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Thomas Batten

Thomas Batten
Thomas Batten's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Observer

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Baskets: Season 2 (TV, 2017) This is about Baskets, a show that made enough of an impact that Louie Anderson won a very much deserved Emmy but that not too many people are writing think pieces about. But maybe they should be‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - The Book of Nora (TV Episode) How good was Carrie Coon? ... If she doesn't win an Emmy this year, the voters should be dragged out of their beds into the street and forced to explain themselves.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (TV Episode) It seems as thought Lindelof (and his collaborators) are sticking with wrapping up a show by focusing on characters over explanations, although who knows what might happen next week. ‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 29, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - Certified (TV Episode) A show indeed, but merely? No! / This is amongst the best I know! / The narrative trick this episode plays, / Cutting back and forth in time / From Grace's ranch to Nora's van / A clever way to depict this span / In which Laurie makes a fateful plan!‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - It's a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt World (TV Episode) Even though I don't know entirely what to make of this ending, I still thought it felt like a kind of culmination for the character [of Matt].‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 14, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - G'Day Melbourne (TV Episode) Not to say Justin isn't a great actor in his own right, because he is. But he's never better than when he's in a scene with Coon. And they get a couple of straight doozies together this week.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 8, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - Crazy Whitefella Thinking (TV Episode) Scott Glenn has always played the character beautifully, because he's a terrific actor. Somehow he's able to subtly modulate his trademark steely squint to play out an incredible range of emotions. ‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - Don't Be Ridiculous (TV Episode) What a great, complicated character Nora Durst is, what a great performance Carrie Coon gives.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
100% The Leftovers: Season 3 - The Book of Kevin (TV Episode) This is fiction. The best series HBO has run over the last couple years.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
69% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) [Galifianakis is] really, really good at drawing the humor out of that kind of character, and maybe the most promising thing about this new series is watching him take that in a deeper, stranger direction. I'm excited to see where it goes.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - I Live Here Now (TV Episode) In the final moments of this episode we finally see a community that's come together out of not just necessity and a need, but also something like love.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
92% The Leftovers: Season 2 - Ten Thirteen (TV Episode) [Meg's] character is driven by all these contradictions, but instead of that turning her into some kind of twitchy lunatic she's a spooky void who let ideology take the wheel.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - International Assassin (TV Episode) From week to week The Leftovers is a beautifully written, acted, and produced meditation on loss, anxiety, love, depression and more.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - A Most Powerful Adversary (TV Episode) That Kevin chooses Creepy Grandpa and the cup of poison is pretty interesting in that what he's doing sort of mirrors the big 'embrace and live within the various inexplicable mysteries of life' theme of The Leftovers.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - Lens (TV Episode) Change is an illusion because of ego and trauma and tragedy. Or, it is on The Leftovers, anyway.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - No Room at the Inn (TV Episode) Matt's a man who won't shut up, who won't back down, who isn't just fighting for a better future for his family but a better present, too. He's not afraid to look crazy, he's willing to suffer. He's willing to work. If he's crazy, we should all be.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - Orange Sticker (TV Episode) While this episode deals with a bunch of characters and bounces back and forth between Kevin, Nora, and Jill point of view-wise, it's a big one for Nora.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - Off Ramp (TV Episode) The episode ends on a fairly promising note, as these two running a cult in order to save people from a cult can only lead to some interesting television.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
100% The Leftovers: Season 2 - A Matter of Geography (TV Episode) Theroux does an outstanding job of conveying just how haunted and needy Kevin is without going too over the top.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2015
93% The Leftovers: Season 2 - Axis Mundi (TV Episode) This episode highlights exactly what makes The Leftovers not just one of the best shows on television but specifically better than more popular shows.‐ New York Observer
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2015