Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

TV Reviews

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    8

    Sex & the Gritty: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Pilot is Coarse, Sensitive, and Promising

    The most compelling aspect of Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" is a tone and spirit that balances sincerity and satire. When the goofy protagonist Hannah (Dunham) proclaims in the first scene that she is "busy trying to become who I am," the series arrives with a strong, clear voice.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    5 comments
    tweet
    6

    'Mad Men' Episode 5 Review and Recap: In 'Signal 30,' Pete and Lane Throw Feeble Punches at Despair

    In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, death and despair continue to seep into the big picture. But in the midst of sniper shootings, highway crashes and men who "have nothing," is there a faint signal of hope?

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    30 comments
    tweet
    19

    MAD MEN RECAP FOUR: SIGNAL 30

    “I’m through with all that fantasy stuff.”

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    20

    Recap: Season Premiere Of 'Girls' A Confident, Funny Start For Lena Dunham's Series

    Update: Viewers on the U.S. can now watch the pilot episode of "Girls" on YouTube without an HBO subscription. Unembeddable, but watch here.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    1 comment
    tweet
    14

    GIRLS RECAP 1: PILOT: ONE FINAL PUSH

    Short verzh: yeah, it's niche and occasionally obnoxious. It's also super-watchable and good (in that "extractions portion of a facial" way at times, but still). Give it a chance. 


    Read More »
  • Press Play
    1 comment
    tweet
    27

    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 3: WHAT IS DEAD MAY NEVER DIE

    Back when "Game Of Thrones" debuted a year ago, one of the stranger criticisms was that it was made about men, for men.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    7

    'Justified,' and 'Southland' Finales: Meet Hardboiled Director Don Siegel

    Watching the final few episodes of "Justified" (which ended its season this week) as well as "Southland" and the more pretentious "The Killing," I found myself thinking about Don Siegel, the mid-century hardboiled director whose films epitomized an unpretentious, corrosive vein of American cinema.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    5 comments
    tweet
    15

    Critic's Notebook: Amy Taubin on the 'Defiant Immodesty' of Lena Dunham's 'Girls'

    Modestly entertaining in its defiant immodesty, Lena Durham’s "Girls," a ten-part comedy series for HBO, nails the way that women -- make that "girls," no, make that white, upper-middle class, well-educated, and, as far as they know, heterosexual persons with vaginas -- talk about sex.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    No, No, No: 'Nurse Jackie' Finally Heads to Rehab

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" has also turned into the show's biggest burden as it's gone into multiple seasons, kicking off its fourth this past Sunday. It's that the title character (played with both verve and abrasiveness by Edie Falco), a no-nonsense nurse who's ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    6 comments
    tweet
    3

    'Mad Men' Episode 4 Review and Recap: Joan Opens Door to 'Mystery Date'--Dream or Dud?

    In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, anticipation and fear reigned. As did two of Alfred Hitchcock's favorite fixations: Murders and mothers. Spoilers ahead!

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • The Other WomanLeonard Maltin
  • CyborgCyborg Confirmed & Cast In 'Batman Vs. ...The Playlist
  • Newcomer Ray Fisher Will Play Superhero ...Shadow and Act