The Distinct Charm of TV's Coen Brothers Remix
June 17, 2014
FX's 'Fargo' is less a tribute to the film than the entire oevre of the directors'.
'Game of Thrones' Ends Its Fourth Season
June 15, 2014
“Game of Thrones” has no heroes, and anybody who looks like one is probably lying or about to die.
Entomologists disagree on whether prisoners could ever train roaches to shuttle cigarettes between cells.
How Hollywood Gave Up on the Detective Story
June 09, 2014
Did Chinatown doom the private eye?
'Orange is the New Black' Is Even Better in Season 2
June 06, 2014
We’re no longer seeing the prison through Piper’s eyes.
Louis C.K.'s Best Work Yet
June 05, 2014
C.K. is straying from his comfort zone, and he knows it.
The Boring Sexism of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'
May 30, 2014
"Silicon Valley" doesn't skewer the tech world—the show just reproduces its toxic sexism.
The Normal Heart and Dallas Buyers Club are ushering in a new kind of AIDS film, one that is finally willing to mount a damning indictment of our government's negligence.
Dissecting Mad Men's Hopeful, Saccharine Half-Season
May 26, 2014
As "Mad Men" nears its end, all the characters keep revisiting their past.
'Broad City,' TV's Best Comedy, Is a Post-Feminist Barrage of Bathroom Humor and Romantic Flubs
May 20, 2014
The importance of being dirty.