FX’s Cold War spy thriller is back, and wastes no time ratcheting up the suspense and setting up its themes for a (hopefully) more consistently great second season.
Each episode this half-season of The Walking Dead has been progressively better than the last, and “Claimed” continues that trend with help from a Jack London influence, Crazy Cheese, solid action, and some emotional moments that (for once) ring true.
After its slow, moody, and pudding-filled midseason premiere, “Inmates” expands to the rest of the cast and delivers a much needed shot of adrenaline – plus a few surprises.
Every show requires some suspension of disbelief, but The Walking Dead‘s complete ignorance of logic and its own universe’s rules are really trying the patience of this viewer.
If you ignore foreign films, you’re missing out on an integral part of the world of cinema. If you’ve never seen a foreign film, here are four to get you started.
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While Nebraska may seem like a step back for director Alexander Payne in terms of budget and visuals, it’s actually a brave step in the right direction for his strengths: sharp characterization and funny, bittersweet storytelling.
Everyone seems to agree: Kanye West is an egotistical jerk. But is that accurate? And how much does it really matter?
Every year I believe less and less that there’s such a thing as “The Best Film of The Year.” Award shows are fun, but they always seem to honor an excellent film that rubbed the fewest people the wrong way.
Buoyed by an excellent performance from Robert Redford in a career full of them, All is Lost is a confident, visceral film from an emerging director.