4 days ago | Film and TV
TV shows aren't too different from people in at least one respect: The longer they've been around, the less interest they tend to garner. But the sixth season of FX's beloved spy spoof Archer is like few others. It's an "unrebooting" of the previo...
11 days ago | Film and TV
Empire most certainly wasn't built in a day, but its reputation as a breakout hit has been made in virtually no time at all. Since the series debuted six weeks ago, every episode has drawn more viewers than the one before it. Buoyed by positive re...
25 days ago | Film and TV
(Heavy spoilers for the pilot; very light spoilers for the second and third episodes.) There's more than one way to start a revolution. You can get high off your own sense of righteousness and authenticity, as celebrity chef and Fresh Off the Boat...
A quarter of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the Earth. That appalling statistic would suggest there is a large potential audience for The Principle, a pro-geocentrism documentary that aims to take science, or at least...
1 month ago | Film and TV
The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore's great misfortune isn't that it replaces The Colbert Report, but that it premieres after Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. The Colbert Report was sui generis, and likely will remai...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Among many other things, Girls has always been great satire, lampooning with scolding empathy the callowness, narcissism and insufferableness of 20-somethings who are privileged enough to spend their post-grad years making mistake after mistake wi...