The Gunman (2015)
"Morel may have some of the world's greatest actors are on hand for the proceedings, but he isn't creative enough to use their talents to effectively elevate the screenplay to something that transcends the genre. "
Empire: Season 1 - Die But Once (TV Episode)
"Cookie preparing to smother Lucious with a pillow, intercut with Hudson singing gospel, was such a perfect synthesis of everything that was fun about this show that I can't imagine a better ending to its first season. "
Empire: Season 1 - Who I Am (TV Episode)
Bloodline: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"It's the shenanigans with the timeline - and the way they tend to illustrate how ultimately hollow the characters are, even with these superb actors playing them... that won't have me racing to finish the rest of the first Bloodline season anytime soon. "
iZombie: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Undateable: Season 2 (TV, 2015)
One Big Happy: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Basically every punchline involving Cuthbert's character revolves around her being a lesbian and having lesbian footwear and clothes and interests. If there's any additional room for Cuthbert-generated punchlines, they involve her OCD or neatness. "
Community: Season 6 (TV, 2015)
"Shows get older. It happens. That said, I laughed, I was happy to see Abed and Britta and everyone else, and I'm hopeful that the newbies will become as quickly assimilated into the group as Buzz and Duncan were last season. "
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Bingo (TV Episode)
"No, "Five-O" didn't signal a radical shift of what "Better Call Saul" is going to look like. But when the show's regular mode is this funny and slick and well put-together, I don't need - or even want - my heart to be torn out of my chest every week. "
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Spend (TV Episode)
Powers: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"It drives Copley's performance into a really mannered and angst-ridden direction, it makes Deena Pilgrim... into an afterthought, and it leads to every single emotional and thematic arc of the show being over-articulated. "
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Five-O (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Forget (TV Episode)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
"Fast, frequently teetering on the cusp of the ridiculous, and eye-poppingly pretty, Jupiter Ascending is a wicked slice of entertainment, and a heck of an antidote to the typical February box-office blahs. "
The Returned (US): Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Because Cuse and producer Raelle Tucker have copied the thin substance and not the rich style of their French predecessors, "The Returned" will likely feel like an uninspired imitation of something to anyone watching. "
Dig: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"it's terrific: a comedy so funny and silly and brimming with unexpected jokes that after an episode and a half, I stopped taking notes altogether because I wanted nothing to distract me from the experience of it. "
American Crime: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Alpine Shepherd Boy (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Remember (TV Episode)
Empire: Season 1 - Out, Damned Spot (TV Episode)
The Last Man on Earth: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Battle Creek: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"You just have to recalibrate your expectations if you're expecting an actual Vince Gilligan-style show rather than the solid cop show with a good cast and a quirky sense of humor that Battle Creek actually is. "
The Hurt Locker (2009)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Hero (TV Episode)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - The Distance (TV Episode)
The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"The CBS version is the first to suggest the concept has lost its elasticity. It feels like nothing so much as a sock that won't stay up on its own, but which you can't throw out because you've had it around forever. "
Vikings: Season 3 (TV, 2015)
The Walking Dead: Season 5 - Them (TV Episode)
Gotham: Season 1 - The Blind Fortune Teller (TV Episode)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Nacho (TV Episode)
"Saul has to be more than the Jimmy and Mike Show to work long-term, and we're starting to see the other pieces -- the supporting characters, the structure, hints of larger arcs -- come into place, slowly but surely. "
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Queen and Country (2015)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Mijo (TV Episode)
Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
""What Happened and What's Going On" was a reminder of how difficult it is to sustain the narrative of this series without simply wallowing in misery. This really is a world without much hope, and the show hasn't flinched from that. "
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Uno (TV Episode)
"Almost from the start, Saul has different aims than its parent show: it's lighter in tone, closer to an overt comedy, and the transformation Jimmy's going to go through between now and when he meets Walter White isn't nearly as drastic. "
"Each of these nesting narratives is completely fascinating and Jarecki, Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier approach the layered fabulation with the confidence of people who have put seven years of work into this and know how they want every beat to play out. "
Fresh Off the Boat: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Fresh Off The Boat is significant for the vacuum it fills in a TV landscape that is belatedly being forced to realize that if you fill a vacuum you can make money. But maybe you should just watch Fresh Off The Boat because it's funny. "
Fortitude: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"There are times when Backstrom comes very close to feeling like a functional light-hearted mystery series. But then Backstrom wanders into frame, puffing on his cigar and tossing around some creaky insult, and the fun goes away in a hurry. "
Justified: Season 6 (TV, 2015)
Better Call Saul: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Broad City: Season 2 (TV, 2015)