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Mike Hale

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
87% Looking: The Movie "In a show about loneliness and friendship, it helps to have two actors who can so easily convince us that they're the greatest of friends. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 24, 2016
64% Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Walter Goggins makes a habit of being the best thing about the television shows he's in. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 15, 2016
98% Mr. Robot: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Watching Mr. Robot can be a little like living in Elliot's skin: engrossed by a skillfully executed dystopian fantasy while nagged by the knowledge that it isn't everything it claims to be. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 13, 2016
83% Marcella: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Marcella is portrayed as both an excellent detective and a basket case in a way that doesn't add up (despite the past traumas that are introduced as explanations), and her blackouts feel like plot devices, there just to keep things mysterious. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jul 5, 2016
89% Downton Abbey: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "The [first] episode ends with a coming-together that will delight the show's die-hard fans - and help carry the rest of us through the overly sentimental reunions, unlikely outbursts, kidnappings and, yes, sudden deaths. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 29, 2016
54% Dead of Summer: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "This mélange of styles may be intentional, but it fails to cohere into anything amusing or frightening. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 28, 2016
67% Queen of the South: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The pilot of Queen of the South, whose 13-episode first season begins on Thursday, flops back and forth between straightforward, violent action and melodramatic excess, and doesn't do a very interesting or exciting job with either. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
72% Animal Kingdom: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's the one step forward, two steps back approach to greater representation. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 14, 2016
23% Feed the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In the early episodes, at least, there's not much Mr. Schwimmer can do with Tommy, the victim's victim. When he gets beaten up by a man in a wheelchair, you wish you could tell him to clock out and head home early. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 5, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 12 "Paige's parents have denied hurting people - which we know is ludicrous - and now Elizabeth had to roll back one more lie, perhaps the biggest one of all " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
86% Cleverman: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Cleverman has a rough immediacy in its pacing and cinematography that helps to make up for its deficiencies elsewhere, and if you have an appetite for sci-fi conspiracy thrillers, it's worth sampling. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jun 1, 2016
94% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 11 "The episode's title, "Dinner for Seven," referred to a scene that was amusing and apparently minor - but perhaps full of foreboding. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 26, 2016
91% Doctor Thorne: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Doctor Thorne is a minor canvas, compared with Downton Abbey, but Mr. Fellowes packs a lot of charm and amusement into its 160 minutes. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 20, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 1 "The show doesn't waste time - guilt, terror and a spray of blood before the opening credits even rolled. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 10 ""Yes." It was a single word, spoken calmly, but it had the force of an emotional breakdown. For the first time in nearly four seasons of The Americans, Elizabeth Jennings - killer, mother, patriot, spy - asked for a break. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 19, 2016
89% Grace and Frankie: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "When they're together onscreen, they appear to be having a lot of fun, which is infectious. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 8 "Paige re-emerged as the greatest existential threat to the Jennings household. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 5, 2016
46% Houdini & Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The mysteries are too thinly constructed to hold your interest, and the characters are likewise one-dimensional and dull, quite a trick considering how interesting the actual Conan Doyle and Houdini were. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 3, 2016
100% Person Of Interest: Season 5 (TV, 2015) "Mr. Emerson has to play a number of very emotional scenes with a computer monitor, carrying on passionate conversations with the blinking cursor. Not one moment of this will tempt you to laugh (in fact, you might have to blink back a tear). " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 3, 2016
43% Houdini and Doyle: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The mysteries are too thinly constructed to hold your interest, and the characters are likewise one-dimensional and dull, quite a trick considering how interesting the actual Conan Doyle and Houdini were. " ‐ New York Times
Posted May 1, 2016
13% Special Correspondents (2016) "There's nothing wrong with the type of movie "Special Correspondents" wants to be. The problem is that Mr. Gervais doesn't appear capable of making a good version of it. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 7 ""Travel Agents," was a splendid demonstration of the show's ability - more rare than you'd think in the peak-TV era - to do more than one thing well. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
40% Rebellion: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "In the three-night mini-series Rebellion, serious historical drama goes up against tedious soap opera, and the battle ends in more or less of a stalemate. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 22, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 6 "The Americans gave us what we wanted on Wednesday night - well, what a lot of us wanted, I suspect. The episode, "The Rat," was the apotheosis of Martha Hanson. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
