October 4, 2022
Omar Sy as Assane Diop and (Photo: Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix)

TV REVIEW: ‘Lupin’ and Likeability – How to Take Advantage of First Impressions

We’re trained by TV and film to scrutinize opening scenes. They’re supposed to tell us everything, set up the tone, the pace, the dominos. It’s ...
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TV REVIEW: You Should Take ‘Bridgerton’ Seriously

Like 63 million other households, I recently binged Bridgerton, the first Shonda Rhimes-produced Netflix original. Adapted from Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, the Regency-era period drama ...
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TV REVIEW: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’: Why Beth is Not a “Strong Female Character” and Why That’s Great

It’s easy to be cynical in the golden age of streaming. You watch a trailer for The Queen’s Gambit, and you see yet another love ...
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FILM REVIEW: ‘Run’ is a Fresh Take on the Maternal Horror Thriller

Aneesh Chaganty’s Run, his sophomore feature film after 2018’s Searching, was originally scheduled to premiere in theaters on Mother’s Day weekend. It would have been ...
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TV REVIEW: ‘Truth Seekers’ Provides Lessons in Setups and Payoffs

Lockdown stretches on around the world (except for New Zealand, those lucky responsible bastards). It’s a potent mix of dull and traumatic as we wait ...
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TV REVIEW: Hulu’s ‘PEN15’ is a Reminder that “You Never Really Leave 13”

My recollections of seventh grade are foggy and buried in the back of my mind with the other mildly traumatic memories. But the feelings of ...
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TV Review: ‘Ratched’ Season One Is a Visual Treat, But Ambitious to a Fault

According to mega-producer Ryan Murphy, master player in the Peak TV era, the namesake of the so-called Murphyverse of TV shows that includes Pose, American ...
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