Netflix gets its own Law & Order with Criminal

  TV ReviewsAll of our TV reviews in one convenient place.   Congratulations to Netflix: After over seven years of commissioning original series, it finally got around to creating its own Law & Order. This isn’t intended as a slam on its new international production, Criminal, but rather a compliment. The long-running NBC procedural didn’t run […]

Netflix’s Bright Future Looks A Lot Like Television’s Dim Past

Back and forth forever. Illustration: Angelica Alzona In 1995, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. In 1996, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. In 1997, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama […]

What We’re Watching This Week: “Wormwood,” “Alias Grace,” and “Fringe” | The New Yorker

react-text: 176 “Wormwood” /react-text react-text: 178 In 1958, my great-grandmother was mysteriously shot, and a couple of years ago I became obsessed with trying to piece together the muddled details of what happened. To figure out whether it was a suicide attempt, as the police believed, or something more sinister, I conducted newspaper-archive searches and […]

Bright Review: Netflix’s First Blockbuster Is the Worst Movie of 2017 | IndieWire

Max Landis and the director of “Suicide Squad” team up for a movie that’s part “Training Day,” part “Lord of the Rings,” and all miserable. /Author byline Share Tools /Share Tools There’s boring, there’s bad, and then there’s “Bright,” a movie so profoundly awful that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over […]

Will Smith’s Netflix blockbuster Bright is stunning in its audacity—and its stupidity

Photo: Netflix C- Bright Cast Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry, Noomi Rapace Availability Netflix December 22 Finally, high fantasy for the sunglasses-on-the-back-of-the-head set. If nothing else, you have to admire the audacity of the Netflix executives who greenlit Bright: The core conceit of this film—a violent, R-rated cop movie that just so happens to […]

The cavernous plot hole at the heart of ‘Daredevil’ season 2 | The Daily Dot

  Warning: This article contains spoilers for Daredevil season 2. Sometimes, it feels unfair to overanalyse plot holes in comic book adaptations. The genre relies on suspension of disbelief, and as long as the narrative makes emotional sense, who cares if there are a few discrepancies? Daredevil‘s second season, however, went further than most. Its […]