91% Time Traveling Bong: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "A painless, quickly forgotten experience during which you may laugh for reasons that won't be entirely clear. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 20, 2016
92% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "The Night Manager was Mr. le Carré's first post-Cold War novel... Two decades later, the replacements he found already feel quaint, and the same can be said of this glossy, generic adaptation. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 19, 2016
86% 12 Monkeys: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "B-level science-fiction comfort food. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 18, 2016
100% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "What sets the show apart is its tireless, formless, free-flowing pursuit of laughs - and a cast that can ride that wave while also giving some human dimension to what are essentially vaudevillian characters. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 15, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 5 "Best. "Under Pressure" Scene. Ever. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 14, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 4 "The episode was engineered to give [Nina's] fate maximum poignancy - or maybe just shock value. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Apr 7, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 Episode 3 "The new plot thread also allowed for the amusement of seeing Elizabeth as a Mary Kay recruit, a job her spy training suits her for. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 31, 2016
75% Marvel's Daredevil: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Daredevil is still a solid crime-fighter action drama, with handsome, dimly lighted camerawork reflecting the point of view of its blind hero and fight choreography that's economical but effective. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 18, 2016
100% Happy Valley: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Happy Valley is Ms. Lancashire's show, top to bottom, and with her weary eyes and commanding physicality, she conveys every ounce of Catherine's strength and her catastrophic grief. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2016
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Beyond Borders, like its predecessors, is by no description a good show, but you can see the warm-bath appeal of its consistency and the insidious way in which it combines splatter-film scare tactics with pop-psychology platitudes and affirmations. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 16, 2016
90% And Then There Were None: Miniseries (TV, 2015) "Once the gathering of the victims has been completed and the murderer goes to work, the series settles into a satisfyingly eerie groove. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 14, 2016
33% Me Him Her (2016) "Mr. Landis's sensibility, which combines sitcom jokiness with mumblecore sentimentality, tends to be more grating than amusing in "Me Him Her," though scattered moments will make you laugh. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
100% Bosch: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "The pleasures of Bosch are narrow but intense. Along with the fealty to California noir come a convincing realism and an avoidance of contrived, sensational story lines. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 10, 2016
11% Damien: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Mr. James, who resembles a less intense Frederick Weller, makes a lightweight Antichrist. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 7, 2016
87% Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The sleepy, swampy ambience is tangible. The characters are appealing, if a little thin around the edges. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Mar 2, 2016
100% Prey: Series 1 (TV, 2016) "A fairly entertaining British crime series " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 25, 2016
83% Girls: Season 5 (TV, 2016) "The friends' travails are presented in a kinder and gentler manner than we're used to, and the balance has shifted away from cringey awkwardness and toward something resembling warmth. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 22, 2016
77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "You might want to keep Vinyl spinning, though, if only for Bobby Cannavale's smart, sardonic portrayal of Richie Finestra. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 12, 2016
No Score Yet No Más Bebés "Outrage may be America's leading source of energy right now, and it seems endlessly renewable. No Más Bebés adds to the supply but in an understated, melancholy way that leaves you more sad than angry. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 5, 2016
93% Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall (2016) "He's made a fan's film, and he's happy to let us know it, shouting out questions from behind the camera and cackling loudly when he particularly likes an answer. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 4, 2016
68% Madoff: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Madoff is Mr. Dreyfuss's show, though, and while the charismatic character he puts on screen, generous and loyal to a fault, may not jibe with our impression of the real Mr. Madoff, he's fun to watch. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Feb 2, 2016
78% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Like a lot of other serial dramas with double-digit episodes, Outsiders sets up a confrontation and then has to find ways to keep it from happening too soon. Someone needs to "mynin" (pray) that they become more interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 25, 2016
69% The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The show is different enough in its details that from moment to moment you can forget how derivative it is. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 25, 2016
83% London Spy: Series 1 (TV, 2015) "London Spy is a mood piece, set in a blue-and-gray London and taking long, dawdling detours between plot twists. This might have worked if the mystery elements had been more coherent and interesting. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 21, 2016
72% Mercy Street: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "At heart, Mercy Street... is a medical soap opera - Grey's Anatomy with crinolines - and that's the show's most entertaining aspect. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 19, 2016
79% Colony: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Eventually... what seemed intriguing starts to feel slack and inconsequential, as the focus remains on police-procedural investigations and the duplicities in the Bowmans' marriage. " ‐ New York Times
Posted Jan 13, 2016
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