They often say that the one thing a critic enjoys talking about more than something they love is something they hate.
Brian, Manu, and David go in-depth on Episode VIII. Spoilers ahoy.
Everyone say it with me, one more time: “The best Star Wars since Empire Strikes Back.” Okay? We’ve got that part down.
David and Chase discuss Mr. Robot’s return to form.
The best television of the year had everything: fighting, torture, revenge, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles, and a helping of political subversion.
Only Guillermo del Toro could pull off a love story about the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
If Tommy Wiseau was put on this planet to make The Room, James Franco was born to make The Disaster Artist.
Tyler runs down the best Songs of the Year, featuring a heaping helping of insistent and ebullient hip-hop moments, from emergent artists cementing their place to entrenched superstars topping themselves over again.
In a year of social turmoil, the best albums of the year got angry, vulnerable, and fuzzy. Tyler breaks them down.
Dee Rees’ poignant film adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 debut novel Mudbound deals in hopes and dreams promised, unfulfilled, and broken.