‘The Rings of Power’ finally picks up the pace with episode 6
This action-packed episode is the best so far—but Galadriel's characterization is going in a puzzling direction.
On Sep 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘Smile’ has some great scares—but gets lost trying to explain itself
A new take on the 'curse' movie.
On Sep 29, 2022 by Audra Schroeder
One of the most incredible scenes of the year is in a French Netflix movie
The opening scene of 'Athena' is a technical marvel.
On Sep 29, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Star Wars’ comes to Scotland in ‘Andor’ episode 4
Making the most of real-world locations, the planet Aldhani borrows from Scottish history to explore the destructive impact of the Empire.
On Sep 28, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
What’s the deal behind the ‘cursed’ reputation of Harrenhal on ‘House of the Dragon’?
A bleak enough reputation to cover up a murder or two.
On Sep 26, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘She-Hulk’ puts its spin on the sitcom wedding
There's never a convenient time for a wedding.
On Sep 22, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Barbarian’ is a promising win for low-budget horror
Much of the buzz is internet word of mouth, and TikTok in particular has gotten attached.
On Sep 22, 2022 by Audra Schroeder
‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is a shallow, empty-headed attempt at a feminist thriller—but Florence Pugh is fantastic
Florence Pugh delivers a Hitchcockian breakdown while Harry Styles simply delivers his lines.
On Sep 20, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘House of the Dragon’ pulls back the curtain on a Westerosi open secret
Episode 5 introduces an important person in Laenor Velaryon's life.
On Sep 19, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘She-Hulk’ episode 5 puts the spotlight on Titania
The influencer (and also probably scammer) takes center stage.
On Sep 15, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘The Rings of Power’ episode 3: Is it just me, or are the harfoots kind of horrible?
The harfoots' latest subplot relies on incoherent worldbuilding—and an unpleasantly ruthless attitude to disability.
On Sep 9, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
‘She-Hulk’ episode 4 pits Jen Walters against demons, both inner and literal
She-Hulk tries her hand at dating apps.
On Sep 8, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘She-Hulk’ episode 3 leans on its cameos
A scene with Megan Thee Stallion was widely derided.
On Sep 1, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski
‘She-Hulk’ episode 2 puts Jen Walters on a new career path as she encounters an O.G. villain from the MCU
With an appearance from one of the first MCU movie villains.
On Aug 26, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski