episode) Of course, this is only the premiere, so there's still plenty of room for the show to branch out a little more. And even if there's a bit of a déjà vu, there's still so much to enjoy in here. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
B- 81% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (TV, 2018) Sabrina's battle plays out as something unfortunately all too familiar to any woman who's ever struggled for every step of progress while watching men blow off work and get rewarded. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
A- 93% The Magicians: Season 4 (TV, 2016) It's all a solid enough blend of tongue-in-cheek humor and forward motion to prove that, four seasons in, the writers have a firm grasp on their wandering plot and slowly evolving characters. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
B No Score Yet (TV, ) While this one-off Christmas special zigs and zags around a new series of monsters to vanquish, it's Sabrina's inability to let Harvey live his life the way he wants that ties the episode most strongly to the rest of the ongoing narrative. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
No Score Yet Rookie Blue: Season 6 (TV, 2010-2015) The golden age of television is all well and good, but there should always be a home for shows that just want you to hang out for an hour with funny, compelling people during a heat wave. - Metro EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2018
A 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - God, I'm Tired (TV Episode) Whatever Carolyn does have going on is getting saved for Season 2. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2018
A 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - I Don't Want to Be Free (TV Episode) That Jodie Comer's performance leaves this so hard to discern is part of the joy of the show. It's a great disappearing act, for a performer. Villanelle always seems so completely herself. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
B No Score Yet (TV Episode) And yet, here we are again, hoping this magnetic and charming psychopath escapes her circumstances, even though we know she's just going to kill again. It's that lick on Konstantin that does it. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
A- 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - I Have a Thing About Bathrooms (TV Episode) Part of what makes the central relationship so fascinating on this show is that it is permanently tense. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
B+ 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - Sorry Baby (TV Episode) Killing Eve toys with how you feel about Villanelle. In one episode, it's possible to feel concerned for her safety, pleased she's gentle with someone from her past, and scared of her, as she's basically as relentless as the Terminator. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A- 100% Killing Eve: Season 1 - I'll Deal With Him Later (TV Episode) Killing Eve has been careful so far to show us exactly how disturbing Villanelle's habits are, while simultaneously giving us the same queasy admiration for her that Eve has. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A No Score Yet (TV Episode) A pilot has to do an awful lot of work. A viewer needs to know some very basic facts about what and who they're watching... Killing Eve tells us exactly who our main characters are in the first ten minutes of the show. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
A 96% Killing Eve: Season 1 (TV, 2018) The show is both following a few pop culture tropes and also overturning them. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
B+ 100% The Magicians: Season 3 (TV, 2016) How do you keep a show fresh as it heads into its third season? If you're The Magicians, you do it by pulling the rug out from under all of your characters. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
58% Selfie: Season 1 (TV, 2014) This is where the issues with Selfie's premise come in. Eliza's behavior needs changing in some obvious way, but there's something inherently uncomfortable about an older man telling a young woman how to behave herself. - Metro EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
B- 100% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2 (TV, 2016-2017) The question of whether or not Dirk Gently succeeds as a show for you is unlikely to change with this new season. It remains the frustrating, creative, eccentric show it's always been. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2017
C 71% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) The new Dirk Gently series, as adapted for BBC America by Max Landis, is going to be one of those adaptations that retains only the bare minimum of resemblance to its source material, it seems. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
A 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - To Right the Wrongs of Many (TV Episode) So it's time to leave our sestras behind, at last. In their own way, they each more or less get what they want, but in an open-ended enough way to not suggest that life is going to be perfectly easy for them from here on out. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - One Fettered Slave (TV Episode) Origin stories are almost always fascinating. And the details we get about Helena provide some extra weight to the person we've seen her become. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2017
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Guillotines Decide (TV Episode) The show gives her quite a sendoff, having Felix articulate what has often been Orphan Black's deepest message, that we are so much more than genetics, and that family is about more than just blood. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
A- No Score Yet (TV Episode) One of the finest aspects of Orphan Black has always been its ability to be about four shows in one. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2017
B- 92% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Manacled Slim Wrists (TV Episode) These are things we need to know as the show winds down, but the methods by which they're divulged to us are not the most subtle. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
A- 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Ease for Idle Millionaires (TV Episode) Is there a more apt depiction of the rot at the heart of Neolution than the man running the movement facing down one of his creations, who's just proven herself to be kind and brilliant, and getting angry at her for not helping him live longer? - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Let the Children and Childbearers Toil (TV Episode) Sisterhood between the clones may be a constant refrain on Orphan Black, but tonight's episode took a step back to reexamine the bonds of the show's core family, and in particular the skills of Mrs. S. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 4, 2017
A 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Beneath Her Heart (TV Episode) If last week's episode showed some of the downsides to wrapping up a five-season-long show, this week's shows what can go right. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
B- 100% Orphan Black: Season 5 - Clutch of Greed (TV Episode) All things considered, it's one of the bleaker episodes of the show. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
B 92% Orphan Black: Season 5 - The Few Who Dare (TV Episode) The fifth season of Orphan Black may be its final one, but in the premiere, at least, a few things look awfully familiar. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
A- 91% The Magicians: Season 2 (TV, 2016) It's starting to feel like the show has a clearer sense of what it wants to be, and how its characters can grow up. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
B- 88% No Tomorrow: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2017) That the show is interested in exploring both the bigger adventures and the day-to-day ones is a good sign of balance. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2016
B 94% Pitch: Season 1 (TV, 2016) There is no focus grouping that can take away the optics of watching a woman play in the majors. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
A- 100% Fleabag: Season 1 (TV, 2016) It's another entry into the growing canon of really wonderful comedies that also make you want to cry, the sort of show that makes you write down a note like "cheerfully nihilistic." - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
D 46% Shadowhunters: Season 1 (TV, 2016-2018) Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments has the rare honor of being wildly complex and still wildly bland. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2016
B+ 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths (TV Episode) Sure, they're powerless and separated, but they almost always are, and it's never stopped them before, and they're finally close to the source of their problems. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - The Mitigation of Competition (TV Episode) Whether Delphine's absence and return works will depend a lot on where the character goes after this. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
A- 89% Orphan Black: Season 4 - The Redesign of Natural Objects (TV Episode) Not only do we get reminded that the sisterhood will always take priority, we see a really courageous side of Alison, the clone least likely to be taken seriously. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - The Antisocialism Of Sex (TV Episode) After all the whirlwind developments of the last episode, it's nice to see Orphan Black slow the pace down a bit. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
C+ 88% Orphan Black: Season 4 - The Scandal of Altruism (TV Episode) Clone Club loses nearly everything, there are a ton of revelations, and somehow there are still four more episodes of the season to go. Which is good, because a lot of this doesn't really hold together. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
B- 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - Human Raw Material (TV Episode) Cosima also gets more of a showcase this episode than she has all season. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - From Instinct To Rational Control (TV Episode) For all its screwball comedy with the Hendrix clan, this episode was also a bit of an exposition dump. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted May 6, 2016
B 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - The Stigmata of Progress (TV Episode) So that was perhaps not the best episode of Orphan Black to watch during dinner. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
B+ No Score Yet (TV Episode) Two episodes in, and it looks an awful lot like we're getting two seasons of Orphan Black for the price of one. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
A- 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 - The Collapse of Nature (TV Episode) It's good to see you again, Orphan Black. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
A- 97% Orphan Black: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2017) It's good to see you again, Orphan Black. - AV Club EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016