Wall Street Journal
An Honest Liar (2015)
"The film deserves to be seen, and admired, for its own revelations, and for its unlikely, yet deeply affecting, transformation into a story of abiding love that, in its own turn, involves a deception. "
Better Call Saul: Season 1 - Alpine Shepherd Boy (TV Episode)
"While many of you intrepid readers will probably fall into the camp that enjoyed the Chuck McGill moments more... I actually think the comic relief was the much more interesting piece of "Alpine Shepherd Boy." "
Dig: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Broadchurch: Series 2 (TV, 2015)
Queen and Country (2015)
What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
Wild Tales (2015)
"You never lose interest for a moment, and the images are often striking: Javier Julia did the stylish cinematography. Yet there's little lift from the carryings-on, not much buoyancy in the misanthropy. "
McFarland USA (2015)
The Odd Couple: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Bosch: Season 1 (TV, 2014-2015)
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
The Slap: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Friday Night Lights: Season 1 (TV, 2006-2007)
"What makes Friday Night Lights compelling is not the football or the cast. It's the accumulation of little details, like the eager faces of the pee-wee players as they meet and respectfully worship the big high-school boys whom they dream of becoming. "
Black or White (2015)
Allegiance: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
The Americans: Season 3 (TV, 2015)
Black Sea (2015)
Red Army (2015)
American Horror Story: Freak Show - Curtain Call (TV Episode)
""Curtain Call" kind of sums up how I feel about this entire season of American Horror Story. It's all been a whole lot of buildup, for a very pedestrian payoff. And, unfortunately, that's not what diehard (or even casual) fans of AHS want. "
American Horror Story: Freak Show - Show Stoppers (TV Episode)
"For the penultimate episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show there's a whole lot of new things happening. It makes us feel like we've got about half of the season left to go rather than just one more hour next week. "
"Not only is it a nice change of pace to finally get to see some of the secondary characters get their moment in the spotlight, but it's also a welcome addition to have flashbacks tell their stories. "
"The novelty and newness of the season premiere has worn off, the world building has mostly subsided, and the show has to start digging into its mystery and plotting. To say that's been a sore spot for much of the FX series' run would be accurate. "
American Horror Story: Freak Show - Pink Cupcakes (TV Episode)
""Pink Cupcakes" is an improvement over last week's episode in that the character development feels much more natural and less like an exposition dump. That being said, it still feels like Freak Show is trying to find its way narratively. "
12 Monkeys: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"Watching it can be like trying to untangle a ball of spaghetti. It also is difficult to surrender to the story because one of the characters looks like Naomi Watts fused with a Barbie, and can't do much to [relay] emotion except swing her ponytail. Enjoy. "
Backstrom: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"The character of the curmudgeon Backstrom doesn't seem trenchant enough to be memorably offensive or socially tart. Yet if enough viewers pray long enough for his evolution, they may be rewarded by taking other pleasures from the show. "
Grantchester: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
Still Alice (2015)
Togetherness: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"The writers haven't been able to decide whether they've created comedy or tragedy, a family world of prevailing neurotic darkness or just daily life with troubles in the bedroom. All of that is here, and much of it is surprisingly serious. "
Downton Abbey: Season 5 (TV, 2014)
"Season five looks and feels as smart and enticing as Downton always has -- until we get to a couple of these extended scenes with Ms. Smith and Ms. Wilton at their peak, at which point the show feels a great deal better than that. "
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Song Of The Sea (2014)
Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
Babylon: Season 1 (TV, 2014)
"The nastiness of Babylon is refreshing, even while the writing fails to support either the level of acting or the atmosphere, which aspires to something far more clever than what the writers, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Jon Brown, have delivered. "
Gotham: Season 1 - Rogues' Gallery (TV Episode)
"Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse. "
A Most Violent Year (2015)
Gotham: Season 1 - Lovecraft (TV Episode)
Gotham: Season 1 - Harvey Dent (TV Episode)
- • Sohrab Ahmari
- • John Anderson
- • Mike Ayers
- • Joy Gould Boyum
- • Michael Calia
- • Marshall Crook
- • Steve Dollar
- • Cicely K. Dyson
- • Christopher John Farley
- • Amy Finnerty
- • Jennifer Hodson
- • Debra Jo Immergut
- • Michael Judge
- • John Jurgensen
- • Joanne Kaufman
- • Stephanie Krikorian
- • Sarene Leeds
- • Collin Levey
- • John Carroll Lynch
- • Joe Morgenstern
- • Scott Neumyer
- • Gwen Orel
- • Dorothy Rabinowitz
- • Michael Rapoport
- • Aaron Rutkoff
- • Nancy DeWolf Smith
- • Sarah Tooker
- • Paul Vigna