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‘Seven Seconds’ Is an American Story of Damage and Recovery

Series is a gritty crime-drama that runs on the combustible fuel of racial and cultural tensions in America. Read story.

Friday, August 17, 2018

‘Kiss Me First’ Is Beautifully Constructed Thriller

This six-episode arc is aesthetically and narratively stimulating, offering a viewpoint on technology and escapism that is responsible yet provocative. Read story.

Friday, July 27, 2018

‘The Terror’ Is Gripping Story of Life and Death in Arctic

AMC series follows the Franklin Expedition’s ill-fated quest to find the Northwest Passage. Read story.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Gillian Flynn’s ‘Sharp Objects’ Comes to TV

HBO adapts book into stylish, arty thriller for the small screen. Read story.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

‘Killing Eve’ Is A Tantalizing Blend of Camp and Noir

The standard conventions of this secret-agent thriller make watching the show easy, and the ungainly emotional weirdness of the characters makes bingeing it fun. Read story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ Is a Feminist Gothic Buffet

Amazon Studios’ six-episode series is strange tapestry of the imaginative and the surreal. Read story.

Friday, June 29, 2018

'Our Cartoon President’ Satirizes POTUS, or Does It?

The scare factor underlying this series on Trump follies is its proximity to the chilling non-cartoon world over which the Trumpster has dominion. Read story.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Emphasizes the Feminist Narrative

Creating a Brooklyn-ized audio-visual-cultural-carnal tapestry is part of Lee’s overall goal here, which he nicely achieves. Read story.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Josef Woodard’s 2017 Top 10 TV and Films

The ‘Indy’ film/television critic shares his favorite big- and small-screen offerings of the year. Read story.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

‘Mindhunter’ Is Latest Binge-Worthy Netflix Show

David Fincher’s morbidly hypnotic series explores the psychology and behavioral science aspects of crime fighting. Read story.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Reviewed | David Simon’s ‘The Deuce’

Stories of heart and humanity meet at the juncture of bump and grind. Read story.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

‘Top of the Lake: China Girl’ Reviewed

Hulu showing BBC’s crime series directed by Jane Campion. Read story.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

‘Atypical’ Transcends Generic Family TV Fare

Series takes care to touch on the struggles of life “on the spectrum,” for those affected and their families. Read story.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

VICE Captures Charlottesville

Web news outlet shows fascinating and disturbing trip through the inner sanctum of white supremacy. Read story.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

‘The Keepers’

This true-crime documentary dissects a chilling, complicated tale with delicacy and heart. Read story.

Friday, July 28, 2017
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