The Magicians: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
"Abrams has adopted the relatively cautious strategy of essentially remaking the original "Star Wars," which allows him to delight fans by bringing back the original players while laying down the groundwork of the new ones. "
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Expanse: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Granted nothing here feels new or pressing, or as intense as an episode of the aforementioned Game of Thrones. But if sweeping, beautiful scenes and expansive stories that take episodes to piece together are your thing, you'll be set with The Expanse. "
Childhood's End: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Christmas, Again (2015)
"Stands in marked contrast to many of the heavily-improvised bro comedies of the last few years, actually taking time over its comic bits rather than just throwing every rambling, shambling improv routine up on the screen. "
The Revenant (2015)
The Lady In The Van (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
"Lovers of spectacle for spectacle's sake will come away from the film with sequences to admire, but there's not enough human element to bridge them together. In terms of lasting power, it roars in like a great tide, but then just as quickly dissipates. "
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2016)
"Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce is worth watching this season because Marti Noxon and company are moving beyond Abby's first taste of sexual freedom and addressing more of the harsh realities divorce entails. "
Transparent: Season 2 (TV, 2015)
Superstore: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
The Letters (2015)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Saints & Strangers: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"There's an aching sadness in the margins of Saints & Strangers... how this country's founding was forged in blood and genocide - but the ho-hum execution doesn't do enough to give America's bittersweet origin story the emotional wallop it deserves. "
The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"A compulsively compelling series that grows richer and more emotionally nuanced as it gains momentum, "The Man in the High Castle" milks its provocative what-if premise for plenty of smart suspense and subtle shading. "
The Art of More: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"It's... made with verve, style, and sparing gore by Tara Subkoff, whose overwrought concern for kids today is more than made up for by her promising debut's grimly mysterious mood and flair for the hipster grotesque. "
Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"While the Marvel films... have leaned towards the idea of creating comic book material for adults to enjoy, this series feels like the first superhero show really just for grown-ups - and it totally works. "
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
"Certainly aims high in its attempts to marry the personal and the political, but by the time you hit the movie's big third-act twists, the film's inconsistencies and artificialities prevent those moments from playing as anything other than gimmicky. "
Chicago Med: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016)
"That one-two punch of expectations - energizing a franchise and burnishing the acclaim heaped upon Fruitvale Station - seems to have gotten the best of Ryan Coogler, so that Creed emerges as a reverent entry but never a truly refreshed one. "
Spotless: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"The show has the potential to become an export as beloved as shows like Wallander and The Fall- too smart for the mainstream and pleasing for those of us who consider ourselves above watching Bones. "
The Night Before (2015)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Full of bloody action, badass characters and more than a little cheese, this AMC action-drama isn't particularly nuanced, but it's consistently pulpy fun, with just about every creative decision seemingly made based on how cool it would be. "
James White (2015)
"Writer-director Josh Mond's feature debut is a devastating portrait of the stress of being a caregiver, particularly one so young, that's remarkably free of sentimentality or a typical tearjerker's cues. "
My All American (2015)
"Even those who love inspirational sports films might have to flinch from "My All American" is a movie so square, conservative and humorless that it winds up playing like a brutally straight-faced "South Park" parody of gridiron schmaltz." "
W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"What's most endearing and reassuring, though, is that despite the 17 years that have passed since the end of Mr. Show, the format still works and the guys are still funny, despite not doing much to get with the times. "
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"A fantastic and frequently exhilarating feature that showcases Pixar's greatest strengths: technical brilliance, emotional texture, crossover appeal, and an impish sense of humor that takes the utmost advantage of the animated form. "
The Big Short (2015)
"The [film]'s Niagara-like cascade of information can be exhausting and impossible to keep up with, but its ambitious and innovative format serves both its subject matter and its dramatic core rather well. "
Love the Coopers (2015)
Song Of Lahore (2015)
Donny!: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Agent X: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Agent X isn't the dull affair it could be. With a few injections of much-needed humor, nimble hand-to-hand combat scenes... and a few clever plot twists, the show isn't lazy. It's like a tasty frozen pizza: decent for what it is. "
Highston: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Patriot: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Edge: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
- • Robert Abele
- • Josef Adalian
- • Sam Adams
- • Tim Appelo
- • Dan Callahan
- • Tim Cogshell
- • Ben Croll
- • Deborah Day
- • Alonso Duralde
- • Ned Ehrbar
- • Russ Fischer
- • Sam Fragoso
- • Diane Garrett
- • Todd Gilchrist
- • Diane Gordon
- • Tim Grierson
- • Wendy Ide
- • Inkoo Kang
- • Andy Klein
- • Kevin B. Lee
- • Tony Maglio
- • Tim Molloy
- • Michael Nordine
- • Tricia Olszewski
- • Joe Otterson
- • Phil Owen
- • Phil Owen
- • Heidi Patalano
- • Steve Pond
- • Claudia Puig
- • Gwen M. Reyes
- • Tasha Robinson
- • James Rocchi
- • Leah Rozen
- • Witney Seibold
- • John Sellers
- • Jason Solomons
- • Sasha Stone
- • Desson Thomson
- • Mekeisha Madden Toby
- • Dave White