Oh Netflix, you were so smart. With your incredible algorithms at hand, you produced shows – and networks quaked in their boots. You had something special, something that all the MBA, white-boy network executives wanted,
Logline: Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) tries to save soporific, nostalgic 90s coming-of-age dramedy in which sisters find out their father is cheating.
Verdict: Jenny Slate (Obvious Child) has a voice that could strip paint. With such
Logline: Lily Collins (Okja) and her epic eyebrows suffer from poor little white girl syndrome while battling anorexia.
Verdict: This movie of the week has most of the hallmarks of its genre, but with the added bonus
Logline: Bored psychologist (Naomi Watts) has terminal case of poor little rich white girl syndrome as she begins to blur the ethical line by getting involved in her patients’ lives.
Verdict: Although it’s not quite as
Hollywood studios love to treat autism as a condition rife with not only difficulties but magical abilities, usually of the mathematical sort. Filmmakers rarely have real experience with autism, and it’s easier for people ascribe
Most people’s high school experiences don’t involve magical makeovers into popular kids or Diablo Cody-scripted witty banter. Chances are your high school experience was more awkward and clumsy: zits and mumbled pouting instead of CW-ready
In lieu of a credit sequence, Killing Ground presents its titles over images of eerie natural serenity: camps set up but seemingly uninhabited, pathways clear but silent, woods inviting if not for a disturbing lack
Only three episodes in, and already the vultures are circling Ozark. After two episodes of high stakes and quick thinking, Ozark slows down and scales back, focusing on the forces in the background hoping the
New York. New York never changes. At least, that’s my understanding based on the city's long cinematic history. Dustin Guy Defa’s Person to Person is the latest contribution to that unchanging New York film canon,